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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject: Well done Lewis Reply with quote

I know that I'm in a minority in feeling really pleased about Lewis Hamilton achieving his 6th World Championship but am still surprised to be the first one to say "Congratulations Lewis" on here.

I'm looking forward to him having a decent battle with several others next year and if he can do it again I'd really hope he'd win a few more people over.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck to the bloke, he will go on to become a legend in F1 Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And he'll be able to buy himself another set of diamond earrings now Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Well done Lewis Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
I know that I'm in a minority in feeling really pleased about Lewis Hamilton achieving his 6th World Championship but am still surprised to be the first one to say "Congratulations Lewis" on here.

I'm looking forward to him having a decent battle with several others next year and if he can do it again I'd really hope he'd win a few more people over.


Im also in that minority then, he seems to be much maligned on platforms... its maybe due the fact that there are a lot of people out there that like to shoot down someone who does well despite , nay maybe because of humble background … I say Well Done to all "the Hamiltons" … there is a family story of courage & dedication in there …...they deserve credit more than many ' Silver spoon' , upper class twits that we in Britain seem to tolerate ( and in many cases, look up too, not by me tho ) more than we should ….

Well done Lewis...…!!

Edit to add , that I got up at 0100 in the morning where I am to watch him win his 6th Championship !
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work by Lewis and his team!👍
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont think he gives his father the respect he deserves & what he has done for him. His dad was being interviewed by Martin Brundle & it was a bit disconcerting to hear him say that he was going to be watching the race on TV in the UK but got a late call telling him to get over to the States. Its not as though he wasn't about to win the title. Perhaps Lewis PR department are more clued up about bad publicity than he is
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think LH is a tw@t. And I also think F1 after the first lap is boring as feck!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an impressive thing to do getting 6 championships and to do it without cheating, (Senna, Vettel, Schumacher) I can only see him getting another as the cars will be very similar next year, depending how the regulations change for 2021 he may even get to 8 in the next few seasons.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:10 pm    Post subject: Lewis Reply with quote

I agree Norfolk. Hopefully Lewis had a good celebration dinner on his Vegan sauasages last night! Seeing as he thinks that is going to save the planet nooo
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All time great and much better than Schumacher who’s team mates were playing second fiddle from the first race of the season. Once Mercedes binned that biased No 1 driver idea he was often second best to Rosberg who had to retire after his title win against Hamilton car failures. I haven’t forgotten some cheating (Monaco) from Rosberg either, although I think that happened in a different year to his title win.

The best ever but he’s British and we love to give our over achievers a good jealousy laden kicking. Yes he probably is a bit of a twat but what a driver.

Hamilton will need to retire before his greatness is acknowledged as it should be.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to me that anyone who wants to get to the very top of any global sport or business is not going to do it by being a nice well balanced ‘good bloke’. Self centred, single minded, egotistical characteristics are always there, but they go with an outrageous talent and a heck of a lot of sheer hard work.

Unfortunately Britain seems to be populated by many who want to reduce everything to the lowest level, and take pot shots at anyone who sticks their head above the parapet.

‘nuff said - brilliant result for Lewis, brilliant result for Mercedes. Nice to have something to celebrate when everything else seems to be heading for the bottom of the pit.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We Brits should be celebrating in vast numbers. He is young, black and British and one of our own who has achieved greatness. He even has a bulldog that wears a Union Jack coat.

......but wait.

Personality, warmth, sincerity, doing the right thing for and by your family, being genuinely humble and coming across as a thoroughly decent and caring guy makes the British public, racing fans and the F1 circus warm to you.

Senna and Schumacher were animals inside a race car but outside it they were champions in so many other ways without trying.

IMO Lewis(sadly) will only really be remembered as a talented racing driver and as the guy who equalled or beat a record set by another talented racing driver.

That may be enough for some people and if it is that is perfectly fine👍
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whether he is good bloke or not is actually irrelevant. Last time I checked, there aren't any bonus points for being a good egg. What we are witnessing is history in the making, and that should applauded. He has done something that only one other person has ever achieved.
It puts into context the Vettel years, where it was obvious that Webber played second fiddle to the Finger from the teams perspective. Rosberg was allowed to attack as ultimately it helps the brands German image, but there is always going to be politics in sport, and Lewis manages to ride the political landscape better than the rest.
On average, he is world champ every other year of his F1 career. Outstanding.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Whether he is good bloke or not is actually irrelevant. Last time I checked, there aren't any bonus points for being a good egg. What we are witnessing is history in the making, and that should applauded. He has done something that only one other person has ever achieved.
It puts into context the Vettel years, where it was obvious that Webber played second fiddle to the Finger from the teams perspective. Rosberg was allowed to attack as ultimately it helps the brands German image, but there is always going to be politics in sport, and Lewis manages to ride the political landscape better than the rest.
On average, he is world champ every other year of his F1 career. Outstanding.


As a driver he certainly is but I think what people are saying is that the jury’s out on the rest of the package.

Maybe he should visit a teen cancer support group to get things into perspective

I find these types of LH comments frankly bizarre and attention seeking. Some may think he is a bit of a divvy after reading this kind of stuff from someone who tells us to eat veggie and wants to save the planet before bombing around the world in a fuel guzzling private jet everywhere.

Despite his success, Hamilton has spoken out about how tough 2019 has been for him.

“I try to show people that, from the outside, things always look great but it's not always the case,” said the 34-year-old.

“I am struggling with lots of different things and battling certain demons.”
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He gets a congratulations from me for winning 6 world titles.

Nothing more to say......can't be bothered.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to agree 6 time f1 champion he is one of the fastest drivers ever,

a few seasons ago we met him at the Silverstone GP & he went along the entire long row of people signing all the kids autographs, hats programmes etc etc also the marshalls & anyone else who stood in line before his limo took him away, I say he's a good guy, certainly wasn't stuck up to us. My son & nephew loved it Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hamster75 wrote:
Got to agree 6 time f1 champion he is one of the fastest drivers ever,

a few seasons ago we met him at the Silverstone GP & he went along the entire long row of people signing all the kids autographs, hats programmes etc etc also the marshalls & anyone else who stood in line before his limo took him away, I say he's a good guy, certainly wasn't stuck up to us. My son & nephew loved it Thumb Thumb


He's into his bikes too, like me. He once rocked up to a track day event in Spain that I was on (all very low key, didn't show face). My mate who's an ex WSBK mechanic was tasked with prepping his bike and looking after him with all things technical.
I, like most people, didn't even know he was there until he'd gone. But the general opinion of the people that dealt with him that day was- he's a tw@t. Didn't speak much to anyone and sat in pit garage with his hood up on his phone when he wasn't on track.
Fab driver though, can't deny that.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's about time the law was changed. If someone decides they don't want to pay UK tax and go and be a resident of Switzerland or Monaco (and dodges paying UK VAT to the sum of 3.5 million on his private jet), then that's the country they should be racing for and not the country they pretend to represent.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
It's about time the law was changed. If someone decides they don't want to pay UK tax and go and be a resident of Switzerland or Monaco (and dodges paying UK VAT to the sum of 3.5 million on his private jet), then that's the country they should be racing for and not the country they pretend to represent.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either that or pay tax Wink

Aren't you by law a UK resident?
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