Posted by
Message
rickgrimes
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2011
3665 posts

The longer it goes on, the less chance we'll see Lewis Hamilton race again next year

quote:

Craig Slater gives his insight on whether or not we will see Lewis Hamilton when the season starts:

LINK

Not sure what's Lewis' and Toto's end game here is? Get Masi fired? FIA has already said the results of their Abu Dhabi investigation will not be available until just 2 days before the 2022 season starts. It's not like Mercedes and Lewis can wait it out.


sorantable
Atlanta Braves Fan
Mississippi
Member since Dec 2008
40603 posts

I’ll believe Toto and Hamilton aren't racing when the first race starts without them.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
260
Ice Cold
USA Fan
Over Macho Grande
Member since Jun 2004
18630 posts

quote:

The longer it goes on, the less chance we'll see Lewis Hamilton race again next year

:donaldglovergood.gif:


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
43
TheArrogantCorndog
Chicago Cubs Fan
Highland Rd
Member since Sep 2009
13658 posts

he'll be there

He is literally just copying what Senna (his idol) did in 1990 when he protested the 1989 championship... come race day, Senna was on the grid and so will Lewis


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
90
TigerAlumni2010
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
3002 posts



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
2512
Obtuse1
Wofford Fan
Westside Bodymore Yo
Member since Sep 2016
15470 posts
 Online 

There has been chatter that Merc has denied that they made a deal to drop the appeal if Masi and Tombazis were gone next year.

I can't imagine Lewis not being on the grid in Bahrain but stranger things have happened.

He does need to get his mind right though. If he keeps the mindset that Checo's defense was actually dangerous unless he has another rocket ship he is going to be put out when others have the car to race him. He bows to Senna but he would throw his toys out of the pram if he ever had to race someone with Senna's racing mindset, well I guess he did every time Max passed him.

First on his list of offseason preparation should have been watching Sergio Pérez masterfully hold off a much faster car and thought about how the proper use of tactics would have likely lead to his 8th and he could be hamming it up on SM instead of looking sullen to the outside world.


McCaigBro69
Atlanta Braves Fan
TigerDroppings Premium Member
Member since Oct 2014
42874 posts

Lewis and Merc do nothing but cry


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
205
fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
63295 posts

I think he will race. Just a tactic to keep pressure on the FIA during the Abu Dhabi review that is starting.

Not so sure Masi is gone now. Has to be comforting to know that you are the only man on Earth that can do your job so you can do whatever you like.


VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Naples, FL
Member since Dec 2007
30943 posts

Then leave. I wouldn't mind seeing what Russell can do as the #1 for Mercedes.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
91
Obtuse1
Wofford Fan
Westside Bodymore Yo
Member since Sep 2016
15470 posts
 Online 

quote:

I think he will race. Just a tactic to keep pressure on the FIA during the Abu Dhabi review that is starting.


I am not so sure the FIA cares if he comes back or not.


TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
63295 posts

He's not bigger than F1, but going out like this would be a story that transcends the sport. Losing one of the most marketable personalities doesn't help either.


Obtuse1
Wofford Fan
Westside Bodymore Yo
Member since Sep 2016
15470 posts
 Online 

quote:

He's not bigger than F1, but going out like this would be a story that transcends the sport. Losing one of the most marketable personalities doesn't help either.


I am sure Liberty is concerned due to his marketability but I am not sure the FIA cares one way or another.

I think leaving would tarnish his legacy, Senna didn't leave after 1989 and that was every bit as big a controversy*.

* as I typed controversy I pronounced it in my head with the English pronunciation: with the emphasis on the "wrong" syllable. I don't know why I do such things but I often think of F1 liveries as being made up of colours and the cars having 4 tyres and I am far from an Anglophile.


fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
63295 posts

Aluminum.


JohnnyKilroy
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Cajun Navy Vice Admiral
Member since Oct 2012
29667 posts

Secretary


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
weagle99
Toledo Fan
Member since Nov 2011
33226 posts

I would just like to see the Merc cars in silver again next year.


fightin tigers
Downtown Prairieville
Member since Mar 2008
63295 posts

They already announced they will be silver next year. Probably will keep some black since it is a decent contrasting color.
This post was edited on 1/13 at 11:17 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
extremetigerfanatic
LSU Fan
Denham Springs
Member since Oct 2003
4839 posts

quote:

The longer it goes on, the less chance we'll see Lewis Hamilton race again next year



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
41
Drewbie
Arkansas Fan
tFlagship
Member since Jun 2012
48545 posts

quote:

Losing one of the most marketable personalities doesn't help either.
F1 is not short of marketable personalities right now. Not even close.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
41
udtiger
US Space Force Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2006
82550 posts

He will be shocked at how little the world will miss him.


Obtuse1
Wofford Fan
Westside Bodymore Yo
Member since Sep 2016
15470 posts
 Online 

quote:

F1 is not short of marketable personalities right now. Not even close.


quote:

He will be shocked at how little the world will miss him.


He has probably more devoted fans than any other driver in history, at least while they were still breathing... looking at you Senna. He will leave a fan vacuum larger than if Schumacher had retired in 2004.

Like Lewis or not he has cemented his name in the GOAT conversation for the foreseeable future. Just because I don't think he is tGOAT doesn't mean millions upon millions of fans don't disagree with me. It at least gives the UK fans and Anglophiles someone besides Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, and Grahan Hill to knight for. BTW if you want to get an old Scottish F1 would up just poor mouth Jim Clark, they will likely call you a bawbag and tell their friends you are glaikit. Jackie doesn't have near the universal love from the skirt wearers or the rest of the UK for obvious reasons that are obvious.


first pageprev pagePage 1 of 2next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram