F1 » Hamilton puts car before cash

Lewis Hamilton has said that he would be willing to take a pay cut if it meant getting his hands on a championship-winning car.

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Firestorm - Unregistered

June 27, 2011 10:14 AM

Well said Lewis.Ferrari and McLaren have the biggest budget but not always this is translated in pace.That makes F1 exciting.Remember when Renault ended Ferrari-Schumacher dominance in 2005.Than they had the sixth biggest budget of F1 teams.Or Toyota and Honda where reach teams and always failed to deliver.At last Brawn GP was in difficult economical situation in 2009 but managed to win the title with the double diffuser invention by Ross Brawn.Although I think that we will not have to wait very long before watching again Ferrari and McLaren showing why they are the most succesful teams on F1 history.So Lewis keep your faith on this team.You don't need Red Bull.Is only an energy drink outfit you said some month ago.


June 27, 2011 10:21 AM

firestorm. brawn gp was never in a poor financial situation. their car had the biggest spend of any car on the grid, courtesy of honda. and as for the comment that ross brawn invented the ddd!!!! first of all, he is not a designer, secondly as williams and toyota also debuted the ddd at the same time, did he design it for them as well, and what about the designs that ferrari, renault etc had EARLIER put to the fia (and were rejected)??


June 27, 2011 10:49 AM
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RBR won't take Hamilton on board, there is a possibility their golden boy could be trampled (if they give Hamilton equal car, that is), and they just won't take the risk. Plus, it's Vettel's team and if Hamilton goes there there's a huge possibility he'll get hampered by the team just like Webber now. Again, he won't take that risk.

bojan - Unregistered

June 27, 2011 10:51 AM

Nice to see that Hamilton isn't in it just for the money, but the problem is no team can guarantee him (or anyone else) a championship winning car. This year Red Bull - next year, who knows? Could be any of the big budget teams. And it would be annoying would it not, to take a pay cut and find yourself still out of contention?

It's all down to luck, which is why some of the best drivers (Moss, Reutemann, Alesi, for example) were never World Champions. At least Hamilton got one in the bag, for the future all he can do is hope for the best.

pitstop - Unregistered

June 27, 2011 10:54 AM

Lewis seemed a bit upset after yesterday's performance 4th is not where he wants to be he wants to win every race,hearing him saying that he is not looking forward to Silverstone is very unlike him.I hope he will decide to stay with Mclaren and try to turn this around and to get them back to being great again like they were a few years ago,the title is still not yet over and if anyone can do this then Lewis can.


June 27, 2011 11:20 AM

It would be a risk with the rule changes coming up for 2013 and 2014. It would probably annoy quite a lot of drivers on the Red Bull young driver scheme. I get the feeling one of Ricciardo or Vergne is being groomed to take Webber's seat so there may not be room for Hamilton.

f12011 - Unregistered

June 27, 2011 11:43 AM

'Lewis Hamilton has said that he would be willing to take a pay cut if it meant getting his hands on a championship-winning car.'
Yeah, because money would then come from personal and team sponsorships.

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