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Bernie Ecclestone: Lewis' name a stamp of good housekeeping for Mercedes

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October 27, 2012 12:29 AM

People will say he was pushed because that is what THEY want to believe. Asking for his branding rights and additional freedom to pursue outside sponsors is what caused the shift. McLaren was able to use Lewis's brand as a way of attracting sponsors and therefore a cash cow. When it became apparent that Vodaphone was decreasing there support the additional money to obtain lewis was not possible. As for Red Bull and Ferrari not wanting him that is a lie. They could not take him on as their number ONES would not have it. Spin it anyway you want. Lewis jumped ship.


October 27, 2012 12:33 AM

And Sunny, just for you. You say that Lewis is not Ferrari material. That makes no sense. Ferrari hired one of the most notorious drivers on the grid. One that includes a friendship with a man that was Banned from F1. A relationship that is strong today. And what do you say about Alonso's recent remarks about HIS team. One where he says that Ferrari is all talk and no action. Does that sit well with you?


October 27, 2012 12:48 AM

Rob, If Lulu brought McLaren the sponsorship that you claim then he would be self-financing, ie they would have given him what he wanted because they would have scored out of it.
As for your RBR / Ferrari comment if they thought Lulu would be a better number one they would have given him what he wanted, but they didn't. They would rather have Vettel and Alonso, better drivers and less trouble simple.
As for Flav the poven cheat, I agree he was, but what about Ron the proven cheat and liar that was fined $100m and forced to leave his job to save his team? Until recently he had rather strong ties with Lulu.


October 27, 2012 1:07 AM
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Tai, i said my peace/piece and stand by it. Ferrari said they were not interested but then again ALONSO has just said that Ferrari are ALL TALK on Mon,Tues,Wed and thursday with no ACTION on the weekend. Maybe that sizes up as to what I am telling you. As for Ron.. the 100M was for being a twit. Had he just told the truth he would have been fine. Anyone in F1 that messes up only needs to fully confess to be allowed back in the snake pit. Ask Sutil

jose - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 1:55 AM

Methinks you are worried about tomorrow. Lewis is sitting
at the table with a winning hand. You have nothing to offer
but criticism, nefarious noise. Time will tell if you are correct
or if Hamilton decision will be the winning part of that
50/50 nonsense formulated by Sunny Blue.

Hamilton #1 Fan,

Old, Jose


October 27, 2012 8:38 AM

rob. i was a little surprised at alonsos remarks,, but i had a laugh at sam michaels!

sm. we had a host of new parts fitted

lulu. there were no new parts fitted

sm. the driver wouldnt know or understand the parts fitted.

he has a great understanding of lulus technical knowledge!

LewisMerc - Unregistered

October 27, 2012 8:47 AM

he has a great understanding of lulus technical knowledge!

SM said something different just now on SKY

"If you went and tested a new front wing, he would know it is a new front wing but there is no way he would know it is a change in the radius here or the endplate there. They are not going to know that type of detail."

He added: "He would not know the detail of what it is and neither would Jenson, because the detail of it is not something that is the domain of the driver. It is an engineering task."

As for leaving the driver in the dark about the updates, Michael explained is was because verbal feedback is often not needed.


October 27, 2012 9:00 AM

lulumerc. thanks for confirming what michael said. now go back to the denial by lulu that there were any new parts fitted. was he telling porkies again, or does he not pay any attention to (or understand) parts on his car?

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