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Yup, seems like boob dude is here to stay.

Pop's money is bigger than the sponsors concern.



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On one hand good for them standing up to cancel culture, and recognizing kids can be a**holes on occasion. OR he is a rich daddy’s boy who can get away with anything and this just reinforces that. This looks bad on Haas and F1 - but no idea if right move or not. Zero doubt that dad’s money made the call.





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This guy has more than one issue but his dads richer than Strolls dad a few times over.
He seems to have some impulse control problems so keep watching.
 
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women dug his snuff
and his gallant stroll
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This is probably a welcome distraction for Haas, considering how bad their car really is.
 
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[Kosh}....and so it begins...[/Kosh]

'Out of Contract' Lewis Hamilton Rejects New Mercedes Deal: Report

Seven-time World F1 champion Lewis Hamilton has reportedly rejected the contract that Mercedes has offered him. This means, as of now, the Briton will be out of a job for the 2021 season. His contract with Mercedes F1 team expired on January 1, 2021.
The 35-year-old reportedly made four demands during contract talks with Mercedes according to Motorsport. The first is that his salary rises to 35.5million pounds a year, which would ensure he remains as the highest-paid driver on the grid. His second demand is that Hamilton reportedly wants a 10 per cent share of Mercedes' prize money should they win the Championship. One of their upcoming, limited-production AMG One cars and finally a role that 'goes beyond being a driver and more than a mere testimonial'. Which indicates that Hamilton is apparently desperate for a hands-on job where he can help drive the Silver Arrows' approach into electric transition.

Mercedes chief, Toto Wolff has been saying for months that extension of Hamilton's contract will not be a problem, but if Corriere Dello Sport's report is to be believed, Hamilton's demands of a four-year deal is a concern keeping George Russell in mind.

According to Motorsport.com, the Briton has rejected the proposal by Daimler, Mercedes’ parents, and 1/3rd owner of the F1 team. Hamilton’s counteroffer is and his contingency plan is yet unknown. It is highly unlikely McLaren will shock the world by bringing him in for either Lando Norris or Daniel Ricciardo.

The Daimler’s board of directors are reportedly unhappy with the lofty demands of the reigning champion. Considering the fact that the automobile industry faced a rude shock due to Covid-19 last year, it all makes sense to decline Hamilton’s proposal.
The Chairman of Daimler, Ola Kallenius wants the vacant seat to be filled up at the earliest. So much so, he is not ruling out the possibility of George Russell making a dream-come-true move to Mercedes, on a season basis considering that he is a Mercedes junior driver. Russell had replaced Hamilton for the Sakhir Grand Prix and put out an impressive performance there.

The 22-year-old is also cheaper as compared to his 35-year-old countryman and is touted as a future world champion. However, if Hamilton failed to come in an agreement with Mercedes, he could be without a team till 2022 as the all the major teams, including Ferrari and Red Bull, had a lot of movement in 2020.


Here's hoping for George Russell. Also reported, but not confirmed yet is that the Australian Grand Prix is likely to be cancelled/postponed due to the Aussie's COVID restrictions. The problem being I'm not sure if there's a break anywhere else in the schedule to place the race.
 
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I'm thinking the 10% share will be the deal breaker.

They should do what they do in Hollywood and offer the 10% share in lieu of salary




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Would be hugely surprised if Hamilton isn't in the W12 for the first race.
Russell waiting in the wings definitely puts some pressure on him [Ham].

Also can't imagine any other team, apart from Ferrari or RBR to have the budget for Hamilton. McLaren is on the rise & has a solid driver combo for '21.

Also saw the article on the Aussie GP being postponed. Not sure if they try to shift the schedule forward to slot it in later. Could maybe work to slot it between Suzuka & COTA, or after Brazil, since it's at least somewhat in the similar area.




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Russell waiting in the wings definitely puts some pressure on him [Ham].

That is why it surprised me that he would take a hard line...it isn't like they don't have options.

I don't think it would be bad for Hammy to take a gap year like Alonso did...or like Vettle was facing




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True, I just don't see it happening.
He's on a hot streak & not likely to let it go. Especially if Russell performs really well, there's less incentive to bring Ham back.




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I think Russell demonstrated is less the drive and more the car...so whats so special about Chinstrap at this point that MB can't possibly do without him?

a season without Chinstrap might actually be enjoyable to watch
 
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Max Verstappen dating ex-girlfriend of Red Bull driver he replaced



...(Kelly) Piquet is the daughter of three-time F1 champ Nelson Piquet and has a daughter with F1 driver Daniil Kvyat...


In other news, that'll be Sir Lewis going forward --

Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton awarded knighthood




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-Norris positive for Covid.

-Pre-season testing may be moved to Bahrain, instead of Barcelona. with Melbourne being delayed, would cut transport costs to already have the equipment in Bahrain for the opener.




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Abiteboul out at Renault

https://www.formula1.com/en/la...LV1zJTMl8BA7t0w.html




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Abiteboul out at Renault

https://www.formula1.com/en/la...LV1zJTMl8BA7t0w.html


LOL. Think Christian Horner will be sad to see him go?
 
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Long time coming. His leadership led them to a point where no one wants their engine.
 
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Any one see the picture of COTA covered in snow?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/P5KbBfovWFXxKgJL6
 
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With Brivio coming over from MotoGP, it was up or out as the only options for Cyril, I suppose.




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I wonder what Fernando thinks of this?
 
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Long time coming. His leadership led them to a point where no one wants their engine.


Renault didn’t do that bad this year with Danny Ric, so they seem to have moved past the issues. Kind of thinking that Haas and Alfa wished they had the Renault engine instead of this year’s Ferrari lump.
 
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Grosjean's hands

Worse than I realized. Click on pic for bigger, not for the squeamish.




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