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Don Hopings

September 02, 2014 2:03 AM

F1 » Hamilton: It’s far from over


bob jane: LULU has been a PR nightmare for Merc, l think they know who they want as WC, merc just need to manage the result.. the postponing the contract signing speaks volumes., l think Lewis needs to start thinking where his ass will be in 2015 IMO.
bob jane: LULU has been a PR nightmare for Merc, l think they know who they want as WC, merc just need to manage the result.. the postponing the contract signing speaks volumes., l think Lewis needs to start thinking where his ass will be in 2015 IMO.
It is NOT "postponing the contract signing". http://m.crash.net/f1/news/208096/1/hamiltonmercedes-contract-talks-on-hold.html Mercedes' Toto Wolff says contract discussions with Lewis Hamilton have been put on hold until the end of the season. Hamilton said before the mid-season break that he was keen to sit down and talk about his future at Mercedes after Nico Rosberg signed a new deal, with Wolff confirming that negotiations had started about extending Hamilton's stay beyond his current contract which runs out at the end of 2015. However, speaking before the incident which saw Hamilton and Rosberg collide in the Belgian Grand Prix and the subsequent fallout, Wolff said both parties had agreed to delay the talks while also not opening discussions with anyone else. "We've been talking to each other every day,” Wolff said. "But at this stage things are very intense and you have to stay concentrated on the season. But one thing is for sure, we are not going to talk to anybody else before having a very clear situation about how we can continue to work with Lewis. "This is what we have said to each other, that we have no interest in having any other conversation with any other driver. We are not having any, and Lewis is not having any discussion with any other team, so this is why we trust each other. "We feel at the moment we need to be concentrated on the championship and not get involved in contractual discussions, intense discussions, because it is something which is one and a half years away from of us."

Don Hopings

August 29, 2014 9:46 PM

F1 » Hamilton: We both made mistakes


Firestorm: I doubt that the main problem is solved. Both of them wants the drivers title and when the season gets closer to the end I expect more fireworks between them. Maybe in Monza things will be more calm but if Lewis manages to cut the point deficit race by race, I do expect Rosberg to be on full attack mode. Who knows, maybe they can try to block each other, maybe they will use again the [b]special engine modes[\b] (against the direction of the team) and maybe they will crash again. It will be very interesting!
Yes, my guess about "we have both made mistakes" related to the use of an enegine mode that is intended for qualifying.

Don Hopings

August 29, 2014 10:27 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Nico’s alleged thoughtcrime


It is my estimation that Rosberg is feeling the pressure of the WDC. This is very personal for him because I don't think he has ever beaten Hamilton at anything. Going from memory here, but I don't think he has passed Hamilton in a straight fight since they have both been at Mercedes. That's what driving him to do these, questionable, at best, acts. The actual WDC is just a consequence. The main thing is beating Hamilton. Further, I think in the Court of Public Opinion, what this latest move has done is cast a different light on Monte Carlo. Where people were willing to write that off as a mistake, I think they now see that Rosberg has a devious side. On the other side, Hamilton has been in championship fights before. I think he understands better how all this works and I think he will respond to all of this very differently from Rosberg. Winning 4 races in a row and coming from the back to podiums should continue to give him strength and confidence as time goes on. Now before folks s

Don Hopings

August 29, 2014 10:09 PM

F1 » Kate Walker: Nico’s alleged thoughtcrime


Supermario: I don't believe Nico admitted he purposefully crashed back of L.H or Nico intentionally crashed back of L.H. Nico was not idiot or stupid enough to damage his car for to disrupt L.H. It's racing accident. Nico car can more damage than L.H car in accident. Nico want to race and win the race. So he tried to retook his pole position and take a risk. Nico was in half length of L.H when L.H closing inside line and Nico can't escape L.H rear Wheel hitting his front wing. L.H move on. It's racing accident. Stop crying. Also L.H's bad Karma for what he had done to Alonso in McLaren.
This is wrong on at least 6 counts, but I'll just address one. Your view of Alonso and Hamilton DOES NOT match the truth. Alonso was very unhappy with Ron Dennis for not granting him #1 status. I believe Dennis promised that, but it never happened. It spill over to Hamilton when Alonso thought Hamilton was getting favored treatment. Alonso was a big part of McLaren gett

Don Hopings

August 28, 2014 12:34 AM

F1 » Kate Walker: Nico’s alleged thoughtcrime


Mark _: "As long as both men stay silent" - well good luck with Yappy, I mean Hammy. Either of them could have avoided the contact. For those who say that the corner belonged to Hamilton that is fine and all but unless he is completely unaware he turned with another driver still bedside him. I am glad that Nico will not let Hamilton put him off of the road anymore. Hopefully it happens again.
Please watch the replays. Rosberg cut the tire down BEFORE they exited the right hand first part of Les Combes. Hamilton had NOT turned to the left at that point.

Don Hopings

August 28, 2014 12:26 AM

F1 » Kate Walker: Nico’s alleged thoughtcrime


Taipan: When will Mercedes do the decent thing and TELL Nico that he is a number 2 driver and not supposed to win? He's leading the championship, being a team player and is the only thing in the team other than the car that isn't a total embarrassment yet they're treating him like a fly in the ointment. Imagine where Mercedes would be if they hadn't signed Lulu, still leading the championship, a lot less embarrassing moments, less hissyfits, less sulks, more team harmony and 20 million a year better off. Oh I forgot Lulu designed the car........ Oh look a flying pig!
Interesting that being a "team player" allows you to put yourself in a situation with a HIGH probability of taking your teammate out. If that is being a "team player" I want no part of it.

Don Hopings

August 28, 2014 12:30 AM

F1 » Kate Walker: Nico’s alleged thoughtcrime


Ptolemy: Nico is mind f***ing everyone involved in this fiasco by remaining calm, telling the truth and laying down simple facts. The small minds of Toto, Lauda, Paddy, Lulu and the One Eyed Lulu fans / 2007 and later F1 fans just cant cope with reason. The truth and facts mean nothing to these people. Nico knows that. He is probably the smartest driver in F1 today. The entire Mercedes management, with Lulu, doesn't stand a chance matching wits with him.
What "truth"? He hasn't said anything and he won't. If he doesn't say anything, then no one can trip him up. He's shown his ass twice. I'm betting on another.


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