Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes driver still motivated to continue success with team
14/02/2020 | sport | f1 | 310
Six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton says he and Mercedes are as motivated as ever this year to continue their success.
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14/02/2020 10:41:21 170 21
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Come on LH44, add another World Championship
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14/02/2020 10:42:12 23 130
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The boredom. Theboredom is the same every year. Unlike his accent which seems to change depending on how up himself he's feeling.
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14/02/2020 11:14:48 197 19
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Fantastic driver. Going to beat Schumacher's records without the need for special tyres, traction control, a clear #2 team mate and having to ram other drivers off the track to win. Proud he's British.
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14/02/2020 18:47:24 11 0
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@2. Posted by Nick Ebrell The boredom. Theboredom is the same every year. ————————- Not boring enough to keep you away though, is it? Perhaps the appeal of F1 runs deeper than even the haters would like to admit?
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14/02/2020 10:42:12 62 16
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Number 7 is coming. You know it, i know it.
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14/02/2020 10:42:52 8 112
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"I find it funny seeing that. I have just always known to do my talking on the track----- Really i thought god did your talking, same old im blessed rubbish, boring............
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14/02/2020 10:42:52 92 15
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Great stuff. Looking forward to seeing him show the rest of the field how to do it well....
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14/02/2020 10:48:55 22 123
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Pay your taxes.
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14/02/2020 11:02:21 101 5
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@6.EL_NANDO Must be tough having nothing else to think about other than Hamilton’s (100% legal) UK tax situation. What a sorry old life you must live. Either that or you’re simply craving any kind of attention. Sad.
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14/02/2020 12:51:46 23 1
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@6. EL_NANDO "pay your taxes" Same old tiresome comment from you on every F1 thread. As per norm I'll ask the same question as other contributors on here which you fail to answer every time. Exactly what taxes does LH not pay given that he resides abroad and pays taxes in every country he earns money/winnings in - including the UK?
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14/02/2020 10:51:16 26 0
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It will be interesting to see what happens over the first few races of the season, as no one knows how each car will behave in race conditions with other cars around.
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15/02/2020 13:27:23 10 9
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7 Formula One world team championships Toto Wolf is clearly STUPID wasting £20 million plus on Lewis Hamilton's wage bill: for the cost of an average Brexit-UK bonus wage bill he could employ a Hamilton-hater to drive the 7 world driving champion's Mercedes F1 car. Surely makes sense as their 'Grannies" can win F1 grand prix in Hamilton's Mercedes F1 car? DELUDED IDIOTS
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14/02/2020 10:51:56 91 17
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GOAT
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14/02/2020 10:52:57 154 18
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How long until the LH & Merc haters start venting their bile....? LH is awesome.. Merc are too. End of. Get a life.
@9 The Right Opinon Won't be long, you know how Brits like to hate on a winner Removed
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14/02/2020 10:54:17 17 136
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Decent driver, appalling human being.
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14/02/2020 11:35:18 11 1
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@10 so you know him personally then do you?
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14/02/2020 12:27:13 23 1
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@10. footie fan We often recognise our own traits in others so maybe that’s why you find Hamilton such an ‘appalling human being’, you know, like projection. Or maybe you & he used to be best mates & fell out big time. Nope, didn’t think so.
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14/02/2020 10:52:57 154 18
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How long until the LH & Merc haters start venting their bile....? LH is awesome.. Merc are too. End of. Get a life.
@9 The Right Opinon Won't be long, you know how Brits like to hate on a winner Removed
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14/02/2020 10:58:29 40 0
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Hoping this season is gonna be a bit more competitive. Ferrari looked strong then totally imploded. Red Bull were competitive in certain races. Really need a few more teams closer to spice it up. @9 You were too late. No. 6 started already. It's like they wait with baited breath for a Hamilton article to vent.
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14/02/2020 11:00:30 117 8
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Here we go again, new season hasn't even started yet and already the LH haters are out and making comments about is personal life. If I had is money and life style I would enjoy every minute of it. So get a life,
Just checking it to see the haters comments, they never disappoint! I hope we get some close racing this season! Removed
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14/02/2020 11:01:41 30 11
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Yes it's tedious, but it's hardly Hamilton's fault is it? Are you honestly telling me that if Mercedes walked up to you and offered you the fastest car, a stellar budget and an obedient lapdog of a 2nd driver who isn't good enough for Toro Rosso let alone your team, effectively guaranteeing you championahips so long as you drive well, all for a blockbuster wage - you'd say no? Me neither.
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14/02/2020 10:48:55 22 123
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Pay your taxes.
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14/02/2020 11:02:21 101 5
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@6.EL_NANDO Must be tough having nothing else to think about other than Hamilton’s (100% legal) UK tax situation. What a sorry old life you must live. Either that or you’re simply craving any kind of attention. Sad.
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14/02/2020 11:02:21 42 2
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NANDO . LH lives in the US therefore has no income tax liability here. I'm sure he pays his US taxes. Here comes WDC 7.
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14/02/2020 11:03:32 46 3
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Credit to LH name me another 7 time world champion? I'm sure LH isn't worried about his many jealous followers . A true winner
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14/02/2020 13:04:53 1 1
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@18 . Posted byBluebird63on 2 hours ago "Credit to LH name me another 7 time world champion? I'm sure LH isn't worried about his many jealous followers . A true winner" Easy. Michael Schumacher. Do I win a prize?
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14/02/2020 11:05:23 17 1
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All the very best LW and Mercedes for more success in 2020. It's bound to be a tad chilly testing at Silverstone this time of year.
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14/02/2020 11:06:13 64 3
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Dear BBC, I seriously dont understand the point in HYS on the F1 or in fact any sport section of the site as it ends up being spoiled by pathetic bile spouted by bitter, childish people who do not appear to understand the sport. I see the same old tripe from people who clearly dont like F1. How many times do we have to explain that Lewis pays his taxes where he races. It. Is. That. Simple.
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14/02/2020 11:21:01 34 2
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@20 davepuma Beginning to think it’s all about the BBC craving some kind of reaction, be it from hateful anti LH types or silly anti Benson F1 article people. Always the same old nonsense about UK taxes & how much they dislike LH, or how Benson loves LH. It’s pretty pathetic but the beeb seems to enjoy the conflict. Odd.
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14/02/2020 14:35:13 9 0
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@ 20. davepuma "It. Is. That. Simple." But not for simple people, thats too complicated for simpletons. Far easier to cling to vitriolic bile and get attention that way than to string a coherent sentence together with intelligent content that promotes healthy conversation. I have to admit, trolls do make satisfying (metaphorically speaking) punch bags though, so jab away.
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14/02/2020 16:38:25 2 2
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20: Hemingway would beg to differ... "There are only three sports: Bullfighting, Motor Racing and Mountaineering; all the rest are merely games"...
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14/02/2020 11:08:34 6 0
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*LW???....oops.....my bad, finger trouble there :P LH
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14/02/2020 11:09:55 10 89
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Boring sport. For the past six years the first Mercedes to the first corner has been the winner If you want to see proper racing then watch IndyCar - no steering assists like F1. Just pure ability
The brex!ters are up early venting their bile at Lewis. Don't you have jobs to go to? Removed
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14/02/2020 11:27:24 28 8
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23. Posted bymessis_wendy_house I'm confused here, I'm Scottish, I voted for Brexit, and I support LH.....don't see the relationship between Brexiteers and hating LH....can you explain.
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14/02/2020 11:40:00 18 0
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@23 I voted brexit yet I am a huge hamilton fan. The same as @34. The way you pigeonhole people makes you look very stupid even if that is not the case.
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14/02/2020 11:13:07 108 21
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I wonder if it's jealousy or racism that brings the Hamilton haters out?
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14/02/2020 13:51:09 22 0
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@24: "I wonder if it's jealousy or racism that brings the Hamilton haters out?" You're forgetting that he's vegan too, and that inexplicably seems to offend people nowadays.
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14/02/2020 11:13:57 123 11
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The greatest driver of the modern era, perhaps the greatest of all. Few would wager against Hamilton securing a 7th WDC & rightly so. His will to win seems unquenchable & as long as the fire within him burns, he will mostly likely sweep all challengers aside. Love him or hate him, it seems there is little middleground after all, only the one-eyed seek to deny the magnitude of his achievements.
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14/02/2020 10:42:12 23 130
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The boredom. Theboredom is the same every year. Unlike his accent which seems to change depending on how up himself he's feeling.
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14/02/2020 11:14:48 197 19
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Fantastic driver. Going to beat Schumacher's records without the need for special tyres, traction control, a clear #2 team mate and having to ram other drivers off the track to win. Proud he's British.
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14/02/2020 11:15:48 17 3
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Although I will always support Hamilton and the Brotish guys, it would be nice to see a fight of it. Hopefully leclerc or max can up their game and take it to the Brit. Hopefully the cars are close enough to allow that to happen.
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14/02/2020 11:21:01 5 88
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This is not a sport. This is a pastime like knitting or train spotting. Please remove this from the 'sport' section - thank you.
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14/02/2020 11:06:13 64 3
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Dear BBC, I seriously dont understand the point in HYS on the F1 or in fact any sport section of the site as it ends up being spoiled by pathetic bile spouted by bitter, childish people who do not appear to understand the sport. I see the same old tripe from people who clearly dont like F1. How many times do we have to explain that Lewis pays his taxes where he races. It. Is. That. Simple.
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14/02/2020 11:21:01 34 2
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@20 davepuma Beginning to think it’s all about the BBC craving some kind of reaction, be it from hateful anti LH types or silly anti Benson F1 article people. Always the same old nonsense about UK taxes & how much they dislike LH, or how Benson loves LH. It’s pretty pathetic but the beeb seems to enjoy the conflict. Odd.
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14/02/2020 11:22:41 11 88
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Why wouldn’t he be, he has the best car! All he has to do is drive it! It’s a no brainier! He is not a very nice guy and is petulant, hope Max or Seb run him close this year, otherwise it’s a bore fest.
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14/02/2020 11:24:02 16 1
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Would love to see him win the WDC with a third team to to emphasise that talent the guy has.
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14/02/2020 14:51:52 5 0
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31 - i don't think it is specifically Lewis. Seems many on here are unable to appreciate anyone other than their favourite and instead of reasoned debate you just get a lot of daft and pointless nonsense. Fact is they are all so good none of us would be able to tell the difference if we were strapped in to a car with them.
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14/02/2020 11:25:13 20 3
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Why would someone who voted Brexit have anything against Lewis Hamilton ? Go crawl under a rock ,this is about motor sport and not politics !
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14/02/2020 11:25:53 53 3
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He's already one of the greatest sportsmen this country has ever produced. Go on Lewis, MAKE them give you a Knighthood by getting that 7th WDC!
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14/02/2020 11:27:24 28 8
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23. Posted bymessis_wendy_house I'm confused here, I'm Scottish, I voted for Brexit, and I support LH.....don't see the relationship between Brexiteers and hating LH....can you explain.
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14/02/2020 11:33:07 2 34
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@number27. The-Artful-Dodga Max and charles do not need to up their game they are already there but until they can match cars LH will always come out on top. Easy to see last season when LH's car was not performing at its best he got flapped and moaned on the radio about it. Imagin LeClerc, Verstappen and Hamilton in exact the same car that would be fun.
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14/02/2020 12:02:01 5 4
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@ 35 Clive Imagin LeClerc, Verstappen and Hamilton in exact the same car that would be fun. =========== I do and can imagine it... LH 8 wins and 12 2nd places = 416 LC 6 wins 8 2nd places 6 3rdplaces = 384 MV 6 wins 2 2nd places 12 3rd = 366
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14/02/2020 12:09:45 44 1
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@ 35 Clive Imagin LeClerc, Verstappen and Hamilton in exact the same car that would be fun. Might be a little cramped though...... :)
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14/02/2020 12:34:07 3 5
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@ 35 Clive Imagin LeClerc, Verstappen and Hamilton in exact the same car that would be fun. ...Throw in some baby oil and a couple of adult toys. ??
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14/02/2020 12:40:20 0 0
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35, that would mean that the team didn't win the wdc. What would be the point of that? :)
@Bod How many times have you met him? Must be a few for you to cast such dispersions on his character? Removed
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14/02/2020 10:54:17 17 136
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Decent driver, appalling human being.
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14/02/2020 11:35:18 11 1
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@10 so you know him personally then do you?
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14/02/2020 11:35:28 4 33
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I appreciate Hamilton is a good driver but it's easy to be "motivated" in the best car on the grid. Try driving a car that can't get past Q3 and then see how far your motivation goes....
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14/02/2020 11:41:10 21 2
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@38 Your comment also applies to all the top drivers. Max Verstappen would not be so "motivated" if he was driving a Williams.
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14/02/2020 11:51:36 43 1
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@38 you also forget when LH joined Merc they were not a winning team but when he went there he was motivated to help them become a winning team which he has.
The brex!ters are up early venting their bile at Lewis. Don't you have jobs to go to? Removed
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14/02/2020 11:40:00 18 0
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@23 I voted brexit yet I am a huge hamilton fan. The same as @34. The way you pigeonhole people makes you look very stupid even if that is not the case.
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14/02/2020 11:35:28 4 33
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I appreciate Hamilton is a good driver but it's easy to be "motivated" in the best car on the grid. Try driving a car that can't get past Q3 and then see how far your motivation goes....
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14/02/2020 11:41:10 21 2
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@38 Your comment also applies to all the top drivers. Max Verstappen would not be so "motivated" if he was driving a Williams.
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14/02/2020 11:44:02 15 3
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I would like to see a few other teams getting ahead of Ferrari.
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14/02/2020 11:45:13 19 2
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Good luck for the coming season Lewis.
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14/02/2020 11:47:24 5 45
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Stop this LH obsession Benson
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14/02/2020 11:50:45 34 2
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@43 Nina Stop this LH obsession Benson - Stop this Benson obsession Nina.
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14/02/2020 11:50:25 2 73
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The Ferrari looks shinier and much prettier. Vettel the GOAT will leave him in a pile of BRAKE DUST. Hamilton should retire coz his new car looks useless compared to to Ferrari and McLaren.
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14/02/2020 15:06:00 9 0
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Ironic that negative comments with one of the highest downvotes comes from #44
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14/02/2020 22:04:56 10 8
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Humility, focus, and hard work will surely get #44 number 7. For the overhyped, petulant, Max Verstappen, will be lucky to have a podium let alone win a race. And Oh! Verstappen you will never be an F1 champ.
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14/02/2020 11:47:24 5 45
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Stop this LH obsession Benson
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14/02/2020 11:50:45 34 2
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@43 Nina Stop this LH obsession Benson - Stop this Benson obsession Nina.
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14/02/2020 11:35:28 4 33
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I appreciate Hamilton is a good driver but it's easy to be "motivated" in the best car on the grid. Try driving a car that can't get past Q3 and then see how far your motivation goes....
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14/02/2020 11:51:36 43 1
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@38 you also forget when LH joined Merc they were not a winning team but when he went there he was motivated to help them become a winning team which he has.
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14/02/2020 11:53:37 1 4
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I think Lewis and Alex would make a great team, both getting 7 WDC,S, THAT WOULD CHEER EVERYBODY UP ???????
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14/02/2020 11:53:37 5 2
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Would love to see him have a go in an Alfa/Haas/Renault etc.
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14/02/2020 11:57:49 36 2
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@48 Jay-Zed Would love to see him have a go in an Alfa/Haas/Renault etc. - And when he put one of them on the podium, you would still say he was lucky.
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14/02/2020 12:00:40 33 0
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@48 why should he take those seats away from young drivers. Also he has earnt the right to drive for the big teams. It is like saying Messi or Ronaldo should go and play for dagenham and redbridge. Also as I said before when he joined Merc they were not even a top 3 team.
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14/02/2020 11:53:57 4 14
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@Jay-212 If you want to see proper racing then watch Club Racing at any of the around 20 circuits that are dotted over the country. Just pure ability
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14/02/2020 11:55:48 4 1
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Be nice to have 6+ cars fighting for wins this season. If Ferrari can sort the whoopsies out and Red Bull bring it. Also McLaren if they can make a step up with their two good young drivers. Failing that... maybe next season we issue all the cars with green and red shells and a load of banana skins? Letsa goooo!
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14/02/2020 11:56:28 30 0
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I think Lewis is going to be very difficult to beat this year...I understand he's cut back massively on his 'showy' Stateside trips this winter and ,mentally,seems to be in a good place...add to that the extra motivation of a possible 7th title and,no matter what the others throw at him,i think he'll still be too good...but its a long season and anything can happen....we'll see...good luck Lewis
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14/02/2020 11:56:28 35 1
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Facts LH haters wont like. He has not always had the fastest car for every title he has won. Even Vettle admitted the Farrrarie was the better car the season before last. Also LH does not just go to winning teams Merc had not won when LH joined. He help them become the team they are today
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14/02/2020 11:53:37 5 2
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Would love to see him have a go in an Alfa/Haas/Renault etc.
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14/02/2020 11:57:49 36 2
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@48 Jay-Zed Would love to see him have a go in an Alfa/Haas/Renault etc. - And when he put one of them on the podium, you would still say he was lucky.
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14/02/2020 11:58:09 12 3
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Hamilton is easily the most complete driver on the grid since Alonso left F1. Maybe his single lap pace is not what it quite was 3-5 years ago but even there he's still one of top 3/4 fastest guys and overall the best by some margin . I still think Vettel is most likely to be his closest challenger but Verstappen or Leclerc could surprise.
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14/02/2020 12:04:22 36 2
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@54 Hamilton has 6 titles. Alonso has 2. Hamilton also matched Alonso in his rookie year. Hamilton is the best on the grid and still was when FA was around.
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14/02/2020 11:53:37 5 2
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Would love to see him have a go in an Alfa/Haas/Renault etc.
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14/02/2020 12:00:40 33 0
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@48 why should he take those seats away from young drivers. Also he has earnt the right to drive for the big teams. It is like saying Messi or Ronaldo should go and play for dagenham and redbridge. Also as I said before when he joined Merc they were not even a top 3 team.
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14/02/2020 12:00:40 6 6
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£60m a year would motivate me too
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14/02/2020 14:22:06 1 0
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@56 sgt pepper Crikey!! Does he really get £60m a year? Earth must seem like a different planet to some, not that I blame him for taking what’s being offered though.
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14/02/2020 12:02:01 2 19
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Benson love in with Hamilton continues.
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14/02/2020 11:33:07 2 34
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@number27. The-Artful-Dodga Max and charles do not need to up their game they are already there but until they can match cars LH will always come out on top. Easy to see last season when LH's car was not performing at its best he got flapped and moaned on the radio about it. Imagin LeClerc, Verstappen and Hamilton in exact the same car that would be fun.
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14/02/2020 12:02:01 5 4
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@ 35 Clive Imagin LeClerc, Verstappen and Hamilton in exact the same car that would be fun. =========== I do and can imagine it... LH 8 wins and 12 2nd places = 416 LC 6 wins 8 2nd places 6 3rdplaces = 384 MV 6 wins 2 2nd places 12 3rd = 366
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14/02/2020 11:58:09 12 3
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Hamilton is easily the most complete driver on the grid since Alonso left F1. Maybe his single lap pace is not what it quite was 3-5 years ago but even there he's still one of top 3/4 fastest guys and overall the best by some margin . I still think Vettel is most likely to be his closest challenger but Verstappen or Leclerc could surprise.
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14/02/2020 12:04:22 36 2
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@54 Hamilton has 6 titles. Alonso has 2. Hamilton also matched Alonso in his rookie year. Hamilton is the best on the grid and still was when FA was around.
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14/02/2020 12:06:13 13 3
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Ross Brawn is the guy who deserves the credit for Mercedes success, he put everything in place, including Lewis who has thrived since leaving McLaren.
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14/02/2020 12:24:42 28 0
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60. Posted byTeriTamon 16 minutes ago Ross Brawn is the guy who deserves the credit for Mercedes success, he put everything in place, including Lewis who has thrived since leaving McLaren. ------ Actually it was Niki Lauda who persuaded Hamilton to join Mercedes. ;-)
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14/02/2020 12:06:53 3 8
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I wonder if I will be able to understand the rules and regulations in F1 this year?......nah don't be stupid.
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14/02/2020 12:08:44 49 0
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He drives for the best team because the cream rises to the top. The teams are always searching for and spending millions on any component, breakthrough or innovation to gain an extra couple of tenths. Hamilton gets paid the big bucks at Mercedes because he's proven to be worth those extra tenths of a second which can be the difference between them winning and losing races and championships.
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14/02/2020 12:43:52 26 0
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62. You are spot on. While it is legitimate to argue the toss about the relative merits of the top drivers, those who claim that Hamilton is an ‘average’ driver who simply got lucky are frankly delusional. The top teams crunch the numbers and pay big salaries to the best drivers. They don’t make these decisions lightly. It is crazy for a layperson to think they know better than the professionals
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14/02/2020 12:08:54 6 2
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Re LH's single lap pace, he now only tends to score poles at tracks where it's advantageous . You get ) points for pole.
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14/02/2020 12:09:35 23 0
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People also forget he has won the world title with 2 different teams. Maclaren and Merc.
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14/02/2020 11:33:07 2 34
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@number27. The-Artful-Dodga Max and charles do not need to up their game they are already there but until they can match cars LH will always come out on top. Easy to see last season when LH's car was not performing at its best he got flapped and moaned on the radio about it. Imagin LeClerc, Verstappen and Hamilton in exact the same car that would be fun.
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14/02/2020 12:09:45 44 1
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@ 35 Clive Imagin LeClerc, Verstappen and Hamilton in exact the same car that would be fun. Might be a little cramped though...... :)
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14/02/2020 12:10:55 7 53
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Only motor sport worth watching takes place on the IOM.
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14/02/2020 12:13:37 17 0
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66. Posted bymicro-manager Open your mind man......NW200 is also top notch. But I love bike races and car races.....don't close yourself off to just the IOM TT.......it does sort the men from the boys for sure, but open your horizons man.......peace out bro. :)
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14/02/2020 12:13:37 31 4
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66. micro-manager "Only motor sport worth watching takes place on the IOM." Ok, bye then.
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Only motor sport worth watching takes place on the IOM.
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66. Posted bymicro-manager Open your mind man......NW200 is also top notch. But I love bike races and car races.....don't close yourself off to just the IOM TT.......it does sort the men from the boys for sure, but open your horizons man.......peace out bro. :)
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Only motor sport worth watching takes place on the IOM.
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14/02/2020 12:13:37 31 4
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66. micro-manager "Only motor sport worth watching takes place on the IOM." Ok, bye then.
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14/02/2020 12:22:31 27 0
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It’s up to Red Bull and Ferrari to make it watchable this year, because Mercedes certainly aren’t going to have a s**t car. Be fascinating to see how Vettel copes with LeClerc this year.
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14/02/2020 12:24:42 9 2
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Vettel's errors and erratic form of recent years have cost us some classic seasons . Leclerc and Verstappen may have their time in future but Hamilton and Vettel are the only two on the grid that have been there and done it. Leclerc and Verstappen ar in no way better than an on form Vettel.
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14/02/2020 12:06:13 13 3
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Ross Brawn is the guy who deserves the credit for Mercedes success, he put everything in place, including Lewis who has thrived since leaving McLaren.
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60. Posted byTeriTamon 16 minutes ago Ross Brawn is the guy who deserves the credit for Mercedes success, he put everything in place, including Lewis who has thrived since leaving McLaren. ------ Actually it was Niki Lauda who persuaded Hamilton to join Mercedes. ;-)
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14/02/2020 10:54:17 17 136
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Decent driver, appalling human being.
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14/02/2020 12:27:13 23 1
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@10. footie fan We often recognise our own traits in others so maybe that’s why you find Hamilton such an ‘appalling human being’, you know, like projection. Or maybe you & he used to be best mates & fell out big time. Nope, didn’t think so.
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14/02/2020 12:29:25 34 2
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Didn't even both reading the article, just came straight to the comments section to see what bile was being spouted by the Hammy Haters. Glad to see they didn't disappoint. New year, new cars, new rules, but still the same hilariously pathetic, bitter and jealous nonsense to keep us entertained. Thanks guys! ??????
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14/02/2020 11:33:07 2 34
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@number27. The-Artful-Dodga Max and charles do not need to up their game they are already there but until they can match cars LH will always come out on top. Easy to see last season when LH's car was not performing at its best he got flapped and moaned on the radio about it. Imagin LeClerc, Verstappen and Hamilton in exact the same car that would be fun.
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14/02/2020 12:34:07 3 5
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@ 35 Clive Imagin LeClerc, Verstappen and Hamilton in exact the same car that would be fun. ...Throw in some baby oil and a couple of adult toys. ??
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14/02/2020 12:39:09 15 1
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Hopes for this season. Close exciting racing LH44 World Champ Williams on the up Too much to ask?
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14/02/2020 12:39:30 26 2
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The haters have graduated from Meghan to Lewis What could be the common link I wonder? It's a poser isn't it?
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14/02/2020 11:33:07 2 34
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@number27. The-Artful-Dodga Max and charles do not need to up their game they are already there but until they can match cars LH will always come out on top. Easy to see last season when LH's car was not performing at its best he got flapped and moaned on the radio about it. Imagin LeClerc, Verstappen and Hamilton in exact the same car that would be fun.
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14/02/2020 12:40:20 0 0
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35, that would mean that the team didn't win the wdc. What would be the point of that? :)
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14/02/2020 12:43:42 10 2
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Another article about Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes? There are another 21 drivers on the grid. Not knocking Lewis, it just seems that the Beeb are desperate for him to leave Mercedes despite him and the team being happy together. A bit like their coverage of football where they're praying a manager gets sacked after a couple of defeats. Hope Lewis gets number 7 this year, mind.
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14/02/2020 12:08:44 49 0
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He drives for the best team because the cream rises to the top. The teams are always searching for and spending millions on any component, breakthrough or innovation to gain an extra couple of tenths. Hamilton gets paid the big bucks at Mercedes because he's proven to be worth those extra tenths of a second which can be the difference between them winning and losing races and championships.
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14/02/2020 12:43:52 26 0
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62. You are spot on. While it is legitimate to argue the toss about the relative merits of the top drivers, those who claim that Hamilton is an ‘average’ driver who simply got lucky are frankly delusional. The top teams crunch the numbers and pay big salaries to the best drivers. They don’t make these decisions lightly. It is crazy for a layperson to think they know better than the professionals
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14/02/2020 12:44:42 0 11
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I actually prefer the W series. They drive the cars, the only difference is experience and talent. The same cannot be said for F1, well..... apart from Ferrari. Seb has the experience, talent and the whole team behind him and he still lost to Charles ??????
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14/02/2020 12:47:44 3 5
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I would love to see him drive and win in a williams before retiring.
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14/02/2020 12:50:56 16 0
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#81 -Success doesn't come overnight. If he moved to Williams there would be two or three years of car development, building up a team, improving the car. Lewis' feedback about the car is as vital as the engineers who design and configure it. Merc have created a brilliant team that can deliver what Lewis needs to win, in the way that he needs it.
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14/02/2020 12:48:04 5 83
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He is an embarasment to this country.
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14/02/2020 12:51:46 21 0
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@82 and you're not? Lewis has achieved more in 1 year than you could dream of in a lifetime. You are an urchen and a drain to this country. Lewis is a winner
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14/02/2020 12:51:46 21 0
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@82 As is your spelling......
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14/02/2020 22:30:38 0 3
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82: you're an ambarressment to this thread. Live long and drive a deux chevaus
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14/02/2020 12:50:05 23 2
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Young Lewis lacked focus; he was a bit of a hothead, and if he'd continued in that vein, he'd probably be bored by now and have underachieved, career wise. Thankfully, he's matured into a very professional, focused and committed driver, and I have no doubt he'll be going after that record equalling seventh title with just as much fire in his belly as any previous year. Come on Lewis!
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14/02/2020 12:47:44 3 5
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I would love to see him drive and win in a williams before retiring.
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14/02/2020 12:50:56 16 0
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#81 -Success doesn't come overnight. If he moved to Williams there would be two or three years of car development, building up a team, improving the car. Lewis' feedback about the car is as vital as the engineers who design and configure it. Merc have created a brilliant team that can deliver what Lewis needs to win, in the way that he needs it.
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14/02/2020 10:48:55 22 123
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Pay your taxes.
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14/02/2020 12:51:46 23 1
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@6. EL_NANDO "pay your taxes" Same old tiresome comment from you on every F1 thread. As per norm I'll ask the same question as other contributors on here which you fail to answer every time. Exactly what taxes does LH not pay given that he resides abroad and pays taxes in every country he earns money/winnings in - including the UK?
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14/02/2020 13:00:01 18 0
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@85 I do not think tax on overseas earnings / prizes works how you report. I'd be surprised LH "pays taxes in every country he earns money/winnings in - including the UK". While I think more of high revenue UK individuals who opt by lifestyle to pay UK tax on their worldwide earnings I can't subscribe to bashing LH over it while many others are not & the only difference I perceive is skin.
82
14/02/2020 12:48:04 5 83
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He is an embarasment to this country.
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14/02/2020 12:51:46 21 0
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@82 and you're not? Lewis has achieved more in 1 year than you could dream of in a lifetime. You are an urchen and a drain to this country. Lewis is a winner
82
14/02/2020 12:48:04 5 83
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He is an embarasment to this country.
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14/02/2020 12:51:46 21 0
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@82 As is your spelling......
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14/02/2020 12:52:27 2 5
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I'd be motivated too on those wages. Give me a Reliant Robin to race in no bother
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14/02/2020 13:28:47 5 0
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88. @Yeahbaby 'I'd be motivated too on those wages. Give me a Reliant Robin to race in no bother ' _____ I'd race for Mercedes on minimum wage...! I'd race for Toto on U.C. and no tea breaks...!! Fcuk it, I'll race for Mercedes for FREE, 'for crying out loud'...!!!
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14/02/2020 12:53:07 4 50
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Schumacher raced a lot fewer races than they do now.hamilton would be no where near schumachers record .he raced between 9 and 12 races per season and hamilton 18 to 21 races per season.there fore schumacher is twice as good as as hamilton .and im not even a schumacher fan.
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14/02/2020 13:03:22 31 0
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@89 Schumacher: 306 starts, 90 wins, 29.55 win% Hamilton: 250 starts, 84 wins, 33.60 win % Also there were at least 16 races every season from the start of the 90s. Not sure how anyone could deduce Schumacher was twice as good from reading the actual numbers. In fact they probably tell a contrary story. Especially factoring Hamilton's superior qualifying and better teammates.
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14/02/2020 23:23:04 26 3
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@89. Posted byandydon "Schumacher raced a lot fewer races than they do now.hamilton would be no where near schumachers record .he raced between 9 and 12 races per season and hamilton 18 to 21 races per season.there fore schumacher is twice as good as as hamilton" What a shame there isn't such a thing as 'an internet search engine' that could disprove this comment in, say, 45 seconds
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14/02/2020 12:56:59 17 1
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I would NOT be motivated on his money. I admit that I would take the cash, sit back and enjoy the easy life - that's why he is a multi WC and I will never be. The difference between myself and some commentators on here is that I'm honest enough to admit it, and am not consumed by petty jealousy.
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14/02/2020 12:58:00 42 1
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I don't understand how the British public can't get behind such a great home grown talent such as Lewis. 6 DWCs and counting utterly amazing! He's destroyed everyone he's raced against and Nico had to retire after finally beating him cos it took so much out of him! I for one will be supporting him again this season along with the other brits on the grid. lets GO!!
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14/02/2020 12:51:46 23 1
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@6. EL_NANDO "pay your taxes" Same old tiresome comment from you on every F1 thread. As per norm I'll ask the same question as other contributors on here which you fail to answer every time. Exactly what taxes does LH not pay given that he resides abroad and pays taxes in every country he earns money/winnings in - including the UK?
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14/02/2020 13:00:01 18 0
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@85 I do not think tax on overseas earnings / prizes works how you report. I'd be surprised LH "pays taxes in every country he earns money/winnings in - including the UK". While I think more of high revenue UK individuals who opt by lifestyle to pay UK tax on their worldwide earnings I can't subscribe to bashing LH over it while many others are not & the only difference I perceive is skin.
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14/02/2020 13:01:52 6 0
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Mercedes are excellent and LH is one of the best on the grid. Will be 7 WDC and Formula E.....
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14/02/2020 12:53:07 4 50
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Schumacher raced a lot fewer races than they do now.hamilton would be no where near schumachers record .he raced between 9 and 12 races per season and hamilton 18 to 21 races per season.there fore schumacher is twice as good as as hamilton .and im not even a schumacher fan.
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14/02/2020 13:03:22 31 0
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@89 Schumacher: 306 starts, 90 wins, 29.55 win% Hamilton: 250 starts, 84 wins, 33.60 win % Also there were at least 16 races every season from the start of the 90s. Not sure how anyone could deduce Schumacher was twice as good from reading the actual numbers. In fact they probably tell a contrary story. Especially factoring Hamilton's superior qualifying and better teammates.
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14/02/2020 13:24:55 17 2
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94. Rich "Schumacher: 306 starts, 90 wins, 29.55 win% Hamilton: 250 starts, 84 wins, 33.60 win %" _ Different times: technology, rule changes etc. make direct comparisons between drivers from different eras very difficult. Both MS and LH are head and shoulders the best of their respective eras though. I wouldn't like to pick between them: both absolutely phenomenal drivers.
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14/02/2020 13:04:53 8 0
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Sorry, 91 wins for Schumacher. Doesn't alter anything though
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14/02/2020 11:03:32 46 3
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Credit to LH name me another 7 time world champion? I'm sure LH isn't worried about his many jealous followers . A true winner
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14/02/2020 13:04:53 1 1
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@18 . Posted byBluebird63on 2 hours ago "Credit to LH name me another 7 time world champion? I'm sure LH isn't worried about his many jealous followers . A true winner" Easy. Michael Schumacher. Do I win a prize?
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14/02/2020 13:04:53 1 12
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Right, I couldn't care about the colour of someones skin. In fact I hope Lewis goes on to win more Championships. I'm just not that bothered by him. probably the same as I feel about F1 right now. Plus, His temper tantrums at McLaren became tedious. Loved his first season as well.
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14/02/2020 13:05:23 9 1
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Not true. Schumacher never raced in a season with less that 16 races. By the time he first quit in 2006 it was 18 races.
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14/02/2020 13:14:10 3 19
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He/his accountants made the old greedy mistake by evading paying tax on a private jet and consequently some Britons will ignore him for the rest of his career. I am not one of them but the "noble housing estate prince" image is just ruined. An excellent racing driver but no hero material.
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14/02/2020 13:19:12 2 30
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@99 a very accurate description, i agree his reputation tarnished, add to that get out of the slum town and oh dear, the guard slips, an ok driver , just lucky with his choice of drives, , complicated life -- my bottom , hes just a racing driver, whose time will pass as it must, the down vote buttom is over there>>>>>>
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14/02/2020 13:14:10 3 19
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He/his accountants made the old greedy mistake by evading paying tax on a private jet and consequently some Britons will ignore him for the rest of his career. I am not one of them but the "noble housing estate prince" image is just ruined. An excellent racing driver but no hero material.
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14/02/2020 13:19:12 2 30
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@99 a very accurate description, i agree his reputation tarnished, add to that get out of the slum town and oh dear, the guard slips, an ok driver , just lucky with his choice of drives, , complicated life -- my bottom , hes just a racing driver, whose time will pass as it must, the down vote buttom is over there>>>>>>
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14/02/2020 15:10:42 14 0
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@100 and still you only call out LH and never mention Button or any of the other Drivers that have done the same. Along with film stars and singers Yet you only pick on Hamilton Also Hamiltons probably paid more tax than all of us put together already anyway