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#51 ewanarm

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 14:12

Gilette - a commentator's dream!

'And that was a close shave for Jenson!'

'Perez makes it over the line by a whisker!'

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#52 JRizzle86

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 14:21

Gilette - a commentator's dream!

'And that was a close shave for Jenson!'

'Perez makes it over the line by a whisker!'


I think the birth of the Virgin team knackered the commentators enough.

#53 Head

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:43

so now gillette is a regular sponsor for mclaren , so no title sponsorship

#54 tkulla

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:45

Or they just didn't want to wait until next year and decided to get started with a smaller sponsorship package as a prelude to title sponsorship next year.

Does Checo need to shave yet?  ;)

#55 Head

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:55

could be the title sponsorship is for the parent company P&G ? :D

#56 Clatter

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:00

does it happen still...?!! :love: ...where? :stoned:


Not seen it at Silverstone. ):

#57 rsaca

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 23:28

"May your race car be the only source of irritation"


:rotfl:

#58 Owen

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 15:31

Some new thoughts on the title sponsor;
http://joesaward.wor...claren-sponsor/

#59 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 15:52

GSK makes a lot more sense and he wisely points out why it won't be Lucozade, though the new owners may continue a small relationship.

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#60 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 15:56

Good link to turbo "boost" to!

#61 chumma

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 07:22

So...no one else saw Dima Papodopolous's post the other day?

Carlos Slim confirmed that Claro will be part of the sponsor of McLaren in 2014. Its not sure if it will be title sponsor"

#62 JRizzle86

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 08:04

That was pretty much confirmed when the rear wing of the car was sponsored by a division of Claro in Barcelona.

http://www.caranddri...mclaren-en-2014

Seems to match all rumours leading up to this. Vodafone bows out at the end of 2013 after 7 seasons to be replaced by Claro or Telmex in 2014.

Edited by JRizzle86, 14 May 2013 - 08:04.


#63 SonJR

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:10

It was the first time Clarovideo was on the McLaren though, wasn't it? I saw it and actually couldn't remember whether I'd seen it before or not...

Holy cow, that's the worst 'Billboard livery' i've ever seen. it's like they stamped logos wherever there was some free space. i had to concentrate to find gillette in all this mess.

At least in those days, teams didn't have trouble filling their sponsorship roster. I'm sure all of them would still love to 'paste' their cars full of stickers if the opportunity was still there. A lot of cars nowadays are shockingly 'white'.

#64 pacificquay

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:35

Sponsorship these days is about much more than the number of stickers on the car.

The best funded teams historically have not been full of different stickers.

#65 Cavani

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:43

so telmex it is

#66 Cavani

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 10:44

but now sauber are left to go ridiculously bankrupt

#67 NotSoSilentBob

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 13:44

"May your race car be the only source of irritation"


Clever! :lol:

#68 Dunc

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:50

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Am I the only person who, in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, is nursing a semi at the sight of this? That's what a McLaren should look like!

If Telemex can become title sponsor and get the car to look like this I am all in favour of it.

Original story here: http://www.racingfan...edrock-for.html

#69 hass80

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 07:59

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Am I the only person who, in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, is nursing a semi at the sight of this? That's what a McLaren should look like!

If Telemex can become title sponsor and get the car to look like this I am all in favour of it.

Original story here: http://www.racingfan...edrock-for.html



However it won't look like that because the red and white livery was Malboro sponsorship and they no longer sponsor McLaren.

Also you can remove the Shell sponsor as McLaren's fuel and oil sponsor is Exxon Mobil (Mobil1).



#70 Cavani

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:10

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Am I the only person who, in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, is nursing a semi at the sight of this? That's what a McLaren should look like!

If Telemex can become title sponsor and get the car to look like this I am all in favour of it.

Original story here: http://www.racingfan...edrock-for.html


u can sort the sponsors out and it will look a lot better and maybe more blue for the title sponsor (telmex)

#71 lustigson

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:35

Claro as a major sponsor might give McLaren an excuse to use the old Japanese racing colours of pearl-with-red-sun. :cool:

#72 Cool Beans

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:23

Such a shame both the Claro and Telmex logos are ugly as sin. Especially the Claro one, whoever did that one should be shot.

#73 Owen

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 22:58

Such a shame both the Claro and Telmex logos are ugly as sin. Especially the Claro one, whoever did that one should be shot.

Zak Brown, f1 sponsor guru said Carlos Slim was unlikely to go for title sponsorship, although he may take space on the car.

#74 markeimas27

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:37

Where did he say that? Do you have a link to the article?

#75 Les

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:41

Looks like an advert for Marlboro and the rear wing looks like a Ferrari. This is why McLaren won't go back to the 70s/80s look as it was a cigarette advert.

#76 JRizzle86

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:44

Looks like an advert for Marlboro and the rear wing looks like a Ferrari. This is why McLaren won't go back to the 70s/80s look as it was a cigarette advert.


Lotus seems to enjoy looking like a pack of cigs.

Edited by JRizzle86, 06 June 2013 - 08:44.


#77 Owen

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:57

Where did he say that? Do you have a link to the article?

It was conjecture on Zak's part. It's on the James Allen podcast.
http://www.jamesalle...e-and-f1-float/

#78 Les

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:11

Lotus seems to enjoy looking like a pack of cigs.


Yeah but McLaren won't!

#79 philhitchings

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:19

does that mean we won't see this anymore?

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thanks god xD... he isn't a moustache type xD


that was for charidee

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#80 sharo

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:27

I came across a rumor that a big pharmaceutical company might become McLaren sponsor.

#81 JRizzle86

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:59

I came across a rumor that a big pharmaceutical company might become McLaren sponsor.


They already have a large pharmaceutical sponsor, it is called GSK.

#82 Jon83

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:56

If its the best they can get, good luck to them.

#83 Ravenak

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:59

pecunia non olet

#84 sharo

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 14:06

They already have a large pharmaceutical sponsor, it is called GSK.

Sorry, have missed the fact that GSK are already a sponsor.

#85 Owen

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 14:19

Sorry, have missed the fact that GSK are already a sponsor.

They're a bit more involved than just a sponsor but I'm getting pedantic there.  ;)

#86 senna da silva

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 14:27

Time to signup to dollarshaveclub.com :wave:

Edited by senna da silva, 06 June 2013 - 14:27.


#87 jimjimjeroo

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 18:42

When are mclaren set to announce their new title sponsor?

#88 eronrules

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 18:49

i dont' think mclaren will ditch the 'Chrome' livery theme, it seems to be the Mclaren bit of the car (very polished and spotless depicting the teams philosophy), like silver is the color of MGP. 


Edited by eronrules, 08 September 2013 - 18:50.


#89 P123

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 18:53

When are mclaren set to announce their new title sponsor?

 

'By the end of the year' was what was previously indicated.  No doubt it will be announced once the Vodafone contract ends, so some time after Brazil.



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Posted 08 September 2013 - 20:04

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Am I the only person who, in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, is nursing a semi at the sight of this? That's what a McLaren should look like!

If Telemex can become title sponsor and get the car to look like this I am all in favour of it.

Original story here: http://www.racingfan...edrock-for.html


Looks like a crap Toyota livery, you can't copy a Marlboro livery if it's not Marlboro... Lotus proved that with their lame jps tribute effort!

#91 DampMongoose

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Posted 08 September 2013 - 20:08

Blue and chrome like a b.o. basher can would look good...

#92 Lemans

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:35

Any news on who the new title sponsor will be?

Telemex, Gilette...?

Any new names in the running?



#93 Owen

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:49

We'll find out in December what the new 'package' of sponsors is. And probably not before.

FWIW I reckon Telmex/Clarovideo will be in that mix, but not as title sponsor.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:52

Will be interesting to see if they retain Lucozade as a sponsor through Suntory rather than GSK once the deal goes through.

 

If not, there would be no conflict in getting a new drinks sponsor.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:53

How about a Mclaren with a traditional orange Lucozade livery? Current sponsor GlaxoSmithKline just sold Ribena and Lucozade to a Japanese firm for £1.35bn so they may have a few bob to spend?  Would be a nice Japanese tie in with the future Honda engines too... 

 

If they didn't keep Glaxo as a sponsor a black and chrome Monster Mclaren would be neat?


Edited by DampMongoose, 10 September 2013 - 09:56.


#96 Lemans

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 15:20

Will be interesting to see if they retain Lucozade as a sponsor through Suntory rather than GSK once the deal goes through.

 

If not, there would be no conflict in getting a new drinks sponsor.

 

Suntory time...

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 15:23

How about a Mclaren with a traditional orange Lucozade livery? Current sponsor GlaxoSmithKline just sold Ribena and Lucozade to a Japanese firm for £1.35bn so they may have a few bob to spend? Would be a nice Japanese tie in with the future Honda engines too...

If they didn't keep Glaxo as a sponsor a black and chrome Monster Mclaren would be neat?


GSK have a wider partnership with McLaren, so it's quite likely one of their brands will be on the car in some form.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 15:31

what I find interesting is that GSK had been looking for Lucozade buyer since this past April. They say the drink section doesn't fit their portfolio, that's fine, but then such important managerial direction shouldve been roughly set by the time they started sponsoring Mclaren in 2012 spring.

So, basically they've been advertising sth they would let go very soon? Maybe they pushed Lucozade to raise level of awareness and value of the brand in order to find better buyers? if it makes financial sense.

 

Glaxo have other things to push like maximuscle or medicine or whatever, so they can still remain on board. I'd hope Santory will hop on too by continuing Lucozade or whatever form, but that would surely conflict with Diageo in Johnnie Walker, so either Diageo staying put and Lucozade(Santory) out or vice versa, I imagine. Not sure if it would be okay as long as it's soft drink incl Lucozade tho.

 



#99 DampMongoose

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 16:02

Looking at the brands Glaxo still own there isn't much to be excited about as far as sexy or cool advertising opportunities...

 

As for advertising a brand (lucozade) that they are planning to sell, what would you expect them to do? It's one of the only brands they have(had) that makes much sense in an F1 team/Sports team as I don't think providing the team with Horlicks and Gaviscon is really the target market... 



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#100 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 16:10

Lucozade is hardly sexy or cool.

If GSK find a value in F1, they'll find a way to continue it.

Lucozade could even continue under their new ownership.