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Don Hopings

December 28, 2014 12:39 PM

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Enough With The REVISIONIST History. Funny that Dennis mentions Hamilton NOW in connection with the Alonso difficulties. What was he waiting for? 7 years later makes what he said tainted. Alonso, de la Rosa and their engineers were USING the Ferrari data. They kept is from Hamilton's side of the garage. Alonso was looking for ANY advantage because he realized that Hamilton was as quick, or quicker, than he was. Dennis never granted Alonso #1 status as promised. Alonso threatened Dennis with going the to tell the FIA that McLaren had the Ferrari documents. Dennis had NO choice but to go to Mosley first. Alonso cost McLaren $100,000,000 but the net was maybe around $30,000,000. Those are the FACTS. Taipan: anything else is fabrication on your part.

Don Hopings

December 28, 2014 1:11 PM

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107SS2009:
Don Hopings:
107SS2009: greatness was exaggerated by the restrictions on others preventing them in trying to catch-up.
Then you MUST claim the same for McLaren in '88 and Red Bull in '13. If there are opportunities to catch up and NO ONE did, the effect is the same and perhaps even worse as there were no excuses.
In 88 and 13 there was all the opportunities to catch-up, in 14 (this year) for the first time I can remember (and that goes a long time back) the opportunity to catch-up was negated by the rules, so there is no way that the effect of winning the championship can be said to be the same. one thing is for sure, with your Persistent unreasonable reasoning you pushes a forum to the point of exasperation.
When the SAME RESULT happens for a different reason, it works to invalidate, or at least detract from, your original premise.

Don Hopings

December 28, 2014 1:01 PM

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Further, Ron Dennis said (I believe) that Hamilton "played a part" in the Alonso difficulties. I don't not believe he said Hamilton "started" it, as Taipan asserts. Pat Symonds has said that basically he took the fall for CrashGate. Who would he have been protecting? My money would be on Alonso as it appears everyone else was punished or granted immunity. And remember, all the FIA can attest to is that they could find no evidence that Alonso was a participant. That does NOT guarantee that he had no part. Crumbles? Wolff has said that he was very impressed that however badly things went for Hamilton, the next race he always came back in good spirits. Contrast that with Rosberg who was STILL fuming over Hungary when they came back from the break almost a month later. Also note how Rosberg's demeanor changed after Spa when Wolff and Lauda drop kicked his ass. Hamilton's come back from 3 DNF's, a burned out car and an exploding brake disk contributed a lot to how the season went. yes, cr

Don Hopings

December 28, 2014 12:23 PM

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107SS2009:
janhein:
107SS2009: Anybody from on the 2014 grid would have been in with a good chance of winning the 2014 championship. The WO5 rendered it's drivers irrelevant.
irrelevant, ha ha. pretty good scrabble word though.
Do you think it would have made any difference to the WO5 dominance with anybody from on the present grid in the driving seat?
Or Vettel in 2013?

Don Hopings

December 28, 2014 3:47 AM

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izybluffen:
Don Hopings: Your bias is showing. You forget that Alonso brings baggage. He seems to have a very polarizing effect at places where he's been. He cost McLaren a bunch of money and he was the only one who benefitted from CrashGate. As much as I respect his abilities, I wouldn't have him.
I agree with Tai on that, and so would most readers here. The funny thing is that while most people dont like or are not fans of Ferdi - Most people recognize him as the best all rounder. He always gives 100% and bats the car above its weight. Only the die hard Lulu or Bieber fans disagree. So yeah in fantasy pick most people would go for Alonos first. Lulu also comes with baggage ! Just mentally destabilize him and he crumbles.
Sure, he definitely crumbled to those 11 wins, didn't he? 4 straight and 5 straight and the best Rosberg could do was 1 in a row.

Don Hopings

December 28, 2014 2:24 AM

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107SS2009: It was exactly the “WHY” the gap couldn’t be closed that I accredited you with such a blinding brightness.
There were no restrictions in 1988 and Lotus also had Honda engines, but no one really had anything for McLaren for the entire season. In 2013, there were engine restrictions, but no one could keep pace with Newey's in-season aero development. Point is that in 2 situations people could have closed up the gap to the leading team and no one did. You make it sound like every time there was a big performance gap that other teams closed in, but that wasn't always the case.


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