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#1 IceSkyrim

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:20

Jean-Louis Moncet from the french magazine AutoPlus reports that Lewis decided to leave McLaren.

McLaren in talks with DiResta.

http://blog.autoplus...de-monaco-2012/

http://www.yallaf1.c...o-quit-mclaren/

Edited by IceSkyrim, 01 June 2012 - 16:50.


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#2 F1Newbie

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:22

Jean-Louis Moncet from the french magazine AutoPlus reports that Lewis decided to leave McLaren.

McLaren in talks with DiResta.


He even say Lewis could leave even before the end of 2012 :rotfl:


#3 Markn93

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:23

Jean-Louis Moncet from the french magazine AutoPlus reports that Lewis decided to leave McLaren.

McLaren in talks with DiResta.


These reports have been rubbished by Simon Oliveira, (XIX Entertainment) on twitter.

#4 jrg19

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:23

Jean-Louis Moncet from the french magazine AutoPlus reports that Lewis decided to leave McLaren.

McLaren in talks with DiResta.


Cant think of anything worse than having to support di Resta as a McLaren fan, for that reason alone i pray Lewis stays at McLaren.

#5 River

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:24

These reports have been rubbished by Simon Oliveira, (XIX Entertainment) on twitter.


He works for his management company, he's hardly gonna confirm it is he. It's like Horner saying Red Bull aren't interested in signed him, its just PR. There won't be any confirmation from anyone until they are ready to announce it to the public.

Edited by River, 01 June 2012 - 16:27.


#6 IceSkyrim

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:26

:blush: Oh, Sorry... old news.

#7 Markn93

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:27

He works for his management company, he's hardly gonna confirm it is he. It's like Horner saying Red Bull aren't interested in signed him, its just PR.


Yeah maybe, but then again there's not many people better placed to know the situation than himself if he is telling the truth and the reporter for Autoplus is incorrect. Depends how you want to look at it really.

#8 River

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:29

Yeah maybe, but then again there's not many people better placed to know the situation than himself if he is telling the truth and the reporter for Autoplus is incorrect. Depends how you want to look at it really.


There will not be confirmation from anyone at all until they are ready to announce it. Until then they will deny it no matter if its true or not. That's there job. Doesn't matter what way you look at it.

Edited by River, 01 June 2012 - 16:30.


#9 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:39

Can't believe that reporter took my silly season prediction seriously...

#10 Stormsky68

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 16:54

God I hope the team runs a more exciting line up than Di Resta and Button ): can't think of a more dull pair


#11 IceSkyrim

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:00

God I hope the team runs a more exciting line up than Di Resta and Button ): can't think of a more dull pair

:lol: I assume you're not Briton  ;)

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:03

:lol:

PDiR's manager must be doing a good job!...... Who ever he is!

#13 IceSkyrim

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:06

:lol:

PDiR's manager must be doing a good job!...... Who ever he is!

Lewis father :lol:

): Hey, he had priviledged information and pulled a move before all other managers.

Edited by IceSkyrim, 01 June 2012 - 17:08.


#14 maverick69

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:09

Lewis father :lol:


Is he!!!!!!?????? :confused:


Edited by maverick69, 01 June 2012 - 17:09.


#15 Watkins74

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:10

Is he!!!!!!?????? :confused:

Yes.

#16 undersquare

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:11

:lol: I assume you're not Briton ;)

Lol, nationalism will only take some of us so far...

#17 Boxerevo

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:11

:lol:

#18 undersquare

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:12

Is he!!!!!!?????? :confused:

Haha, pearls before swine mate :D

#19 maverick69

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:14

:rotfl:

Was I technically trollin' there?!

Edited by maverick69, 01 June 2012 - 17:18.


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#20 Tifosi4ever

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:15

Yes.


Indeed, a bit of a conundrum for Anthony. Do you do what is best for your driver, and give McLaren an easy time in saying cya to your Son, or is blood thicker than DiResta for believing he would?

#21 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:16

These reports have been rubbished by Simon Oliveira, (XIX Entertainment) on twitter.


If this was said on twitter it must be true!?

#22 TheWilliamzer

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:17

Damn... Anthony is really the man :lol: and look how PDiR is performing! brilliantly in a modest car I think :)

#23 smitten

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:19

give McLaren an easy time in saying cya to your Son


IF Hamilton leaves, or is even mooted, there will be a line of agents round the block offering the services of drivers current, past, and future. Why would Antony offering Di Resta make it any easier for McLaren?

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:20

Indeed, a bit of a conundrum for Anthony. Do you do what is best for your driver, and give McLaren an easy time in saying cya to your Son, or is blood thicker than DiResta for believing he would?


Or maybe LH is leaving come what may....

#25 Crafty

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:20

Doesn't make sense.

DiResta is a Mercedes driver, they've invested in his career, he won DTM for them and they got him the job at Force India. Clearly they are lining him up to replace Scumacher at some point. Why would they let him sing for McLaren who will probably drop Merc engines (or the other way about..) in 2015, possibly even 2014.

Unless this is a precursor to keeping the engine deal.



#26 jjcale

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:24

Doesn't make sense.

DiResta is a Mercedes driver, they've invested in his career, he won DTM for them and they got him the job at Force India. Clearly they are lining him up to replace Scumacher at some point. Why would they let him sing for McLaren who will probably drop Merc engines (or the other way about..) in 2015, possibly even 2014.

Unless this is a precursor to keeping the engine deal.


Perhaps LH is going to Merc...

#27 Markn93

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:35

If this was said on twitter it must be true!?


Where did I say that?

#28 Stormsky68

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:37

:lol: I assume you're not Briton ;)


I was last time I looked


#29 Tifosi4ever

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:43

IF Hamilton leaves, or is even mooted, there will be a line of agents round the block offering the services of drivers current, past, and future. Why would Antony offering Di Resta make it any easier for McLaren?


Theoretical question. If DiResta went to McLaren, and did so because McLaren were not willing to pay the 100 mil he asked for because DiResta was available and deemed as good a prospect, then DiResta and Macca went on to dominate whilst Lewis was left driving for a back marker, would you be happy if you were Anthony, or sad? Or, if DiResta and Lewis were fighting for a championship in the final race, who would you be rooting for if you were Anthony? As a father, I know the answer, and IMHO DiResta should do too.

#30 smitten

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:50

Theoretical question.


Not an answer.

You said it would give McLaren an "easy time" if Anthony offered Di Resta. How? I don't believe McLaren will be short of drivers wanting the seat...

#31 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:53

Where did I say that?


These reports have been rubbished by Simon Oliveira, (XIX Entertainment) on twitter.


It's right there in your post!

#32 1001

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:57

Doesn't make sense.

DiResta is a Mercedes driver, they've invested in his career, he won DTM for them and they got him the job at Force India. Clearly they are lining him up to replace Scumacher at some point. Why would they let him sing for McLaren who will probably drop Merc engines (or the other way about..) in 2015, possibly even 2014.

Unless this is a precursor to keeping the engine deal.

If they have Hamilton and Rosberg they won't need Di Resta. But maybe Hamilton won't go to Mercedes, because I get the feeling Red Bull might sign Hamilton to make the most eagerly anticipated driver line up in years. Great for publicity.

Anyone think if Hamilton leaves next year, McLaren will try to resign Kimi? Or would they prefer new blood?


#33 Markn93

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:57

It's right there in your post!


No, where did I say it must be true. I was simply providing the info.

#34 Tifosi4ever

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 17:58

Not an answer.

You said it would give McLaren an "easy time" if Anthony offered Di Resta. How? I don't believe McLaren will be short of drivers wanting the seat...


Of course not, but how many of those drivers would McLaren actually think could perform as well? McLaren seem to think DiResta is someone who could.

#35 Cavani

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:05

well, Mclaren PR and their media handling department has just got a lot duller

#36 smitten

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:06

Of course not, but how many of those drivers would McLaren actually think could perform as well? McLaren seem to think DiResta is someone who could.


You said it would give McLaren an "easy time" if Anthony offered Di Resta. How?

By consistently avoiding answering the question you in danger of looking like you are trying to smear the whole Hamilton family in one go, but I give you more credit than that...


#37 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:08

No, where did I say it must be true. I was simply providing the info.


Oh sorry, I was making my own commentary on twitter. You didn't offer any opinion at all. :up:

#38 WatchingF1since4yearsold

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:08

I doubt Lewis has made a decision yet, he will only "leave" I expect if he has an offer on the table from elsewhere.

Di Resta would be an interesting move if that happens, done well for Force India last year and so far this season, be surprised if they didn't go for someone more experienced though? but I guess Hamilton was a rookie when they brought him in and that worked out really well so maybe not.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:09

Out of curiosity where does all this DiResta is good enough to replace Lewis come from ? I just don't see as much from Pdr. Good driver but nothing the exciting. Pastor is looking better then him this season.

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#40 Tifosi4ever

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:15

You said it would give McLaren an "easy time" if Anthony offered Di Resta. How?

By consistently avoiding answering the question you in danger of looking like you are trying to smear the whole Hamilton family in one go, but I give you more credit than that...


Wtf? If, as has been widely reported, McLaren view DiResta as a viable alternative to Lewis, offering him makes McLaren on a much stronger negotiating place. They can say, go if you want, DiResta can do just as well on a much lower salary. Without somebody who is viewed as somebody who can do at least as well as Lewis puts Lewis in the pound seat for negotiations. Lots of people would love to drive for McLaren, such as karthekayen, but McLaren couldn't really bring him to the table saying "well if you don't sign, karthi could take your place." I really don't see where you are going with this.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:16

Out of curiosity where does all this DiResta is good enough to replace Lewis come from ? I just don't see as much from Pdr. Good driver but nothing the exciting. Pastor is looking better then him this season.

Well if Mac lose LH then PDR is then next best thing, isn't he? Who else is there?

Pastor is looking a bit of a loose cannon atm. Di Resta still improving probably, and he at least has more than one good race in his cv.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:20

If Mac lose LH then someone else is losing a major driver. Who knows who would become available.

Edited by Pudu, 01 June 2012 - 18:21.


#43 Tifosi4ever

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:24

If Mac lose LH then someone else is losing a major driver. Who knows who would become available.


Not necessarily, I remember Damon Hill, reigning wdc confined to an Arrows drive, because he thought he could leave it late to get a contract.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:29

Not necessarily, I remember Damon Hill, reigning wdc confined to an Arrows drive, because he thought he could leave it late to get a contract.


He thought he get Frank to budge, and realized he couldn't!

A favourite for him was Mclaren but had previously made other arrangement's with DC.

Hill seemed to blind to the fact that the only real top seat available was his!

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:37

Well if Mac lose LH then PDR is then next best thing, isn't he? Who else is there?

Pastor is looking a bit of a loose cannon atm. Di Resta still improving probably, and he at least has more than one good race in his cv.



Yea Pastor is a crazy. I'm just saying he looks fast thats all. I would be on suicide watch if he was signed to Mclaren. I dunno who could replace Hamilton there. That tells me they need him more then he needs them. I just don't believe they want to replace him with Pdr. I think if they had too they would grab someone to burn through for a season or two (like Kovalainen) till another ace is available.

I just tend to believe Mercedes isn't gonna give away Pdr, I think they want him for themselves and pair him up with Rosberg.

#46 OO7

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:39

Lewis will stay at McLaren. He still needs to win a couple of championships to get his hands on this:
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Edited by Obi Offiah, 01 June 2012 - 20:00.


#47 pingu666

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:40

koba would be a good lewis replacement, if u want someone of a similer style to lewis


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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:41

Not necessarily, I remember Damon Hill, reigning wdc confined to an Arrows drive, because he thought he could leave it late to get a contract.



The difference is Frank's car was the class of the field for several years running up to that point - everyone wanted the Williams Renault. Damon was daft to think he could dictate terms. The current McLaren ... not so much.

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#49 jrg19

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:42

Out of curiosity where does all this DiResta is good enough to replace Lewis come from ? I just don't see as much from Pdr. Good driver but nothing the exciting. Pastor is looking better then him this season.


Plus he was beat by Sutil last season, hardly WDC material.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 18:44

Out of curiosity where does all this DiResta is good enough to replace Lewis come from ? I just don't see as much from Pdr. Good driver but nothing the exciting. Pastor is looking better then him this season.

I assume McLaren watch the BBC; they're the ones who initially uber-pumped him, then spun reality to pretend he beat Sutil. The guy's obviously good, perhaps very good, but the reality he's done nothing to prove he's any better than at least half a dozen of the other crap seat drivers. If he does get a totally undeserved Mac seat I only hope Button anihilates him.