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#1551 oetzi

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:23

Just in case, it was clear enough for me. But I don't think we'll see Honda name on sidepods.

At least it wasn't just me  :)

 

As for the sidepods, quite possibly not. But will there be anything else there?



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#1552 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:53

Crazy idea... What about waiting a few days and then see for ourselves?

 

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#1553 pikamoku

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 11:54

how much does  gillette pay to autosport for title sponsor this thread? :p :cat:

 

no problem to me, but I think thread should be named to something like "McLaren on title sponsor Quest"



#1554 ElDictatore

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 12:32

Crazy idea... What about waiting a few days and then see for ourselves?

 

:cool:

 

That's what we said last year.



#1555 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 12:33

That's what we said last year.

 

And then we saw..... something different from what was envisioned or not.... :smoking:

 

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#1556 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 12:36

how much does  gillette pay to autosport for title sponsor this thread? :p :cat:

 

no problem to me, but I think thread should be named to something like "McLaren on title sponsor Quest"

 

No no no no..... there is a cosmic converging singularity to a thread x squared pages titled irrelevant of factual certainties of correctness.

 

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#1557 Rasputin

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 17:17

Considering the oil-prices going south, McLaren needs to be creative with something catchy, how about "McDonald's McLaren Honda"?

 

http://www3.pictures...JseHS_Ns3Fl.jpg

 

Nikon+Indy+300+wJseHS_Ns3Fl.jpg


Edited by Rasputin, 27 January 2015 - 17:17.


#1558 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 17:38

Considering the oil-prices going south, McLaren needs to be creative with something catchy, how about "McDonald's McLaren Honda"?

 

http://www3.pictures...JseHS_Ns3Fl.jpg

 

Nikon+Indy+300+wJseHS_Ns3Fl.jpg

 

And then we call Ron for Ronald.

 

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#1559 Rasputin

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 17:51

And then we call Ron for Ronald.

 

:cool:

MadRonald when they don't win?



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#1560 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 18:56

I noticed in the pictures today of Button and Alonso doing promo work for Mobil 1, Santander is no longer on the chest/stomach of the suit? All the other logos are there so it's not like it's just a Mobil 1 day, I don't think.



#1561 charly0418

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 19:57

Someone on twitter told me Movistar is actually not going to be a sponsor for McLaren, sorry if this was already discussed, anyone know if this is true?



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 20:05

Someone on twitter told me Movistar is actually not going to be a sponsor for McLaren, sorry if this was already discussed, anyone know if this is true?

 

Has there ever been a reliable source saying Movistar is going to be a sponsor?



#1563 charly0418

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 22:30

not really, I just assumed (and wrongly apparently) that since Movistar was the one that actually broke the news of Alonso going to McLaren that they were going to be part of the project.

 

Plus it was so damn heavily rumored... I don't know, I just took It for granted

 

 

Oh well 



#1564 charly0418

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 22:33

Its just really weird, 2 communications companies that had the drivers and everything in place to be a big sponsor in McLaren never happened

 

Telmex with Perez and now Movistar with Alonso



#1565 showtime

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 23:31

I don't think Movistar is interested in F1 atm but if they were I'd expect them to do something similar to what Santander is doing now than to be the main sponsor.  



#1566 oetzi

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 00:51

Its just really weird, 2 communications companies that had the drivers and everything in place to be a big sponsor in McLaren never happened

Telmex with Perez and now Movistar with Alonso

Did't someone say something about a high handed attitude?

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 04:30

I think Mclaren will be still sponsorless. They released an image of Alonso today without a main sponsor on his overalls..



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 09:40

I don't think Movistar is interested in F1 atm but if they were I'd expect them to do something similar to what Santander is doing now than to be the main sponsor.  

 

Movistar is in MotoGP which is more like the Spanish Open. 



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 10:09

Considering the oil-prices going south, McLaren needs to be creative with something catchy, how about "McDonald's McLaren Honda"?

 

http://www3.pictures...JseHS_Ns3Fl.jpg

 

Nikon+Indy+300+wJseHS_Ns3Fl.jpg

I wouldn't be surprised if Ron Dennis was not only turning down sponsorship opportunities that didn't meet his valuation, but also those where there was no synergy between the 2 brands. 

If McLaren want to establish a prestigious, innovative technology brand, I would have thought a fast food company logo all over their attire would somewhat devalue that objective. 



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Posted 28 January 2015 - 11:35

I wouldn't be surprised if Ron Dennis was not only turning down sponsorship opportunities that didn't meet his valuation, but also those where there was no synergy between the 2 brands. 

If McLaren want to establish a prestigious, innovative technology brand, I would have thought a fast food company logo all over their attire would somewhat devalue that objective.

But two tobacco companies didn't, why should a fast food chain?


Edited by PAGATRON, 28 January 2015 - 11:42.


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 12:04

Wish they would lift the ban on Tobacco advertising, call me silly but I actually thought the car liveries were a lot better during Tobacco times. Seeing a fag packet on a car doesn't make me want to smoke. was absolutely gutted when West parted ways with McLaren.


Edited by chumma, 28 January 2015 - 12:04.


#1572 Rinehart

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 12:17

But two tobacco companies didn't, why should a fast food chain?

The world was a LOT different back then. Smoking premium brands such as Marlboro was seen as glamorous and cool. 

The advertising world also wasn't anywhere near as sophisticated as it is now, in terms of understanding brand science. 



#1573 Burai

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 13:21

Considering the oil-prices going south, McLaren needs to be creative with something catchy, how about "McDonald's McLaren Honda"?

 

http://www3.pictures...JseHS_Ns3Fl.jpg

 

Nikon+Indy+300+wJseHS_Ns3Fl.jpg

 

Interestingly McDonald's didn't really sponsor Newman/Haas. Paul Newman did a deal with them that would give them title sponsor exposure in exchange for a decent rate for his salad dressings with Paul bankrolling the team from his own pockets. That's why McDonald's disappeared from motor racing once the great man passed away.

 

Unless Ron's been making vinaigrette on the side, you're probably not going to see the golden arches in F1 any time soon!



#1574 Rasputin

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 13:51

Got it now, M&M McLaren Honda, catchy enough?

 

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#1575 SenorSjon

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 13:56

Interestingly McDonald's didn't really sponsor Newman/Haas. Paul Newman did a deal with them that would give them title sponsor exposure in exchange for a decent rate for his salad dressings with Paul bankrolling the team from his own pockets. That's why McDonald's disappeared from motor racing once the great man passed away.

 

Unless Ron's been making vinaigrette on the side, you're probably not going to see the golden arches in F1 any time soon!

And their current background is green over here. ;)



#1576 Nathan

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 14:11

 

 

Interestingly McDonald's didn't really sponsor Newman/Haas. Paul Newman did a deal with them that would give them title sponsor exposure in exchange for a decent rate for his salad dressings with Paul bankrolling the team from his own pockets. That's why McDonald's disappeared from motor racing once the great man passed away.

 

Unless Ron's been making vinaigrette on the side, you're probably not going to see the golden arches in F1 any time soon!

 

That is interesting!  I believe the case is similar with Roger Penske's #22 NASCAR. Pennzoil/Shell provides discounts to his rental truck company.



#1577 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 15:17

Or Shell switched to his team because they could pick up more business.



#1578 Disgrace

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 16:30

I think Mclaren will be still sponsorless. They released an image of Alonso today without a main sponsor on his overalls..

 

The logic being that otherwise, a title sponsorship would be announced via a still of Alonso in some overalls. I don't think you can read anything into it.



#1579 showtime

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 16:39

Those clothes are not the final ones, we haven't seen any Santander logo on Button and yet...

 

Morning! Fun but cold day yesterday filming outside for a new @SantanderUK TV ad. #ComedyGold



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#1580 mclarensmps

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 16:59

Someone on this forum mentioned that Santander is a drivers sponsor and not a team sponsor? Don't know how true that is



#1581 showtime

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 21:11

Checking this clip I just realised that Jenson was already wearing the black/white t-shirt the day of the drivers announcement.  :drunk:

 


Edited by showtime, 28 January 2015 - 21:11.


#1582 DinocoBlue

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 21:19

^Well spotted. Guess that means that its just pre-season wear then.



#1583 Rasputin

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 21:32

What do you know, those two bums both look decent for a change, typically their apearance is more like this;

 

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Edited by Rasputin, 28 January 2015 - 21:32.


#1584 BARHonda006

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 21:36

What do you know, those two bums both look decent for a change, typically their apearance is more like this;

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What's wrong with their appearance in those shots?

#1585 jcbc3

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:01

They exhibit that odd working class habit of NOT shaving on a Sunday...

#1586 Rasputin

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 10:35

They exhibit that odd working class habit of NOT shaving on a Sunday...

Might work with that Gillette sponsorship, or not?



#1587 noikeee

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 12:38

I suppose the Gillette title sponsorship is for 2016?



#1588 KWSN - DSM

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 13:50

I suppose the Gillette title sponsorship is for 2016?

 

We should start a thead "Gillette rumoured as new title sponsor for Mclaren"

 

:cool:



#1589 Jimisgod

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 16:15

It's bound to happen some century.