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Head To Head Lewis Hamilton vs Valtteri Bottas

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by FB, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Lewywo4

    Lewywo4 Race Winner

    Lewis at this point in time is nearing....nearing his prime. He will be around for a few more years, which I know just brings such joy to the hearts of many.....:)

    I don't know, and really doubt that Lewis will ever surpass Michael's record, but one or two more WDC's would be rather nice.

    When he retires. Lewis racing in Indy car hell....:no: But, the BTTC that would be fun. In that series watching him banging doors with the best that it has to offer....:thumbsup:
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  3. RasputinLives

    RasputinLives I was never cool at school. Contributor

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    Lewis loves America (he is basically American now days) so I Don't see him doing the rounds of British back water tracks on BTCC.

    I hadn't thought of NASCAR but I can see him yeehawing his way round there.

    Few years away of course. He has to go back to Mclaren yet (2020 by my predictions).
  4. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    Lauda: "Rosberg wouldn’t be a World Champion without Mercedes"
    "Looking to the future, Lauda explained that Mercedes have already moved on and he is excited at the combination of Bottas and Hamilton racing for the German manufacturer."

    But Niki was eating ice cream family Rosberg and rode with Nico on a yacht :)

    Niki really is "non-executive"
  5. sobriety

    sobriety Podium Finisher

    And neither would Lewis Hamilton, or Jenson Button, as far as I can tell...
  6. Dartman

    Dartman Points Scorer

    Without Mercedes every recent WDC could be questioned, even Vettel in the Red Bull as the remaining engine suppliers were redistributed among the other teams.
  7. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    If Lewis has a fall out with Mercedes, then I can only see him joining Mclaren Honda as long as they are competitive to emulate his idol Senna in winning the world championship. As much as its nice for him to win in a Ferrari - he just would not last more than 2 years at Ferrari with all the politics
  8. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    Is that because the team is SO much more important than the driver at Ferrari?

    Maybe the only way to survive there is to give yourself completely to the team... Rather like Mr M Schumacher.
  9. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    It goes against the current cult of the driver; but maybe Lewis should try that now?
  10. sobriety

    sobriety Podium Finisher

    Dunno, why on earth would any driver who wants to win titles want to go to Ferrari in their current state? They've been consistently not good enough, due both to car design and tactics, for the last few seasons.

    I could see Hamilton doing a 'Kimi' in a few years time and going there for the massive paycheck to finish his career...
  11. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    But Lewis was champion in McLaren.
    And what?
  12. The Pits

    The Pits Harumph. Again. Valued Member

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    With a mercedes engine.
  13. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    Yes, it's hard to argue :)
    But Lauda spoke about the team as a whole, not just on engines
  14. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    Car 2017 is new for both drivers.
    It is good for intrigue in the battle between teammates
  15. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    Andyoak What worked for Schumacher was he had someone politically astute enough in Jean Todt to fight his corner against Luca Di Montezemolo so he could get on with the racing

    Ferrari's problems have been that the team principal answers to someone else who reports to a group of chiefs like an impirically run organisation and when things go wrong the team principal is the one taking the flak or the engineers unless the drivers speak out

    Problem I see with Hamilton and Ferrari is he is too emotional and known for outbursts which would upset a few chiefs - just imagine he was critical that he kept getting Ferrari engine failures like the way he spoke at Malaysia last year

    The situation at Ferrari is already mentally draining Vettel who has not got the backing of Arrivabene so why would Hamilton fare any better ?
  16. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    I think once he leaves F1 he will never race again. He will do the music thing.
  17. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    Zanardi dubious over Bottas' chances
    "Bottas is a very good driver, no question, but he's not a Nico"
  18. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    A negative mind will never give you a positive life.
    Stay positive and keep negativity away.
    Energy is contagious!

    O-h. This is exactly.

    And this is not bad
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
  19. Mezzer

    Mezzer A fine chap if ever there was one. Contributor

    What worked for Schumacher was a pretty unique combination of things, unlimited budget, unlimited testing, the Formula's tyres essentially designed for them with FIA collusion, a uniquely cosmopolitan team (at least by Ferrari's standards) and Schumacher was an outstanding talent but his records were without doubt bolstered by that fact. If Hamilton can get to 5 WDCs that would still be extraordinary, I don't think that anyone will match Schumacher anytime soon unless similar circumstances arise, which I suggest the FIA would seek to negatively influence as they wouldn't want the drop off in interest that we saw in F1 due to Schu.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
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  20. Andyoak

    Andyoak Race Winner

    He was still bloody good at getting the team to work for him.
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  21. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    The drop-off in interest wasn't down to Schumacher, it was down to the racing not being close. Sorry if I'm splitting hairs here but we didn't get bored of the 100m because of Usain Bolt's dominance did we?

    Anyway without Brawn, Schumacher woulda been nothing. ;)
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