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#8051 OO7

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 11:34



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#8052 ARTGP

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 15:15

 

My god that 2008 Mclaren  :love: . 



#8053 masa90

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 18:38

It looks like a proper f1 car sizewise. These new cars are HUGE.



#8054 alframsey

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Posted 22 December 2019 - 19:27

I really liked that video and thought Hamilton came across very personable, it really gave a sense of where he has come from and what he has achieved. I wonder where those car were kept and being stored?



#8055 pRy

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 11:27

Some quite moving comments from Lewis about the loss of Niki and the role he played within the team and with Lewis on a personal level:

 

https://www.autospor...a-text-messages



#8056 r4mses

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:43

I really liked that video and thought Hamilton came across very personable, it really gave a sense of where he has come from and what he has achieved. I wonder where those car were kept and being stored?

 

Secret location ;)

 

Some weeks ago there was a Instagram-TV-whatever-it's-called-video with the guy responsible for the collection which is actually stored like this in that...eh warehouse? Although the McLaren was not part of the collection back then (or they didn't show it because the vid was done for/by Merc F1).


Edited by r4mses, 28 December 2019 - 12:43.


#8057 prty

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 13:18

Off topic, Hamilton doing a motorbike course in Almeria (Spain). The onboard / info with the instructor:

https://youtu.be/SWSCB5nHm7Q

#8058 Boxerevo

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 17:17

My god that 2008 Mclaren  :love: . 

2007's one was prettier.



#8059 ToniF1

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:20

Lewis Hamilton says he will be "a machine" in Formula 1 year as he sets his sights on operating on "another level" than he has before.

 

 

https://www.motorspo...l-2020/4652523/

 

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#8060 balage06

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 12:51

That's typical Lewis, writes the most sentimental post ever and signs off with "I'll be a machine"  :lol: 



#8061 CL16

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 15:53

Ominous

#8062 baddog

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 07:21

And all the others are aiming to drop their game?



#8063 Zoe

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 08:12

Yeah it's like in the pre-race interviews "I will do my best yadda yadda".

 

I am just waiting for some poor fellow to say something like "this car is a pile of sh!t so today I will be happy to roll around and not get into anyones way".



#8064 Marklar

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 08:25

nothing wrong with that, cringed when I saw motorsport.com and others writing a story out of a random social media post that possibly doesnt even have that much to do with motor racing in the first place, though

#8065 Claudius

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 08:48

He's been operating as a machine for a couple of years already, driving fast and relentless.

Never thought Lewis could transform himself to this level, really impressive.

He will beat all the records soon enough.



#8066 pitlanepalpatine

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 15:27

And in customer service they keep being told to be less robotic  :rotfl:



#8067 Ali623

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:06

https://www.racefans...g-quit-f1-2020/ 

 

Mercedes set for crunch meeting to decide whether it will quit F1

 

 

The board of Mercedes‘ parent company Daimler will meet in two weeks’ time to decide whether to withdraw its team from Formula 1 at the end of the 2020 season.

 

RaceFans, in a joint investigation with Autocar, has learned the meeting will take place on February 12th. Mercedes’ current contract to participate in F1 expires at the end of this season.

 

 


Edited by Ali623, 29 January 2020 - 11:07.


#8068 pitlanepalpatine

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:08

Wonder where the ominous language is coming from. Are they deciding whether to withdraw or evaluating whether to continue.



#8069 owenmahamilton

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:15

So if all this happens, where does that leave Red Bull and the cars they are jointly developing with Aston Martin.



#8070 ar1

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:20

More on the Merc situation:

 

https://www.autocar....nsational-aston

 

Could be interesting but the concern would be loss of cars or stability in teams leading to a loss of cars in races.

 

Wasn't there a story about Roger Penske being interested in buying the team?



#8071 Sunnny

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 11:26

More on the Merc situation:

 

https://www.autocar....nsational-aston

 

Could be interesting but the concern would be loss of cars or stability in teams leading to a loss of cars in races.

 

Wasn't there a story about Roger Penske being interested in buying the team?

 

Penske already rubbished the idea. He said his plate is full and rightly so. 

 

I will love for Merc to pull out for the shake up and driver market and teams. New regs and cutting costs dont suit them anyway as it takes away their advantage. They should revert to being an engine supplier. Toto and Stroll buying team will mean Geroge Russell and Lance Stroll in new team  :p



#8072 Whatisvalis

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 12:26

Penske already rubbished the idea. He said his plate is full and rightly so.

I will love for Merc to pull out for the shake up and driver market and teams. New regs and cutting costs dont suit them anyway as it takes away their advantage. They should revert to being an engine supplier. Toto and Stroll buying team will mean Geroge Russell and Lance Stroll in new team :p


The scent of weakness in the air - maybe Alonso is buying the team............

#8073 jstrains

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Posted 30 January 2020 - 13:51

Källenius: Mercedes Exit Rumours are Not True
30 January, 2020

 

https://www.grandpri...s-are-not-true/



#8074 Marklar

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 14:35

Ineos will probably become a new Mercedes sponsor, 20m/year

https://www.sportbus...rcedes-f1-team/

#8075 SonGoku

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 15:18

Very good news and not unexpected after the ties with the Ineos cycling team. Good to have another big sponsor onboard.

#8076 kernel

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 18:52

Ineos/Jim Ratcliffe could also end up as a potential buyer of the entire team should Mercedes pull out of team ownership after 2020.



#8077 Marklar

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 21:37

Another sponsor/partner
 

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@MercedesAMGF1 has revealed a new partnership with @AMD. Worth noting that the computing company was previously associated with rivals @ScuderiaFerrari

Edited by Marklar, 04 February 2020 - 21:37.


#8078 SonGoku

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 01:41

They replace Qualcomm I guess.

#8079 OO7

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 02:48

They replace Qualcomm I guess.

AMD & Qualcomm operate in two different markets as far as I'm aware, so one doesn't have to replace the other.



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#8080 lio007

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 04:54

AMD & Qualcomm operate in two different markets as far as I'm aware, so one doesn't have to replace the other.

But Qualcomm has gone from their partner list.

#8081 Timorous

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 06:51

 

Another sponsor/partner
 

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@MercedesAMGF1 has revealed a new partnership with @AMD. Worth noting that the computing company was previously associated with rivals @ScuderiaFerrari

 

 

EPYC!



#8082 Hela

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 09:25

Deal with AMD seems to be a multi-year agreement, I guess this puts to bed any rumour that Mercedes may be leaving the sport soon.  :love:  :love:



#8083 hodgy21

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 09:26

Deal with AMD seems to be a multi-year agreement, I guess this puts to bed any rumour that Mercedes may be leaving the sport soon. :love: :love:


It could, but it won’t.

#8084 Hela

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 13:32

Rumours are about saying Toto confirms in an interview that Mercedes will definitely be in Formula 1  in 2021 as a team

 

https://www.gpblog.c...1-in-2021-.html



#8085 SonGoku

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 14:32

You will never know it for sure, but everything i can see and follow around the team says to me they are staying. And a few Italian clickbait articles or Rencken don't change that view.

#8086 Ivanhoe

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 14:35

Good, I want to see them beaten, that chance increases when they stay  :clap:



#8087 Timorous

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 14:59

AMD & Qualcomm operate in two different markets as far as I'm aware, so one doesn't have to replace the other.

 

AMD is x86 and GPGPU for the most part with a very small amount of ARM server stuff. Qualcomm is mobile.



#8088 Ali623

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 15:10

I feel like as long as Mercedes stay, they won't be beaten. I can never imagine Ferrari having that level of discipline/consistency over a season these days regardless of driver, and Red Bull have done an even worse job during the hybrid era (car-wise anyway). No 'midfield' team is anywhere close, and that likely won't be changing any time soon. 

 

They're just ruthless in every area, even when Ferrari & Vettel were absolutely on it during the first half of 2017/18, Merc just stepped it up a level and broke them. 



#8089 HeadFirst

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 16:44

Good, I want to see them beaten, that chance increases when they stay  :clap:

 

Obviously. I see no reason to think that anyone other than Mercedes (and Lewis) will be victorious in 2020, so if they were to leave it would be pretty hard to beat them. They would leave F1 as champions, just like Nico Rosberg.  :wave:



#8090 Ivanhoe

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 16:55

Red Bull have done an even worse job during the hybrid era (car-wise anyway

For Red Bull the engine has been the main problem, they arguably had an equal or maybe even better car than Mercedes in 2017 and 2018. If Honda can produce a competitive engine I’m sure they will be challenging Mercedes/Hamilton with Verstappen. 
 



#8091 Hela

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 18:39

For Red Bull the engine has been the main problem, they arguably had an equal or maybe even better car than Mercedes in 2017 and 2018. If Honda can produce a competitive engine I’m sure they will be challenging Mercedes/Hamilton with Verstappen. 
 

 

Not so sure about the Redbull chassis in 2017, wasn't that the season they admitted they got something wrong at the beginning of the season. 



#8092 Ivanhoe

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 18:51

Yeah, you’re right that was the year where they had the correlation issues with the wind tunnel which wasn’t solved until Barcelona.



#8093 OO7

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 19:53

AMD is x86 and GPGPU for the most part with a very small amount of ARM server stuff. Qualcomm is mobile.

Cheers Timorous.

 

I thought Qualcomm was exclusively a telecomms/communications company not semiconductors.



#8094 SonGoku

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 20:07

Racing Point/Aston Martin/Stroll SR is very close with Mercedes I read everywhere now, even with the Aston Martin take over.

#8095 Gary Davies

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:18

Formula E championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne has been named reserve driver for the Mercedes Formula 1 team for the 2020 season. See here.

 

Good news as far as I'm concerned. Mercedes-AMG Petronas seem to know a thing or two. There was, in my view, a quite outrageous amount of ill-informed and sometimes downright nasty SvD bashing in forums in general in his last season at McLaren. It's just possible that the people running a six-in-a-row Constructors' Championship team know a whisker more than forum inhabitants.



#8096 SonGoku

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:23

He is leading the championship in FE and doing much better than de Vries. I think he is a good addition to the team.