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#51 jonpollak

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 23:52

and 40's and 50's and 60's and 70's and...∞

Very insightful jj
Thank you for that.

Now..Back on topic;
SICK!! I love that dope jacket that make ya look like Bibendium.
jackets gang? really?

Jp

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#52 pinkypants

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 23:59

and 40's and 50's and 60's and 70's and...∞

Very insightful jj
Thank you for that.

Now..Back on topic;
SICK!! I love that dope jacket that make ya look like Bibendium.
jackets gang? really?

Jp



It's about as relevant as a person's skin colour and religion in the context of something that happened over 70 years ago .. :)

Think we are going to have to agree to disagree on this one :lol:

Edited by pinkypants, 24 January 2013 - 00:00.


#53 jjcale

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 00:19

Remember that last line when we go through Bahrain again.

I was being Ironic ... in the original sense of the word

Maybe I should have used a smilie for that.

Edited by jjcale, 24 January 2013 - 00:21.


#54 MightyMoose

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:13

Just let me know if we're all done with the constructive posts for this thread and we'll happily close it and move onto the next topic of discussion.

While JP's comments may be controversial and unappealing for the masses, he has taken the time to explain how/why he chose to draw attention to that aspect of the photos. You may or may not agree with his views, but he isn't making it up and as such I consider it sitting on the fair side of play. Whether it is in entirely good taste may be more questionable, but that's not necessarily a breach of forum rules.

So, now that's put into perspective, enough of the off-topic trash talk and back to debating on-topic.

Thanks
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#55 Kvothe

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:09

Lewis Hamilton ‏@LewisHamilton

Good morning!! On my way to Mercedes, today Ross is presenting me to the team. Will then have a load of media & then sim.



#56 Markn93

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:18

Lewis Hamilton ‏@LewisHamilton
Yesterday I ran the sim with Nico

#57 Raziel

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:23

Lewis Hamilton ‏@LewisHamilton
Yesterday I ran the sim with Nico


...and I realized that this sim is way more inferior to one at McLaren :p

#58 Timstr11

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:31

...and I realized that this sim is way more inferior to one at McLaren :p

Think not. It's rumored that the sim they commissioned last year is of a similar type as this one:


#59 Markn93

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:34

That looks insane!

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#60 andrewf1

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:15

Think not. It's rumored that the sim they commissioned last year is of a similar type as this one:


english version for everyone else :)

#61 GodHimself

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:14

Think not. It's rumored that the sim they commissioned last year is of a similar type as this one:


Then think again. Though funky hydraulics make the thing look cool and perhaps the experience more realistic for the driver, they are not what makes simulator a great tool. What really matters is the software and it's underlying mathematical models - how accurately they model a real car on a real track. The McLaren simulator is a result of long, continuous development and most likely is much more advanced in this key area.

Listen what Jonathan Neale has to say about this:

#62 Gintonious

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:14

Any images of this mornings press thing?

#63 Owen

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:16

the overalls
https://twitter.com/...6/photo/1/large

#64 Gintonious

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:19

Has his deal with Reebok expired yet? Saw another image of him wearing puma boots.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:24

the overalls
https://twitter.com/...6/photo/1/large

Feels a bit weird seeing LH in the Merc overalls - going to be stranger still seeing him in the car for the first time.

#66 PretentiousBread

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:27

Has his deal with Reebok expired yet? Saw another image of him wearing puma boots.


Good question, would presumably mean new gloves as well.

#67 rhukkas

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:29

Feels a bit weird seeing LH in the Merc overalls - going to be stranger still seeing him in the car for the first time.


not that unusual.

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Team MBM I think stood for Mercedes Benz Motorsport or something. And the AMG as well there :)

#68 Timstr11

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:29

Then think again. Though funky hydraulics make the thing look cool and perhaps the experience more realistic for the driver, they are not what makes simulator a great tool. What really matters is the software and it's underlying mathematical models - how accurately they model a real car on a real track. The McLaren simulator is a result of long, continuous development and most likely is much more advanced in this key area.

Listen what Jonathan Neale has to say about this:

I know that mathematics behind the tool is very important and takes quite some time to develop. But this type of sim gives a feel closer to the real world for the drivers, which is also very important for a driver-in-the-loop sim.

Sorry for the off-topic. I won't go on about it further.

#69 Arry2k

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:38

not that unusual.

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Team MBM I think stood for Mercedes Benz Motorsport or something. And the AMG as well there :)

For me at least - who only really 'knows' F1 Lewis - it is strange.

#70 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 13:45

Please keep this thread on topic, it will not be allowed to continue if it does not stay on topic - "Lewis Hamilton first official appearence at Mercedes"

#71 Kvothe

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:51

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#72 Juggles

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:57

english version for everyone else :)


Ha! It looks like the Void Ship from Doctor Who

#73 Markn93

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:03

Pic of Lewis in race suit on merc gp twitter. On phone and unable to link/copy it.

#74 bauss

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:12

nothing special about the overalls pic, doesn't look as weird as I may have thought it would.

He looks happy....now :)

#75 jrg19

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:13

Any pictures of his boots?

#76 andrewf1

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:29

Any pictures of his boots?


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#77 F1ultimate

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:35

Now, let's see the helmet.

#78 Rubens Hakkamacher

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:37

It's not politics, it's history; and it's great closure for the company, imo, to have Lewis at the front of the team. I would say that notion of that would had to have crossed his mind, not that it should be made a topic with him.


On the other hand, I think Mercedes is going to have teething pains trying to exploit the commercialization of having the leading driver in F1. They seem to be struggling a bit - in that the promo spots seen so far appear to attempt to look like McLaren's efforts - which are, IMO, as good as it gets both visually, editing wise, conceptually and in execution. While McLaren has somehow found their identity as the ultra-modern counterpart to Ferrari, Ferrari has their grass-roots Italiano image - neither try to be as splashy as Redbull, who of course have their own marketing style.

Mercedes should stick with the way they market their road cars, more low key. Don't worry about dubbing in Modern Crappy Techno Music or doing crazy zooms or Playstation/Battlestar Galactica camera shots, just keep it low key and classy.

They need to get someone on that quick, because that room they used for his "Address to the Factory" video is hideous! It looks like a prison, with the half-height dark gray paint scheme, simple stentorian box design and wall-wall industrial fluorescent lighting - and then cram the whole factory into this room that isn't large enough, and have everyone stand? On top of that, the lighting for the event was funny, in that there wasn't really any.

Which is fine, but... man, what a classically oppressive looking place. Whoever is in charge of their road car line's videos needs to be given a raise and put in charge. That simulator video looks nice, to the point, a bit dry, but nice. The Lewis spots seems... very awkward. For people that say "Lewis appears "awkward" I would just say that what you've seen in the past is the Magic of Video Editing, you don't really know how much time was put into what you're watching.

I would presume part of his contract I bet has a clause about the amount of time put into these spots. I recall hearing Jenson mention a "video shoot" taking hours... that's kind of ridiculous IMO, the McLaren videos look great, but... that's not really what the drivers are there for.

His comments at the museum were great, I wish they had just let the video go longer, I'm sure he had other things to say, and a less MTV-like editing pace would have been more fitting of Mercedes IMO.

/ isn't it time we see a Ross Brawn video segment......? Why haven't we....?




#79 F1ultimate

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:40

So far the introduction of Lewis has been very humble. The video of him driving the CLC didn't start of well as he was clearly fighting tooth and nail to find positive things to say about the boring FWD car. But at least they are keeping things candid and less scripted.

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#80 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:41

Never ever cross your arms in those photos. Not only do you not look cool, you cover the primary sponsor...

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 16:02

Please keep this thread on topic, it will not be allowed to continue if it does not stay on topic - "Lewis Hamilton first official appearence at Mercedes"

Maybe we should change the thread name to "Lewis Hamilton's first 10 official/unofficial appearances at Mercedes"  ;)

#82 Boxerevo

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 16:05

Never ever cross your arms in those photos. Not only do you not look cool, you cover the primary sponsor...

:kiss: :lol:

#83 Raziel

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 16:14

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"I definitely could race for McLaren in the future because this team is my home," Hamilton added.
"It will always be the place where I grew up; it will always be the place where my heart is - it really will.
"Even if I'm somewhere else and having good experiences, I'll always look back and know that I had my first 21 GP wins with McLaren and I had my first chance there. It's the team that helped me break into the world of F1, so my heart and soul are there."


Fair enough Lewis! Lovely words :up:

#84 Mc_Silver

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 16:26

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Fair enough Lewis! Lovely words :up:


Nice words from Lewis, hopefully he will come back to his home sooner rather than later..

#85 windtravels

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 17:04

the overalls
https://twitter.com/...6/photo/1/large


ok that looks weird. sure we will all get used to it though.

#86 skid solo

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 17:14

ok that looks weird. sure we will all get used to it though.


Looks cool. I believe we are about to see the emergence of a great collaboration between Ross Brawn and Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. Providing of course Nikki Lauda doesn't screw it up!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 17:18

So Merc have employed 2 guys to constanting look over Lewis' shoulder to make sure there are no twitter faux pas?

https://twitter.com/...6/photo/1/large

Edited by string158, 24 January 2013 - 17:19.


#88 jrg19

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 17:29

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Look nice and pretty standard, as long as we don't see yellow boots like bloody Nico.

#89 jonpollak

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 17:33

Exactly my worry skid.
Also, thanks for your impressions Rubens.

Jp

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 19:10

Look nice and pretty standard, as long as we don't see yellow boots like bloody Nico.


He's got big feet our Mr Hamilton hasn't he!

#91 skid solo

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 19:17

Exactly my worry skid.
Also, thanks for your impressions Rubens.

Jp


Yes Jp, It's got all the makings of an off track political drama before the season even begins

#92 Arska

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 19:20

Fair enough Lewis! Lovely words :up:


Were I one of the bosses at Mercedes, I'd be a little concerned with just how high up in Hamilton's priorities is his current team, and with how committed is he in the long term. Then again, maybe they signed him up knowing it might not be a very long partnership.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 19:54

The book in which the picture is from is a good one, as a German, you should read it.


I just might and its really fine was just saying my POV :)

but it's really cool to see Lewis in the Mercedes Suit... Mercedes is not my favorite team since I don't like their road cars and their F1 car is imo the most ugliest or was at least last season... but I'm curious to see how Nico performs in comparison to Lewis and whether or not Mercedes will become able to be rivals to the top teams

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 19:54

Anyone know if Lewis is still sponsored by Reebok? Puma branding all over those overalls and shoes, will be a major clash of sponsorship. I bet Lewis will have the flat peak cap this year to, same as Nando and Kimi.

#95 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 19:58

You'd have to assume not. Since he's wearing Puma gear and Mercedes are sponsored by them.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 20:11

Looks cool. I believe we are about to see the emergence of a great collaboration between Ross Brawn and Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. Providing of course Nikki Lauda doesn't screw it up!


cheers to that!

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:07

Providing of course Nikki Lauda doesn't screw it up!


They better keep a lid on his mouth. We don't need another Helmut Marko on the paddock. I can imagine the two of them flinging poo at each other via the press.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:48

They better keep a lid on his mouth. We don't need another Helmut Marko on the paddock. I can imagine the two of them flinging poo at each other via the press.



You forgot Luca :lol: Am I the only one who likes the trio of Luca, Lauda, Marko? They bring life to F1. Yes I like to read about their ramblings and yes Lauda is exactly what Mercedes needed.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:57

Here's a nice photo of Lewis, Nico and Ross together. I'm pretty sure it hasn't been posted yet, on a mobile so it takes a while to check.

http://instagram.com/p/U4c3AOxMfv/

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:08

You forgot Luca :lol: Am I the only one who likes the trio of Luca, Lauda, Marko? They bring life to F1. Yes I like to read about their ramblings and yes Lauda is exactly what Mercedes needed.



And we need Flav back too!