Until Mark himself mentions Ferrari were after him, or Ferrari mentions Mark was being considered (like they have Lewis), you're all clutching at straws and full of sh*t.
No - that wasn't said - and behind the scenes that isn't what happened.
Most people would understand that a team talking to a driver about a move to them next season, whilst they had 2 drivers already under contract for the next season - was more than a chat. Also - if RBR scuppered the deal once they heard about it, then I don't see Ferrari's approach to Mark as being idle conversation either. If your interpretation to that is different - then I'm not going to argue the point. Take it as you see it and we'll agree to differ....but that was 2010 - and has little to do with his current circumstances.
So it went from an "offer" to "Most people would understand ..." yada yada ... "more than a chat". As I mentioned earlier, you're all about innuendo. "More than a chat". Hah! What a surprise. You make a concrete statement deceiving everybody and then backpedal when you get called out on it. So typical. And "interpretation"? WTF? You mentioned "the offer", and now you tell us it's based on some interpretations you made? Give me a break.
And no doubt you'll continue to add nothing of value to this thread!!
Yeah, about the same value as speculating Mark and Ferrari are/were/ever will be an item. I'm just arguing the opposite side. Too bad you can't take it.
an offer is an expression of interest.
why are you getting so offended by a leap in symantics.
it's pretty widely known ferrari was after him last year.
The word "Ferrari" is conspicuously missing from anything Mark has said. It's not semantics. An offer is an offer. Ferrari is Ferrari. You can't muddle them up and then argue that they're one and the same thing. Hand waving has its limits.
Edited by boldhakka, 19 October 2011 - 08:54.