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JimCrint

August 03, 2013 8:39 AM

F1 » Button aiming for Spa podium


@thepain - "...Even in the 1 year Jenson 'beat' Lewis, he got podiums...." Well, it's not surprising that Lewis got podiums in 2011 since he was driving THE SAME CAR as Jenson, a very fast McLaren!!! We've heard all these statistics before, and the same blinkered conclusion, always leaving out the fact that in every year since he came into F1, Lewis has had a race winning car (even in 2009 they turned it around to win). Jenson did not have a race winning car UNTIL 2009, his 9th year in F1 (leaving aside the freak Hungary 2006 result). It's been said before, but where was Lewis' 'driver, set-up and development ability' in 2009. The four races before he won in Hungary that year he finished no higher than 12th!!

JimCrint

August 01, 2013 9:21 PM

F1 » Button aiming for Spa podium


@roundiniho - well, as Phil Hill once said, at the end of every race you have only one winner and a whole lot of losers! This is the Red Bull era, as we had the Ferrari era, the Williams era, Lotus, etc. You just have to hand it to them, amazing consistency over 4 years (nearly 5 if you include the 2nd half of 2009). You're right, serious questions do need to be asked at McLaren, as to who's right to take the team forward. I just wonder where Paddy Lowe was in all of this. You take the fastest car at the end of last season, regulations stay the same, one year only til major engine change, and you go for a radical re-design?!? Madness! I only hope that what they've been through this year really does translate into an advantage next year, as Jenson hopes!

JimCrint

August 01, 2013 4:57 AM

F1 » Button aiming for Spa podium


This often happens, a Button thread becomes a Hamilton thread but while we're on the subject, and while I think Lewis drove flawlessly last Sunday, it has to be pointed out that, but for team orders and three retirements, Rosberg would be ahead on points as well as race wins. As for Button, he drove great last Sunday as well (there were a number of really good drives), given what he's got to work with and if they do manage to pull off a podium or two in the 2nd half of the year it would be no mean achievement!

JimCrint

August 01, 2013 4:50 AM

F1 » Button aiming for Spa podium


@icemankimi - when Lewis won the Hungarian grand prix in 2009 that McLaren was no longer a dog of a car! The previous four races Lewis finished no higher than 12th. By Hungary they sorted the car! @roundinho - how can you say that McLaren have produced a sub-par car these last three years. In 2013 it was the fastest car more often than not only let down by some poor teamwork and some dodgy parts. But it still won 7 GPs. It certainly ended the year as the fastest car. How can that e sub-par? And in 2010 Lewis went into the last race with the possibility of winning the title. Lewis could have won that title but for two reckless moves, a trait he continued well into 2011. McLaren won 5 GPs in 2010, 6 in 2011. How can this be sub-par? Help me out here?

JimCrint

July 29, 2013 5:24 PM

F1 » Hamilton triumphs in Hungary with his first win for Mercedes


I doubt if Kimi will go to Red Bull. He's got absolutely no manners and would not represent the Red Bull brand well, IMO. And there's always the danger that he may decide not to show up, just like in 2008 and 2009 (remember he did actually get fired by Ferrari). I enjoy his driving, I think he's probably the bravest driver in F1, apart from being one of the quickest. But his attitude sucks. He's got everything, has one of the best jobs in the world, and yet he makes this big show, liked he's so bored, every time he's asked a question! I find it tiresome.

JimCrint

July 25, 2013 10:01 AM

F1 » F1 pays just £1m in corporation tax


@killingtime - all those tax dollars saved absolutely do not go to work. They find there way into the bank accounts of the super rich who generally do not re-invest in people and businesses. The amount of money that is placed on money markets everyday, or invested in gold, etc is in the trillions. This money does nothing other than make more money. It IS immoral that one part of society, ie the super rich, who are the most able to pay tax, have the means and the wherewithal to hoard their wealth. And if anyone thinks cheating is a code to live by, I feel pity more than contempt!

JimCrint

July 21, 2013 4:35 AM

F1 » Kate Walker: Bernie shows his bravery


Is Kate Walker Bernie's love child or something? What a ridiculous piece! Brave? Brazen more like!! This man has been indicted for bribery and, if found guilty, should go to jail just like anybody else. Bernie, by his own admission, paid money to a banker to stop him revealing his tax affairs in the UK. If that isn't a bribe I don't know what is. In any other sport, anyone in Ecclestone's position would immediately resign for the good of that sport and disappear from view, not strutting about the grid as if nothing had happened.

JimCrint

June 26, 2013 8:06 AM

F1 » Hamilton wouldn’t shy from Vettel partnership


Lewis is sounding more self-absorbed by the day. If he wants to be remembered as a 'great' as he keeps saying, he needs to drop the lifestyle, elbow the dog (and I'm not talking about Nicole, hehe!) and just focus on one thing and one thing only. Winning a WDC with Mercedes!! Nothing less will do if he wants to be thought of in this way. Got to deal with Rosberg first who, apart from team orders and two DNFs, would be at least level on points right now, and who is putting the lie to the idea that Lewis is in some kind of top 3 of speed on the grid right now.


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