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#1 SunnyENTP

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 13:40

Replacing Mark Webber I guess


Hope he can give us an insight into the differences between McLaren and Mercedes


http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/21769197




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#2 MortenF1

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 13:47

That's going to be interesting (hopefully). Thanks for the tip!

Edited by race addicted, 13 March 2013 - 14:06.


#3 Brandz07

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 13:51

Replacing Mark Webber I guess


Hope he can give us an insight into the differences between McLaren and Mercedes


http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/21769197


The first difference is clear just from the fact he now has his own column. No words from Lewis needed!

#4 jjcale

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:08

Cue jokes about him writing it twitter stylee ....pending the first coloumn

#5 Jimisgod

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:13

Lewis inhales... more at 6, with live cross to possible exhaling.

#6 Zoetrope

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:28

I think he got one article about charity so far.

I just hope he will manage his time well, so he isn't distracted from his racing duties "ooh sh**, I got deadline tomorrow" :)

#7 pRy

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:33

He is hosting a twitter Q&A on Friday too. It's at 9pm local time so not sure if it's a team thing or something he is doing on his own at the hotel.

#8 mgs315

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:36

Seems the Lewis personal PR campaign is in full swing now. I guess the freedom he's got now he's left McLaren is the reason for all this change.

#9 KnucklesAgain

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:36

Modes, can you fix the thread title please?

#10 JRizzle86

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:43

I was hoping Roscoe was going to start a column.

#11 Neomaster121

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:48

Guess this will make it a bit more difficult for benson and bbc to be unfairly critical of hamilton

Either way good on ham will be nice to get his true opinions without his words being misinterprited by the media

#12 Shiroo

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:51

actually Webber's BBC column was quite good...

#13 maverick69

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:52

Either way good on ham will be nice to get his true opinions without his words being misinterprited by the media


Yep


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:53

wow since he's left McLaren, he's bought a dog he will take to some races, a jet and now a BBC column...

wonder how restrictive that Mac contract was....

one might also say he started getting tattoos once he knew he was leaving Mac....

Edited by bauss, 13 March 2013 - 14:54.


#15 crespo

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:57

Guess this will make it a bit more difficult for benson and bbc to be unfairly critical of hamilton

Either way good on ham will be nice to get his true opinions without his words being misinterprited by the media

Doesn't he already have that with Twitter?

Still, looking forward to it. Should be entertaining reads.

#16 tkulla

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 14:58

I have mixed feeling on this. Is he really going to write this column or will it be a PR piece written by someone from XIX that he approves? If he does write it, how much "behind the curtain" stuff will he let us see? I don't think Lewis is political by nature so I'm hoping it won't be a propaganda vehicle for him.

#17 Shiroo

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:00

I have mixed feeling on this. Is he really going to write this column or will it be a PR piece written by someone from XIX that he approves? If he does write it, how much "behind the curtain" stuff will he let us see? I don't think Lewis is political by nature so I'm hoping it won't be a propaganda vehicle for him.

I would say that Lewis will write that. At least Mark was writing it like that

#18 CookinFlatSix

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:05

Lets hope he doesnt notice directive 3345 in the BBc reporter guidelines that recomends putting Hamilton down and talking Button up at every opportunity :lol:

#19 trogggy

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:05

I'm looking forward to this. Webber's column was a good read, hope this is equally so.

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#20 SR388

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:07

I think he got one article about charity so far.

I just hope he will manage his time well, so he isn't distracted from his writing duties "ooh sh**, I got a race tomorrow" :)



Fify.

I want Pulitzers from Lew-Lew. :wave:

#21 Deluxx

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:08

In before he produces a column about his new Merc timesheet data

#22 SunnyENTP

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:16

wow since he's left McLaren, he's bought a dog he will take to some races, a jet and now a BBC column...

wonder how restrictive that Mac contract was....

one might also say he started getting tattoos once he knew he was leaving Mac....



McLaren controls everything. This is OT but I am sure McLaren made sure he did not contact Sutil during his legal troubles. For me it was a shame on Lewis part but then again he sold his soul to the devil McLaren team.

Back to topic Webbers column was great, lets see what Lewis can do. He is never short of giving insights so looking forward to it provided its about F1. I just hope its not about his lastest fishing trip with Alonso, or playing play-station online with Heiki or popping over next door to see Nico and his GF.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:24

McLaren controls everything. This is OT but I am sure McLaren made sure he did not contact Sutil during his legal troubles. For me it was a shame on Lewis part but then again he sold his soul to the devil McLaren team.

If true that would be outrageous.

If made up, that would be outrageous.
Maybe he'll comment on his relative freedom in his column.

Edited by trogggy, 13 March 2013 - 15:25.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:34

Back to topic Webbers column was great, lets see what Lewis can do. He is never short of giving insights so looking forward to it provided its about F1. I just hope its not about his lastest fishing trip with Alonso, or playing play-station online with Heiki or popping over next door to see Nico and his GF.



It's Hamilton's column so he will write about what he thinks is important to write about. There will be those who will like it and those who don't will not read it - that is obvious and inevitable.

Edited by CHIUNDA, 13 March 2013 - 15:36.


#25 trogggy

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:36



It's Hamilton's column so he will write about what he thinks is important to write about. There will be those who will like it and those who don't will not read it - that is obvious and inevitable.6

Some of those who don't like it will probably be reading it very carefully. :D

#26 CHIUNDA

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:46

Some of those who don't like it will probably be reading it very carefully. :D


Wouldn't be surprised if that includes Team McLaren

#27 HuddersfieldTerrier1986

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 15:52



It's Hamilton's column so he will write about what he thinks is important to write about. There will be those who will like it and those who don't will not read it - that is obvious and inevitable.


Exactly, just as Webber wrote about his love of other sports, Lance Armstrong, his own charity events, new contract, etc. He'll write what he wants.

#28 mnmracer

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 17:13

Wouldn't be surprised if that includes Team McLaren

"They are so much better at this than an unnamed previous team I raced for (in F1)"

Edited by mnmracer, 13 March 2013 - 17:14.


#29 SunnyENTP

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 17:34

.
Maybe he'll comment on his relative freedom in his column.



Well he already commented he can keep his racing Helmet. I thought it was only the trophies McLaren kept.

#30 smitten

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 17:50

Exactly, just as Webber wrote about his love of other sports, Lance Armstrong, his own charity events, new contract, etc.


Actually, Webber didn't "write" anything, and I wouldn't expect Hamilton to either.

Mark Webber was talking to BBC Sport's Andrew Benson



#31 Shiroo

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 17:56

Actually, Webber didn't "write" anything, and I wouldn't expect Hamilton to either.

hehe ya Webber would throw few mates here and there

#32 yoyogetfunky

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 18:14

Actually, Webber didn't "write" anything, and I wouldn't expect Hamilton to either.


Yep. As with Gary Anderson they have a (phone) chat with Andrew Benson - who by the way must have the day of his life - and he'll type it into something worth reading. I liked how they did it with Webber. Webber being Webber and all.



#33 Don_Humpador

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 18:30

Actually, Webber didn't "write" anything, and I wouldn't expect Hamilton to either.

It took 30 posts, but finally someone got it. :up:

#34 Coral

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 18:40

Very good news. I'm a little surprised actually as I have always thought that the BBC are not too keen on Lewis. I'm looking forward to reading his new column. :)

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 18:43

Very good news. I'm a little surprised actually as I have always thought that the BBC are not too keen on Lewis. I'm looking forward to reading his new column. :)


I think it's all about getting as much traffic to their website as possible.

Edited by MercPower, 13 March 2013 - 18:44.


#36 Burtros

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 18:45

great news, fair play to both Lewis and the Beeb.

It does look like that McLaren contract may indeed have been quite restrictive, and it does make you question some of McLarens policies.

#37 Raziel

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 20:07

Whaaaaaat? BBC picked Lewis over Paul Di Resta? :smoking:


#38 Snic

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 20:46

Whaaaaaat? BBC picked Lewis over Paul Di Resta? :smoking:


Pretty sure the traffic would break the internet :/

#39 SophieB

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 20:49

Andrew Benson is an odd writer, he goes to extremes over Lewis. His on track triumphs get cheered to the rafters but he fixates endlessly on his mistakes and what he sees as Hamilton's personal flaws too. He's like the narrator in Gossip Girl! Doesn't care whether Hamilton is up or down just as long as there's drama. And when there's not actually any drama, he's not above trying to stir it up.

Still, I always liked Mark Webber's column and was sorry when he gave it up. I look forward to hearing what Lewis has to say.

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#40 David Lightman

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 21:02

Calling Benson a writer is rather generous ;)

#41 SR388

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 21:03

Pretty sure the traffic would break the internet :/


Is PaDiRe that popular over in the UKland?

#42 Markn93

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 21:09

Is PaDiRe that popular over in the UKland?

Sarcasm.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:20

Hamiltons BBC column
http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/21793873

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:27

Hamiltons BBC column
http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/21793873


Benson needs to get Lewis to talk about racing more next time = =!





#45 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:31

a) The first column is always going to be a personality-heavy introduction.
b) There hasn't actually been any racing to discuss.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 13:34

a) The first column is always going to be a personality-heavy introduction.
b) There hasn't actually been any racing to discuss.


:up:

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 13:57

I think he needs to move on now from comparing everything to McLaren. We get it. Theres a culture difference. We already know that.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 14:11

I think he needs to move on now from comparing everything to McLaren. We get it. Theres a culture difference. We already know that.


It's topical. People will be interested to hear how he's found the move. I don't even know why I'm repyling to you. Perhaps let more than 1 article come out before you've made your mind up? Or was Mark Webber's series so perfect that you haven't been able to emotionally let go? I found it interesting to hear his mood and experiences from his mouth rather than some self righteous guardian journo or agenda-based fan for once.

#49 Watkins74

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 14:18

I give him an A. It was a nice little introductory piece.

I feel cheated, I was expecting him to say something stupid again and I would have a belly laugh. Maybe next time.  ;)

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:17

The second column is out. Really great insight - even for those who are not fans of his.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/21885280