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#51 hansmann

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:55

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

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


Thanks for the link, good column .

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#52 Slackbladder

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:04

Thanks for the link, good column .


Lewis does seem really much happier. We all know that McLaren is pretty controlling and corporate, and that also would have led to a lot of stress and complexity. No wonder it burns out drivers.

#53 Slackbladder

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:04

Thanks for the link, good column .


Lewis does seem really much happier. We all know that McLaren is pretty controlling and corporate, and that also would have led to a lot of stress and complexity. No wonder it burns out drivers.

#54 Markn93

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 10:52

Thanks for the link, good column .

Thoroughly enjoyed reading that, very interesting :up:

#55 braderzf50

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:08

Lewis Hamiltons Friday column :)

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

#56 Juggles

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:12

I didn't know about his cousin. Combine that with his brother and you start to realise why he's so protective of vulnerable people, i.e. children.

#57 Longtimefan

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:15

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. ;)


I don't expect he'll have written it, someone else will and he'll just look at it and sign it.


#58 SinStorm

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:34

Lewis Hamiltons Friday column :)

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


An interesting column. I found the piece about the steering wheel especially interesting. I can see where he's coming from with the previous wheel being too complex: on F1 2012 i get in enough of a muddle with KERS, DRS, fuel mix and brake bias let alone a bank of 20+ switches and dials :confused:

#59 yoyogetfunky

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:43

Lewis Hamiltons Friday column :)

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


How scripted can it get? Its all Andrew Benson right there. Disney-like. I wish hed really sat behind a typewriter, and fire away, as much non-pc as possible. :)


Edited by yoyogetfunky, 22 March 2013 - 11:51.


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#60 MP422

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:20

How scripted can it get? Its all Andrew Benson right there. Disney-like. I wish hed really sat behind a typewriter, and fire away, as much non-pc as possible. :)



Prove it.

#61 yoyogetfunky

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:22

Prove it.


"Lewis Hamilton was talking to BBC Sport's Andrew Benson"

#62 Moore

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:25

"Lewis Hamilton was talking to BBC Sport's Andrew Benson"

That is the case but it was also the same with Webber and Anderson. Webber/Hamilton both speak to Anderson/Benson in conjunction with Red Bull/Mercedes down the telephone and then they type the column up and its done.

It'll be the same for whichever driver does it next.

#63 Markn93

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:26

How scripted can it get? Its all Andrew Benson right there. Disney-like. I wish hed really sat behind a typewriter, and fire away, as much non-pc as possible. :)

:lol:

It's already been said that it's a conversation between him and Benson, so no he doesn't write it, but it's 100% him.

#64 MP422

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:26

"Lewis Hamilton was talking to BBC Sport's Andrew Benson"



That's weak, You are right didn't notice that. :p

#65 MP422

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:28

:lol:

Wow. Haters really are gonna hate, who'd have thought it?

Btw it's already been said that it's a conversation between him and Benson, so no he doesn't write it, but it's 100% him.



Moderators gonna moderate !!

#66 tomboyracer

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:29

"Lewis Hamilton was talking to BBC Sport's Andrew Benson"

How do you think the Mark Webber columns worked last year?

#67 Grundle

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:30

How scripted can it get? Its all Andrew Benson right there. Disney-like. I wish hed really sat behind a typewriter, and fire away, as much non-pc as possible. :)

And why would you want that I wonder?
He's talking to Andrew Benson, you may not wait long for the words to be bastardised

Edited by Grundle, 22 March 2013 - 12:34.


#68 yoyogetfunky

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:34

That is the case but it was also the same with Webber and Anderson. Webber/Hamilton both speak to Anderson/Benson in conjunction with Red Bull/Mercedes down the telephone and then they type the column up and its done.

It'll be the same for whichever driver does it next.


True, but with Webber I got a lot more the impression the topics were Marks idea, not Andrew Benson.

:lol:

t's already been said that it's a conversation between him and Benson, so no he doesn't write it, but it's 100% him.


I didnt like the sugar coated, Disney like style of the 'column of Lewis'. It reads as if Benson said: okay Lewis, start with something about your life, your new start at Mercedes, throw in something about work with children and lets end with a boost for followers at social media. All finely manicured with excellent grammar, in Bensons typical sentence, enter, enter, sentence, enter, enter-style. Id rather Lewis would sit down himself and thrown in some juicy tales about mcLaren, or anything else more racing related, unstructured and only with some grammar corrections.

Edited by Buttoneer, 22 March 2013 - 14:30.
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#69 Coops3

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:38

True, but with Webber I got a lot more the impression the topics were Marks idea, not Andrew Benson.


Can you expand on that?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:38

I didn't hear people complaining about Webber or Coultards columns.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:40

Two columns and no mention. That's ruff :( .

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:42

Two columns and no mention. That's ruff :( .

Oh my :lol:

#73 Markn93

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:45

I just find it amusing how something as innocent as a nicely written article which reflects well on Lewis is instantly turned into something other than that by those who wish to see him be as "non-pc as possible", practically saying they'd like to see him do something stupid. People can't even let him have this, quite incredible .

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:46

Two columns and no mention. That's ruff :( .

:lol: Chin up Roscoe, he'll be back soon :wave:

#75 showtime

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:47

Two columns and no mention. That's ruff :( .


Not a single word about Croydon neither :down:

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:48

Two columns and no mention. That's ruff :( .


:lol:

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:50

I didn't hear people complaining about Webber or Coultards columns.


I think it's partly because we used to only talk about it in drivers' thread. Now that we have to make a dedicated thread of it, it's only natural more people will take a look and comment, and not all of them are going to be positive about it..

His column this week is an enjoyable read :up:

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:56

Two columns and no mention. That's ruff :( .

You'd be barking to keep going with this dogification, surely
:rotfl:

Edited by Grundle, 22 March 2013 - 12:57.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 13:00

I just find it amusing how something as innocent as a nicely written article which reflects well on Lewis is instantly turned into something other than that by those who wish to see him be as "non-pc as possible", practically saying they'd like to see him do something stupid. People can't even let him have this, quite incredible .


Think that's bad ... check out the comments on the BBC site.

I remember when he blew up in 07 and he had security .... I thought it was a bit much ... but he was obviously reading his "fan mail" ... some of these folks are simply barking - no offence @Roscoe :p

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 13:44

Two columns and no mention. That's ruff :( .

:rotfl: :rotfl: You made my weekend!
I have a feeling you are Lewis Hamilton himself? :smoking:

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 13:55

Two columns and no mention. That's ruff :( .

:lol: Not to worry Roscoe. At least Nicole is around this weekend so you won't get lonely. Enjoy.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 14:15

. Id rather Lewis would sit down himself and thrown in some juicy tales about mcLaren, or anything else more racing related, unstructured and only with some grammar corrections.


I think a lot of people don't realistically expect that, we'd no doubt love to hear some of the sleaze but it's often counter productive for drivers to go about slating their previous teams. Especially bearing in mind the level of virtriol Lewis instills in his detractors, it would be a red rag to them and used to endlessly bash him with. Could you imagine the 'digging rights' if he wrote the column like his twitter account? I'm glad the BBC insist on proof reading!!

So although it's likely to be pretty vanilla stuff, we can kinda only comment/judge his column within the context it's written in. I agree on more focused racing comments but we'll hopefully see more as he gets into his stride with it all.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 15:13

Can you expand on that?


Well, for instance Marks last column on Lance Armstrong. Doesnt soften anything.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...rmula1/21240896

I think a lot of people don't realistically expect that, we'd no doubt love to hear some of the sleaze but it's often counter productive for drivers to go about slating their previous teams. Especially bearing in mind the level of virtriol Lewis instills in his detractors, it would be a red rag to them and used to endlessly bash him with. Could you imagine the 'digging rights' if he wrote the column like his twitter account? I'm glad the BBC insist on proof reading!!

So although it's likely to be pretty vanilla stuff, we can kinda only comment/judge his column within the context it's written in. I agree on more focused racing comments but we'll hopefully see more as he gets into his stride with it all.


Its not sleaze I want, but a guy that wants to carry himself like an 'extremist', that talks about '****'s' on his tweet account Id expected a bit more than how Lewis approaches life and more of that vanilla speak. Its almost as if hes still under contract at McLaren so sugar coated. A bit more 'if people have a problem with me, its their problem, not mine' attitude. Most of all just more on the racing, and the relations with for example, McLaren.

I dont know about his detractors. The only red rags I see, are from people who get upset because I dont like the style of his column, and think its too much Benson and not enough Lewis. Instantly I get branded a hater (the logic...).

I do agree maybe we see better columns in the future, but this one I didnt like.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 15:35

Great article this week.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 15:49

I doubt he'll slag off McLaren, as he knows he wouldn't be where he is without them, and also if things sour with Mercedes they'd probably be his most likely destination. Look at Alonso/Renault, for example.