Schumacher to join Haas for 2021
02/12/2020 | sport | f1 | 605
Mick Schumacher, the son of seven-time world champion Michael, will step up from Formula 2 to drive for Haas next season.
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lhr
02/12/2020 08:45:28 9 9
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Come on Schumi!!!
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02/12/2020 08:45:36 3 2
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Nice
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02/12/2020 08:45:42 39 4
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Great news. Well done Mick. I hope your father is able to enjoy watching your races.
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02/12/2020 08:45:51 6 30
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Rich boy , period.
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02/12/2020 08:50:15 25 8
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Having any family member seriously ill for many years, but especially the age Mick was at the time the accident occurred, does not make him 'rich' in my book. No amount of money can compensate for that.
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02/12/2020 08:46:48 11 8
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good luck young mick .. nice to see the schumacher name back in formula 1
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02/12/2020 08:47:18 8 5
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The pattern with Mick in any category has been to race for a season, absorb as much info as possible, put that info to use the next season. Lets hope people give him the chance to do this in F1, even with the inevitable pressure his name.

I hope he does well
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02/12/2020 08:48:17 7 14
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I hope he is promoted on merit and not his fathers name (or the money in sponsorship and exposure he brings). I have followed his career so far, the right teams, cars and resources have helped smoke screen a driver who is merely 'reasonably good'
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02/12/2020 09:07:23 19 4
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Let's see - the man most likely to be F2 world driver's champion this weekend is "merely 'reasonably good' ". What a pathetic, mean-spirited little dig at a superb young driver because you don't like his dad. Time to grow up.
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02/12/2020 09:23:04 1 3
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Have you ever seen an F2 race? Ps I know the answer.
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02/12/2020 08:45:51 6 30
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Rich boy , period.
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02/12/2020 08:50:15 25 8
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Having any family member seriously ill for many years, but especially the age Mick was at the time the accident occurred, does not make him 'rich' in my book. No amount of money can compensate for that.
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02/12/2020 08:58:39 4 5
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His family circumstances may be sad, but that doesn't stop him from being rich and connected... with opportunities that most others don't get.
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02/12/2020 08:50:24 144 47
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With the likes of Nikita Mazepin, Lance Stroll and now Mick Schumacher there seems more opportunities in F1 for those with money and celebrity rather than raw talent.

Good luck to them, but it is a shame there isn't more scope for future kids from Stevenage to get to the pinnacle of the sport.
Do me a favour
Hamilton's dad is an accountant and his mum was an oil executive

LH is hardly from the Ghetto
Jenson would be a more realistic example
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02/12/2020 08:59:53 33 3
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Motor racing from its inception was the preserve of the rich and famous-remember the 'gentlemen racers?' This in nothing new....I am not suggesting in todays world that it is 'right' but I am amazed at the surprise of some that then don't understand it's a rich mans (or womans) sport. Don't forget Hamilton had the best of everything thrown at him from the young age of 13 when he signed for McLaren
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02/12/2020 09:04:07 29 6
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Idiotic comment. Schumacher is on course to win the F2 championship this weekend. Lance Stroll has proven himself by being F3 European Champion, 2015 Toyota champion, and 2014 Italian F4 champion. Mazepin is a talented, fast driver, with a couple of wins in F2 this year. The fact that they bring money *as well as* raw talent shouldn't diminish the work they've put in to get an F1 seat.
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02/12/2020 09:08:38 10 24
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The media and commentators are too scared to say anything that might upset the establishment so they will go along with and even promote the current pay-driver takeover of F1.

They instead prefer to stick to safe subjects like attacking natural born British talent that is not white and doesn't come from money.
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02/12/2020 10:08:21 7 1
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Pay drivers have existed in F1 for decades, this is nothing new.
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02/12/2020 10:40:45 4 1
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it has always been thus. The sport is so expensive that teams need 'rent a seat' drivers who have more money than talent. I have been watching F1 for thirty years and there has been at least one every year
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02/12/2020 11:52:01 2 1
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Bear in mind Lewis's family got him to the point where McLaren then financed his career.

Not sure Stevenage's attitude to him is the same since the "escaping the ghetto's of Stevenage" comment!
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02/12/2020 12:00:22 5 1
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to be fair Stevenage is pretty horrible... kids drive fast to get out
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02/12/2020 12:38:14 1 1
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""a shame there isn't more scope for future kids from Stevenage to get to the pinnacle of the sport.""

Lewis ain't got any kids yet (as far as i know)
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02/12/2020 15:55:13 1 0
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Well, they wouldn't be bringing the big money sponsors if they weren't any good. Would you sponsor a dud?
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02/12/2020 08:54:13 18 3
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Good luck to the man - I hope he succeeds and we don't get too many comparisons to his father.
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02/12/2020 08:50:24 144 47
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With the likes of Nikita Mazepin, Lance Stroll and now Mick Schumacher there seems more opportunities in F1 for those with money and celebrity rather than raw talent.

Good luck to them, but it is a shame there isn't more scope for future kids from Stevenage to get to the pinnacle of the sport.
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Do me a favour
Hamilton's dad is an accountant and his mum was an oil executive

LH is hardly from the Ghetto
Jenson would be a more realistic example
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02/12/2020 09:01:56 17 6
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His mum was an oil executive! how rich is that family then.......and with his dad being an accountant just think of the opportunities to be creative with your tax.

Tax never is a level playing field though
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02/12/2020 09:04:51 49 1
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Mansell would be a far more realistic example...worked in a lucas factory and had to re-mortgage his home for the Unipart drive. That's just one example
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02/12/2020 09:05:09 14 6
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That’s news to me,have read he lived on a council estate.
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02/12/2020 09:45:33 7 3
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Have you ever been to Stevenage?
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KR
02/12/2020 10:07:49 1 3
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The new breed of F1 drivers are spoilt brats. Makes the sport a bit of a turn off.
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02/12/2020 10:12:36 9 1
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The “accountant” and “oil executive” is a lie.
Lewis did start out in a rough estate (sorry Peartree residents) but the family did work their way up through a number of progressively nicer homes, though graft. Ended up in leafy millionaires area, Tewin Wood before Lewis got an F1 drive.
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02/12/2020 12:00:24 0 0
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Well said Richie. Some most welcome and much needed balance and a truer perspective right there.
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02/12/2020 08:56:19 19 6
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One especially proud dad today!
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02/12/2020 09:44:09 12 42
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Hard to be proud when you're in a coma
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02/12/2020 08:56:48 176 11
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Good luck to Schumi - but the most important news is Russell driving the Mercedes, spine -tingling - can't wait!
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02/12/2020 09:11:02 85 156
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Schumi never needed luck, he just needed the name and deep pockets supporting him. Nothing against him but he's not there on talent and even his F2 exploits have not been that impressive to watch so far.
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02/12/2020 09:17:54 12 36
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Do you think Wolff will give Goerge full Power Mode in the Merc ?

I doubt it... I reckon it will be limited so George does not outshine Bottas
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02/12/2020 18:58:03 2 0
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Yes, and not a HYS on a British driver stepping up to the plate. Typical BBC...
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02/12/2020 08:58:30 8 16
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Schumacher would have won even more if it weren't for the constant rule changes to stop him and Ferrari from winning
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02/12/2020 09:35:31 9 2
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What do you think about the constant rule changes to stop Mercedes winning? Oh wait, they haven’t stopped Mercedes winning because they have a top combination of drivers, engineers and tacticians.
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02/12/2020 09:46:34 4 2
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He also would have won less without ramming Damon Hill out of a championship deciding race, and he'd likely have won fewer races if his team mate had ever been allowed to race him.
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02/12/2020 08:50:15 25 8
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Having any family member seriously ill for many years, but especially the age Mick was at the time the accident occurred, does not make him 'rich' in my book. No amount of money can compensate for that.
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02/12/2020 08:58:39 4 5
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His family circumstances may be sad, but that doesn't stop him from being rich and connected... with opportunities that most others don't get.
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02/12/2020 09:04:33 3 3
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So what we all do the same if we had the opportunity

Also he needs talent as well which he has as he is winning the F2 championship
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02/12/2020 14:19:08 1 0
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Depends how you define rich. For me it is living a healthy active life surrounded by family and friends that genuinely care for you. Money is disposable.
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02/12/2020 08:58:48 7 22
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Disgraceful appointment. Nepotism at the highest level. Bring back Bernie Ecclestone.
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Jam
02/12/2020 08:59:07 7 25
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Can't wait for him to finally settle the "who's better, Schumacher or Hamilton" debate and destroy Lewis.
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02/12/2020 12:32:01 0 0
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hahahahahahahahahaha, please I can't stop laughing at that one its hurting my sides, but wait maybe he'll just do what his dad used to do and drive into Lewis!!!
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02/12/2020 08:50:24 144 47
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With the likes of Nikita Mazepin, Lance Stroll and now Mick Schumacher there seems more opportunities in F1 for those with money and celebrity rather than raw talent.

Good luck to them, but it is a shame there isn't more scope for future kids from Stevenage to get to the pinnacle of the sport.
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02/12/2020 08:59:53 33 3
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Motor racing from its inception was the preserve of the rich and famous-remember the 'gentlemen racers?' This in nothing new....I am not suggesting in todays world that it is 'right' but I am amazed at the surprise of some that then don't understand it's a rich mans (or womans) sport. Don't forget Hamilton had the best of everything thrown at him from the young age of 13 when he signed for McLaren
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02/12/2020 12:03:38 0 0
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That's about two decades of Mercedes BIG MONEY right there. HAM has stated he has been paid by the three-pointed-start outfit since day one, not by McLaren Mercedes.
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02/12/2020 09:00:13 3 17
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elitist sport only proven by this signing
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02/12/2020 09:02:54 10 1
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All sport is elitist, you try to be the best - I think you mean privileged
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02/12/2020 09:01:35 106 22
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Why does the BBC never mention the extraordinary performances of Lando Norris ? It’s almost as if they don’t regard him as a British driver. He is currently 7th in the standings whereas Russell is 21st. Neither in Great cars.
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02/12/2020 09:46:01 50 5
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Had a great drive on Sunday as well yet got largely ignored by commentary during the race
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02/12/2020 10:16:11 14 1
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The McLaren is consistently far better than the Williams and probably only an engine away from competing with RB for 2nd.
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02/12/2020 11:41:26 2 13
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You may have something there 8ate8

ABBC ... Anti-British Broadcasting many accuse this organ of being so guilty. I can understand that viewpoint with the way the broadcasting organ has evolved in recent years.

Some say HARMFUL to the Nation as a whole.

Taking bets on how long this post remains in place. Make that "no offers".
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02/12/2020 11:52:49 8 1
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If you look Mclaren are currently 3rd in the constructors championship.

So you could argue 7th is under performing.

Whilst Russell is clearly in the worst car on the grid and managing to get it into Q2.

Hopefully both potentially future GP winners, but it is difficult to look past Max as the next dominant world champion.
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02/12/2020 13:20:10 4 5
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sainz is comfortably beating him most weekends and sainz was just about matching hulkenburg at renault so lando is just ok. russell is much quicker tbh
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02/12/2020 13:29:37 4 0
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Quite true Lando is a fantastic driver always in the top 10 every race of 2020 think 2021 just maybe on a podium good luck to shu
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02/12/2020 16:00:30 0 3
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Ok, so what type of newsworthy article did you want the BBC to write about Lando? Did he do anyhting special?
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pez
02/12/2020 16:00:46 2 1
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Why do you think Norris has displayed 'extraordinary performances'? The 1st thing you need to do is beat your team mate. I did think Norris was the real deal but Sainz outperformed him last year and is on a par with him this year. Sainz has been around a while and has never looked like a likely champion.
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02/12/2020 09:01:40 5 26
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Unbelievable bias and nonsense from comments here as usual. Russell will show how easy Lulu Shamilton has had it since 2017, and hopefully Mick will prove the haters wrong next season and earn a drive with a bigger team. He is where he has got to on talent alone and wouldn't be top of F2 with such a talented crop of youngsters an amount that's been unseen for many years if he wasn't good.
Why the childish names are you not capable of being an adult Removed
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02/12/2020 09:27:51 1 3
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Laughable ill informed comment
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02/12/2020 15:30:35 0 0
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The guy hasn’t got in a F1 car yet don’t write him off yet
Do me a favour
Hamilton's dad is an accountant and his mum was an oil executive

LH is hardly from the Ghetto
Jenson would be a more realistic example
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02/12/2020 09:01:56 17 6
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His mum was an oil executive! how rich is that family then.......and with his dad being an accountant just think of the opportunities to be creative with your tax.

Tax never is a level playing field though
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02/12/2020 09:36:38 23 8
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Be careful what you believe coming from the LH hater brigade.

Check it out. LH's birth mother was a secretary and his dad worked in IT.

Middle class, but not exactly a billionaire who buys his son an F1 team, nor someone with pre-existing contacts in F1
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me
02/12/2020 09:02:11 36 3
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Good luck to the kid, I fear he’s going to have every move he makes both on and off the track analysed by the media and all the keyboard warriors because of his surname. Hopefully he has the fortitude to cope with it.
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02/12/2020 09:00:13 3 17
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elitist sport only proven by this signing
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02/12/2020 09:02:54 10 1
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All sport is elitist, you try to be the best - I think you mean privileged
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02/12/2020 09:03:02 6 7
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Not sure what Callum Ilott has to do this weekend - far better in F2 than MS and NM all season, poles & victories. If he wins this weekend he is out of a drive for next season, lose and he can keep his F2 seat. Ridiculous.
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02/12/2020 09:16:25 1 4
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I think the points standing and the fact that Mick has won the F2 championship with races to spare contradicts your argument.
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02/12/2020 12:49:26 0 0
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er, change his name and bring loads of money. Simples!!!
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02/12/2020 08:50:24 144 47
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With the likes of Nikita Mazepin, Lance Stroll and now Mick Schumacher there seems more opportunities in F1 for those with money and celebrity rather than raw talent.

Good luck to them, but it is a shame there isn't more scope for future kids from Stevenage to get to the pinnacle of the sport.
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02/12/2020 09:04:07 29 6
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Idiotic comment. Schumacher is on course to win the F2 championship this weekend. Lance Stroll has proven himself by being F3 European Champion, 2015 Toyota champion, and 2014 Italian F4 champion. Mazepin is a talented, fast driver, with a couple of wins in F2 this year. The fact that they bring money *as well as* raw talent shouldn't diminish the work they've put in to get an F1 seat.
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02/12/2020 08:58:39 4 5
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His family circumstances may be sad, but that doesn't stop him from being rich and connected... with opportunities that most others don't get.
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02/12/2020 09:04:33 3 3
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So what we all do the same if we had the opportunity

Also he needs talent as well which he has as he is winning the F2 championship
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02/12/2020 09:04:40 0 18
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This is all very nice but the fans don't really give a hoot about it. There are much more topical things going on in F1 so opening comments on only this is confirmation of the usual farce trying to control the free speech of the fans.
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02/12/2020 09:08:31 3 1
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Aw bless.
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02/12/2020 09:17:20 4 1
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Having seen your other comments, you appear to only come onto HYS to spout conspiracies about how the world is against Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff, despite them being in the most comfortable positions in F1.

So you're about as representative of the fans as Max Moseley.
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02/12/2020 09:25:12 2 1
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Why don't you do something nice today. Maybe a good deed for someone else that will make you feel better.
Do me a favour
Hamilton's dad is an accountant and his mum was an oil executive

LH is hardly from the Ghetto
Jenson would be a more realistic example
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02/12/2020 09:04:51 49 1
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Mansell would be a far more realistic example...worked in a lucas factory and had to re-mortgage his home for the Unipart drive. That's just one example
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02/12/2020 12:10:51 1 0
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Have an up-vote.

MANSELL. A true Back-yard self-financed champion and the only driver ever shown any respect on the track by the "hero" of HAM wearing the yellow helmet.

Part of the HAM's maturation process started the day he discarded his yellow helmet

Be good to see young Schumacher on the tracks next season. Fresh faces much needed in place of the same old same old aged. GOOD LUCK Mike Jnr
Do me a favour
Hamilton's dad is an accountant and his mum was an oil executive

LH is hardly from the Ghetto
Jenson would be a more realistic example
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02/12/2020 09:05:09 14 6
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That’s news to me,have read he lived on a council estate.
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02/12/2020 10:45:44 6 3
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My mate lives in a two bed mid-terrace on a 1930's council estate, with his 80+ mum - and earns about £175k every year as the senior offshore geologist for probably the worlds biggest oil exploration company. Lewis hasn't come from 'wealth' - just the typical background of many karters and got picked up by being successful.
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Bob
02/12/2020 09:05:12 10 13
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Come on Mick. Time for Lewis to go.
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02/12/2020 09:10:37 2 2
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Lets see what happens this weekend - George Russell and the Merc
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02/12/2020 09:14:04 0 2
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Why?
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02/12/2020 09:05:19 57 9
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Mick Schumacher leads F2. He is there by merit.
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02/12/2020 09:17:25 15 85
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It's all down to the car, my gran could win the title driving that car.
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02/12/2020 09:20:46 5 12
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The car was built around him.

I'm hoping you can all see my sarcasm. Mick seems like a nice kid and I hope he does well (without the cheating of course)
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02/12/2020 09:25:46 20 4
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F2 is a stock series, everyone has the same chassis. Driver talent is the only factor. They don't benefit from the same 1 second a lap or larger huge car advantage Hamilton has had since 2014 nor do the teams get to provide inferior/delay unupgraded machinery to their other drivers.
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02/12/2020 10:25:18 1 7
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Not a single pole position...
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03/12/2020 09:54:36 0 0
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Excuse me while I just t***w up!
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02/12/2020 09:07:12 129 5
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Is he as good as dad Michael or uncle Ralph?

As for Russell, All the pressure is on Bottas this weekend. If he gets beaten by Russell then his days are numbered.
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02/12/2020 09:11:01 5 30
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Really? Bottas is managed by Woolf who is employed by Mercedes and Russell is contracted to Mercedes. Who in Mercedes is going to appear the most inept if that scenario was 'allowed' to occur?
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02/12/2020 09:14:33 7 22
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All the pressure is on Hamilton this weekend. Most of the drivers could win behind the wheel of the fantastic Merc. George will prove it.
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JW
02/12/2020 13:55:15 2 0
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I'd put good money on him being better than Ralf
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02/12/2020 09:01:40 5 26
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Unbelievable bias and nonsense from comments here as usual. Russell will show how easy Lulu Shamilton has had it since 2017, and hopefully Mick will prove the haters wrong next season and earn a drive with a bigger team. He is where he has got to on talent alone and wouldn't be top of F2 with such a talented crop of youngsters an amount that's been unseen for many years if he wasn't good.
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02/12/2020 08:48:17 7 14
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I hope he is promoted on merit and not his fathers name (or the money in sponsorship and exposure he brings). I have followed his career so far, the right teams, cars and resources have helped smoke screen a driver who is merely 'reasonably good'
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02/12/2020 09:07:23 19 4
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Let's see - the man most likely to be F2 world driver's champion this weekend is "merely 'reasonably good' ". What a pathetic, mean-spirited little dig at a superb young driver because you don't like his dad. Time to grow up.
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02/12/2020 09:04:40 0 18
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This is all very nice but the fans don't really give a hoot about it. There are much more topical things going on in F1 so opening comments on only this is confirmation of the usual farce trying to control the free speech of the fans.
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02/12/2020 09:08:31 3 1
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Aw bless.
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02/12/2020 08:50:24 144 47
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With the likes of Nikita Mazepin, Lance Stroll and now Mick Schumacher there seems more opportunities in F1 for those with money and celebrity rather than raw talent.

Good luck to them, but it is a shame there isn't more scope for future kids from Stevenage to get to the pinnacle of the sport.
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02/12/2020 09:08:38 10 24
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The media and commentators are too scared to say anything that might upset the establishment so they will go along with and even promote the current pay-driver takeover of F1.

They instead prefer to stick to safe subjects like attacking natural born British talent that is not white and doesn't come from money.
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02/12/2020 09:14:00 28 7
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Oh do get off your soapbox. Nothing in this article is about Lewis, yet still you drag him and his race into it - pathetic. Lewis was given every opportunity in F1 by McLaren, no bars to him entering the sport due to colour or finance.
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02/12/2020 09:09:02 23 4
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Good luck to Mick. He's shown he has the talent and that's why he's leading F2. Some great drives throughout after taking last season to learn as much as possible and bed-in. Intelligent driver and fast, he's in F1 by merit.

Would have been better to have a senior driver alongside him but he has mentors in and out of the sport to help. Great to have the Schumacher name back, too.
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02/12/2020 09:09:44 112 9
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Yet proven driver Perez still hasn't got a seat next year...
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02/12/2020 10:19:27 21 77
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Proven for what? Perez is getting severely overrated lately. He's a good driver but never shown he is anywhere near a great one.
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02/12/2020 10:42:45 10 1
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He’s a Jenson Button - good on tyres and stays out of trouble
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02/12/2020 09:09:49 7 4
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Good Luck Mick for 2021. Stay safe in that Haas car
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Bob
02/12/2020 09:05:12 10 13
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Come on Mick. Time for Lewis to go.
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02/12/2020 09:10:37 2 2
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Lets see what happens this weekend - George Russell and the Merc
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02/12/2020 11:35:23 0 0
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The sudden unfortunate absence of the HAM has created enormous much needed fresh interest across the whole F1 scene.

Definitely will not be the same old, same old come this next weekend or two.

... and I mean that most sincerely folks....??
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02/12/2020 09:07:12 129 5
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Is he as good as dad Michael or uncle Ralph?

As for Russell, All the pressure is on Bottas this weekend. If he gets beaten by Russell then his days are numbered.
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02/12/2020 09:11:01 5 30
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Really? Bottas is managed by Woolf who is employed by Mercedes and Russell is contracted to Mercedes. Who in Mercedes is going to appear the most inept if that scenario was 'allowed' to occur?
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02/12/2020 10:08:26 3 2
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True Bottas has gone off the boil recently. But I think he's proved himself a great #2 to Hamilton. Peres is very, very good, but I think there's not much to choose between Bot, Per and Rus. So stick with the devil you know?

The problems for Mercedes start with the 2022 regulation changes & Hamilton hanging up his helmet after winning his 8th driver championship next year.
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02/12/2020 13:10:31 4 0
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Bottas hasn't been managed by Wolff for a few years, in fact he has never been managed by Wolff while driving for Mercedes, Toto relinquished his interest in Bottas when he signed for Mercedes to avoid any conflict of interest
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02/12/2020 13:21:33 4 0
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Bottas isn't managed to Toto Wolff, that arrangement finished when he signed for Mercedes to prevent a conflict of interests
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02/12/2020 08:56:48 176 11
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Good luck to Schumi - but the most important news is Russell driving the Mercedes, spine -tingling - can't wait!
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02/12/2020 09:11:02 85 156
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Schumi never needed luck, he just needed the name and deep pockets supporting him. Nothing against him but he's not there on talent and even his F2 exploits have not been that impressive to watch so far.
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02/12/2020 09:17:34 53 15
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Schumi, the F2 championship leader, you mean? No, not impressive at all. Blinkered and ridiculous, idiotic comments and angst when there's no opportunity to get a dig in about how racist we all are. Who hurt you?
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02/12/2020 10:35:56 17 3
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It's a one make series that he's leading. Yes I know there's variation in teams, and he's not looking like a verstappen/leclerc, but the's not just there on his name and money.
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02/12/2020 11:03:19 27 0
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In his early karting days he didn't use the Schumacher name so that he would be judged on merit. If it wasn't for his fire extinguisher going off earlier in the season he could be 24 points clear at the top of the F2 standings. If the leader of the F2 field isn't talented what does that say about the rest of the drivers.

I do feel for Ilott though and hopefully we will see him in F1 in 2022.
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02/12/2020 11:41:48 5 16
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Don’t follow this sport. Do watch horse racing. Brilliant Derby winner Galileo’s son Frankel was unbeaten in 19 races and rated the greatest horse of all time. I think you can see where I’m going with this. F2 champion already? I’d say it’s only fair to give the lad a chance at least and not be so angry that you only got to run over hurdles at Uttoxeter.
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02/12/2020 11:57:08 7 0
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Nothing against him...

More miserable input from the poisonous mindset of IANLL.

Must try harder to paint it blacker IANLL.
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02/12/2020 15:21:03 1 1
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The days of 2nd generation, even 1st generation F1 drivers getting into F1 purely on driving talent went decades ago.
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02/12/2020 16:54:18 2 0
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But he's leading the championship, so presumably better than all the others
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02/12/2020 17:06:51 1 0
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He might not be there on talent ALONE but his record in F2 and elsewhere suggests talent has certainly played a key part in getting him this drive.
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02/12/2020 17:44:49 1 0
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Hope he doesnt have his fathers tendency to cheat .a good driver but a tarnished reputation.
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02/12/2020 17:56:26 1 0
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Let's hope he doesn't cheat like his father, who I hasten to add has my sympathy
555
03/12/2020 12:11:02 0 0
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There can be no doubt that Mick Schumacher like Verstappen, Rosberg and many other "sons of" have got into F1 on the coat tails of their father. "Talent" is honed by lots of money spent on them at a young age enabling to learn how to race. Not natural talents. Hope this Schumacher has learnt not to cheat.
586
03/12/2020 15:33:02 0 0
bbc
Mepotidad paying sponsor billionaires does somewhat besmirch the reputation that Formula1 consists the world's twenty best race drivers
599
03/12/2020 22:08:27 0 0
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You are just silly now.
44
02/12/2020 09:11:08 9 14
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Wonder if he'll cheat too?
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02/12/2020 09:28:35 2 12
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I note the racists didn't appreciate your post. Thy don't like the truth and facts
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02/12/2020 09:08:38 10 24
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The media and commentators are too scared to say anything that might upset the establishment so they will go along with and even promote the current pay-driver takeover of F1.

They instead prefer to stick to safe subjects like attacking natural born British talent that is not white and doesn't come from money.
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02/12/2020 09:14:00 28 7
bbc
Oh do get off your soapbox. Nothing in this article is about Lewis, yet still you drag him and his race into it - pathetic. Lewis was given every opportunity in F1 by McLaren, no bars to him entering the sport due to colour or finance.
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02/12/2020 09:25:19 9 28
bbc
Go and use your multiple accounts to add fake votes to somebody who cares, you're always the first on here trying to change the comments into some Hamilton bashing fest so I'll take no hypocritical lessons from you on Hamilton or the usual denials of the existence of racism.
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Bob
02/12/2020 09:05:12 10 13
bbc
Come on Mick. Time for Lewis to go.
46
02/12/2020 09:14:04 0 2
bbc
Why?
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02/12/2020 09:14:12 62 8
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Best of luck to Mick Schumacher - will be a fair bit of pressure on him I suspect, but i'm sure Michael is just proud that his son has made it to F1, very much on merit, in the first place.

Speaking of pressure, will be fun to see what Bottas can do this weekend - he's been an absolute shambles in the fastest F1 car in history; if Russell beats him (and I think he will), his reputation is toast.
Sadly, Michael won't even know he has kids never mind be proud. Removed
538
03/12/2020 09:52:29 1 0
bbc
My money is going on George, with a decent car under his a*** I want to watch him fly.
33
02/12/2020 09:07:12 129 5
bbc
Is he as good as dad Michael or uncle Ralph?

As for Russell, All the pressure is on Bottas this weekend. If he gets beaten by Russell then his days are numbered.
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02/12/2020 09:14:33 7 22
bbc
All the pressure is on Hamilton this weekend. Most of the drivers could win behind the wheel of the fantastic Merc. George will prove it.
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02/12/2020 10:11:19 10 1
bbc
Russell is clearly a very competent driver but he's used to the Williams & learning the performance characteristic of the Merc will take at least some time. If he can get within 0.5 sec of Bottas in quali that would be a great result. If he doesn't make Q3 then that will be a big setback.
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02/12/2020 10:16:16 27 6
bbc
George is a fine driver, but that's a little unrealistic. I'm genuinely surprised how many F1 fans don't/can't admit just how good Hamilton is. He's proved it time and time again.
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02/12/2020 11:24:56 4 0
bbc
Except Bottas, he's not been too good at winning behind the wheel of the fantastic Merc.
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03/12/2020 00:06:31 0 0
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Get ready to eat your hat
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02/12/2020 09:15:10 3 19
bbc
This is quite funny watching the closet racists already betting the house on their next "great white hope" and if George doesn't do well the excuses will come thick and fast and suddenly it won't be all about the car anymore.
60
02/12/2020 09:18:03 14 4
bbc
That's quite a 'racist' post you did there!
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02/12/2020 10:56:43 0 0
bbc
Poisonous poster alert again runs to form. Give it a rest.

Your less than covert "closet racist" comments clearly indicate what kind of type you are.
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02/12/2020 09:15:22 38 3
bbc
Let's hope he is more Nico Rosberg than Bruno Senna
What, you mean a cheating coward who ran away from the sport because he knew he could not rely on his cheating and Lewis' car failures to retain a title he did not deserve to win? Removed
407
02/12/2020 16:04:24 1 2
bbc
Both were rubbish.
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RB
02/12/2020 09:15:24 41 1
bbc
Good to see the lad from Wisbech get a go in the Merc
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02/12/2020 14:23:09 6 0
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Should be a great race at the weekend all the best to Russell all pressure on Bottas To drive the perfect race in fastest car/ another point hopefully we don’t witness a Romain Grosjean incident thank goodness for the HALO ?? definitely saved his life
52
02/12/2020 09:15:55 5 10
bbc
Has Lewis really got COVID?

Seems a bit tooooo convenient to me
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02/12/2020 09:25:53 0 5
bbc
Really?
78
02/12/2020 09:27:26 1 2
bbc
why?
88
02/12/2020 09:35:13 1 1
bbc
In what way? Just to stop himself getting to 100 wins by the end of this season?
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02/12/2020 09:44:40 1 1
bbc
Explain logic? Makes no sense to me??
168
02/12/2020 10:53:33 0 0
bbc
If that as you clearly suspect is true, then imagine what would happen if that FAKE NEWS excrement hit the MSM Fan.
25
02/12/2020 09:03:02 6 7
bbc
Not sure what Callum Ilott has to do this weekend - far better in F2 than MS and NM all season, poles & victories. If he wins this weekend he is out of a drive for next season, lose and he can keep his F2 seat. Ridiculous.
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AAA
02/12/2020 09:16:25 1 4
bbc
I think the points standing and the fact that Mick has won the F2 championship with races to spare contradicts your argument.
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02/12/2020 09:30:23 1 1
bbc
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Mick hasn't won the F2 championship and Ilott can still beat him.
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02/12/2020 09:40:39 1 1
bbc
He has not yet won F2, let alone "with races to spare" - 2 races to go and 48 points available
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02/12/2020 10:30:04 0 2
bbc
I don't doubt Mick will win the title, but he's been nowhere near the level of recent champions Leclerc, Russell or De Vries. Poor quality year overall in F2 after most of the talent left for F1/FE.
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02/12/2020 09:17:02 8 8
bbc
These two 'rookie' signings...one with shed loads of money and the other with shed loads of promotional opportunities just proves to me at least, that Haas are financially struggling. none of these appointments indicate they at least currently don't want to progress up the field and would rather have money some other way
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02/12/2020 09:19:06 3 4
bbc
Sadly money does talk as many teams need help in such tough times.
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02/12/2020 09:37:46 2 4
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I dont think Gene is short of a bob or two, its maybe he's had enough of being the principle sponsor. Haas drivers have always paid for their seats though. Thats probably why Grosjean lasted so long. His backers are Microsoft
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02/12/2020 09:41:29 3 1
bbc
It's not as if they're replacing good drivers with Schumacher and Mazepin though.
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02/12/2020 09:04:40 0 18
bbc
This is all very nice but the fans don't really give a hoot about it. There are much more topical things going on in F1 so opening comments on only this is confirmation of the usual farce trying to control the free speech of the fans.
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02/12/2020 09:17:20 4 1
bbc
Having seen your other comments, you appear to only come onto HYS to spout conspiracies about how the world is against Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff, despite them being in the most comfortable positions in F1.

So you're about as representative of the fans as Max Moseley.
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02/12/2020 09:05:19 57 9
bbc
Mick Schumacher leads F2. He is there by merit.
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02/12/2020 09:17:25 15 85
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It's all down to the car, my gran could win the title driving that car.
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02/12/2020 09:24:58 6 6
bbc
Do you mean Lewis and the Merc?
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02/12/2020 09:25:32 12 2
bbc
Ridiculous comment
132
02/12/2020 10:20:07 12 3
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Clearly a troll who has no idea about motorsport
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02/12/2020 11:18:50 14 0
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It is ALWAYS down to the car. No WDC has ever done it without the car!

Your Gran obviously is very talented.
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3LW
02/12/2020 23:06:17 0 1
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Nice one - everine knows this except the riduculous F1 fans who can't bring themselves to see what everyone else can - If George so much as podiums on Sunday then this debate is over - its not about the driver!!
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03/12/2020 08:21:45 0 0
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So Russell in #44's car is a shoe in for the pole position & race win this weekend?
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02/12/2020 09:11:02 85 156
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Schumi never needed luck, he just needed the name and deep pockets supporting him. Nothing against him but he's not there on talent and even his F2 exploits have not been that impressive to watch so far.
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02/12/2020 09:17:34 53 15
bbc
Schumi, the F2 championship leader, you mean? No, not impressive at all. Blinkered and ridiculous, idiotic comments and angst when there's no opportunity to get a dig in about how racist we all are. Who hurt you?
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02/12/2020 09:17:48 24 4
bbc
If he is half as good as his dad then Mick will have a fine career!
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03/12/2020 09:58:06 4 2
bbc
Surprising how cheats prosper as Shuvver Schu well knows
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02/12/2020 08:56:48 176 11
bbc
Good luck to Schumi - but the most important news is Russell driving the Mercedes, spine -tingling - can't wait!
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02/12/2020 09:17:54 12 36
bbc
Do you think Wolff will give Goerge full Power Mode in the Merc ?

I doubt it... I reckon it will be limited so George does not outshine Bottas
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02/12/2020 09:33:49 19 22
bbc
Russel hasn't even sat in the car yet and already the excuses are coming in for him not doing well.

These next few days are going to be a masterclass in hypocrisy from the Hamilton haters.
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02/12/2020 11:22:41 12 0
bbc
Doubt that very much. Merc will want to see if Russell can cut it against Bottas and if he can, it wouldn't surprise me if he is dropped next year.
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03/12/2020 13:19:12 0 1
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You could or could not be right. Do you think Wolff always gave the #2 Merc full power and
best bits when needed ...

When asked why so many problems with the #2 car and none for the #1 car

Exit Wolff with the reply..

"We need to look into it."

There again, some say the cars are the same so the failing is all down to the Finn. I will never subscribe to that scenario. Same LECVET
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02/12/2020 09:15:10 3 19
bbc
This is quite funny watching the closet racists already betting the house on their next "great white hope" and if George doesn't do well the excuses will come thick and fast and suddenly it won't be all about the car anymore.
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02/12/2020 09:18:03 14 4
bbc
That's quite a 'racist' post you did there!
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02/12/2020 09:22:59 3 1
bbc
Don't feed the troll. He's a tinfoil hat wearer who thinks the world is against Mercedes... ??
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02/12/2020 09:27:04 2 6
bbc
Not at all, it was simply the truth as you would know if you have been following F!.
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02/12/2020 09:17:02 8 8
bbc
These two 'rookie' signings...one with shed loads of money and the other with shed loads of promotional opportunities just proves to me at least, that Haas are financially struggling. none of these appointments indicate they at least currently don't want to progress up the field and would rather have money some other way
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02/12/2020 09:19:06 3 4
bbc
Sadly money does talk as many teams need help in such tough times.
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02/12/2020 09:20:39 2 3
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Good luck to Mick,hope he becomes a Ferrari F1 driver one day.Maybe starting with a lesser team,will start him on a decent career,like his dad at Benetton.
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02/12/2020 09:05:19 57 9
bbc
Mick Schumacher leads F2. He is there by merit.
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02/12/2020 09:20:46 5 12
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The car was built around him.

I'm hoping you can all see my sarcasm. Mick seems like a nice kid and I hope he does well (without the cheating of course)
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02/12/2020 09:21:56 5 7
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All the pressure is on Hamilton this weekend. Most of the drivers could win behind the wheel of the fantastic Merc. George will prove it.
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02/12/2020 09:28:38 17 2
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Except that Bottas hasn't been winning, and is barely ahead of Max. This has been done to death. It is not "just the car", and if you genuinely believe that you're probably on the wrong web page.
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02/12/2020 09:30:27 6 3
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You haven’t a clue if you think it’s just the car that produces world champions. You also haven’t haven’t been following F1 over the last 4-5 seasons to see the performances he’s been putting in. If it was all the car Bottas would be fighting Hamilton for the WC every year, he’s not.
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02/12/2020 09:18:03 14 4
bbc
That's quite a 'racist' post you did there!
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02/12/2020 09:22:59 3 1
bbc
Don't feed the troll. He's a tinfoil hat wearer who thinks the world is against Mercedes... ??
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02/12/2020 08:48:17 7 14
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I hope he is promoted on merit and not his fathers name (or the money in sponsorship and exposure he brings). I have followed his career so far, the right teams, cars and resources have helped smoke screen a driver who is merely 'reasonably good'
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02/12/2020 09:23:04 1 3
bbc
Have you ever seen an F2 race? Ps I know the answer.
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02/12/2020 09:23:04 79 8
bbc
Haas aren't serious - they are just taking the Mick
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02/12/2020 19:22:17 8 6
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It will be interesting to see where he parks his car during qualifying in Monaco.
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03/12/2020 09:47:26 0 0
bbc
Unfortunately money speaks louder than any words or actions.
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02/12/2020 09:24:08 2 2
bbc
His dad started out from the bottom and drove his way to being the legend that he is. Good luck he will do well as long as he joins mercedes!
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02/12/2020 09:17:25 15 85
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It's all down to the car, my gran could win the title driving that car.
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02/12/2020 09:24:58 6 6
bbc
Do you mean Lewis and the Merc?
28
02/12/2020 09:04:40 0 18
bbc
This is all very nice but the fans don't really give a hoot about it. There are much more topical things going on in F1 so opening comments on only this is confirmation of the usual farce trying to control the free speech of the fans.
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02/12/2020 09:25:12 2 1
bbc
Why don't you do something nice today. Maybe a good deed for someone else that will make you feel better.
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02/12/2020 09:14:00 28 7
bbc
Oh do get off your soapbox. Nothing in this article is about Lewis, yet still you drag him and his race into it - pathetic. Lewis was given every opportunity in F1 by McLaren, no bars to him entering the sport due to colour or finance.
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02/12/2020 09:25:19 9 28
bbc
Go and use your multiple accounts to add fake votes to somebody who cares, you're always the first on here trying to change the comments into some Hamilton bashing fest so I'll take no hypocritical lessons from you on Hamilton or the usual denials of the existence of racism.
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02/12/2020 09:49:17 6 4
bbc
Are you obsessed with Lewis or his skin colour? You clearly have some sort of agenda that you can’t leave alone.
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02/12/2020 12:13:32 1 0
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PSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSST!

IANLL .. Please be advised this thread is about Schumacher Junior, not your favourite you ham-fisted obsessive.

Back on topic with you .. sharpish.
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02/12/2020 09:17:25 15 85
bbc
It's all down to the car, my gran could win the title driving that car.
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02/12/2020 09:25:32 12 2
bbc
Ridiculous comment
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02/12/2020 09:30:09 6 18
bbc
Oh dear, I can see I need to adjust my comments to match the intelligence level of those reading them.
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02/12/2020 09:05:19 57 9
bbc
Mick Schumacher leads F2. He is there by merit.
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02/12/2020 09:25:46 20 4
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F2 is a stock series, everyone has the same chassis. Driver talent is the only factor. They don't benefit from the same 1 second a lap or larger huge car advantage Hamilton has had since 2014 nor do the teams get to provide inferior/delay unupgraded machinery to their other drivers.
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02/12/2020 11:27:26 0 8
bbc
"Huge car advantage"..

Tell that to IANLL at least a millyon times.

Even then, not certain he will ever understand.

Still fresh in the unbiased minds of F1 Enthusiasts, not to be confused with Fan-Boys, many of the latter who squealed like stuck pigs when the HAM-ROS back up teams were swapped.

So much for same car and team equality. QED and nuff sed.

A question! F1 without the HAM ..??or??
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02/12/2020 09:15:55 5 10
bbc
Has Lewis really got COVID?

Seems a bit tooooo convenient to me
74
02/12/2020 09:25:53 0 5
bbc
Really?
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02/12/2020 09:26:05 1 3
bbc
Geoff Brown, alias 'The Local Bore, You Can't Ignore,' writes: This brings a tear to my eye, an excitement and I simply hope outside pressures aren't stacked against Mick, as he fights to keep the family flag flying. God Bless him!
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02/12/2020 09:26:54 5 9
bbc
Money talks.
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02/12/2020 10:42:30 0 2
bbc
It sure does. HAM has been heavily financed by the three-pointed-star organ from day one and look how that talking money has paid off.

Howzat for equality for all? ...????

My granny would not win in that car. She never learned to drive.. ...??.. There again, one of my Grandads was useful behind the wheel of a car and small in stature too so would fit in one easily too.
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02/12/2020 11:24:42 0 0
bbc
So shouldn't you be silent?
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02/12/2020 09:18:03 14 4
bbc
That's quite a 'racist' post you did there!
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02/12/2020 09:27:04 2 6
bbc
Not at all, it was simply the truth as you would know if you have been following F!.
52
02/12/2020 09:15:55 5 10
bbc
Has Lewis really got COVID?

Seems a bit tooooo convenient to me
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02/12/2020 09:27:26 1 2
bbc
why?
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02/12/2020 09:01:40 5 26
bbc
Unbelievable bias and nonsense from comments here as usual. Russell will show how easy Lulu Shamilton has had it since 2017, and hopefully Mick will prove the haters wrong next season and earn a drive with a bigger team. He is where he has got to on talent alone and wouldn't be top of F2 with such a talented crop of youngsters an amount that's been unseen for many years if he wasn't good.
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02/12/2020 09:27:51 1 3
bbc
Laughable ill informed comment
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02/12/2020 09:11:08 9 14
bbc
Wonder if he'll cheat too?
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02/12/2020 09:28:35 2 12
bbc
I note the racists didn't appreciate your post. Thy don't like the truth and facts
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02/12/2020 09:37:10 2 1
bbc
What’s with the racist obsession? You need to have a look at yourself
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02/12/2020 11:00:58 0 0
bbc
Wrong Wong.
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02/12/2020 09:21:56 5 7
bbc
All the pressure is on Hamilton this weekend. Most of the drivers could win behind the wheel of the fantastic Merc. George will prove it.
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02/12/2020 09:28:38 17 2
bbc
Except that Bottas hasn't been winning, and is barely ahead of Max. This has been done to death. It is not "just the car", and if you genuinely believe that you're probably on the wrong web page.
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02/12/2020 09:33:44 4 2
bbc
The last couple of races he has been behind Max. We will see this week if Hamilton only wins because he is in the best car
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02/12/2020 09:50:03 5 1
bbc
Admittedly this also has lot to do with Bottas being incompetent and Max pushing the Red Bull beyond its limits with terrifying consistency, but yes, Hamilton can actually get the best out of the Mercedes, Bottas can't, so it's not a car-only thing.

I hope Russell does well this weekend - we need a good driver in the No. 2 at Mercedes as the rules mean that it'll be another boring one next year.
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02/12/2020 10:48:54 0 3
bbc
Another who believes in the same car/back up team myth ... Cue Wolff when asked about their #2 car's reliability issues...

"We need to look into it" Best read with your best Arnie/Austrian accent imitation for good effect.

Hence the question. Will new boy get the #1 or #2 treatment. Or, just maybe the mythical same car back up really is the reality. Ask Seb and more recently RIC... they know.
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02/12/2020 09:25:32 12 2
bbc
Ridiculous comment
82
02/12/2020 09:30:09 6 18
bbc
Oh dear, I can see I need to adjust my comments to match the intelligence level of those reading them.
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02/12/2020 11:31:36 1 0
bbc
Clearly you lack the talent to adjust in any way.

Self-inflicted OTT use of words like racist and variations on the word HATE!

You IANLL qualify on Pole for that accusation by a margin of some magnitude to quote the former McLaren Boss of the HAM. ... Big Ron ..??
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AAA
02/12/2020 09:16:25 1 4
bbc
I think the points standing and the fact that Mick has won the F2 championship with races to spare contradicts your argument.
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02/12/2020 09:30:23 1 1
bbc
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Mick hasn't won the F2 championship and Ilott can still beat him.
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02/12/2020 09:21:56 5 7
bbc
All the pressure is on Hamilton this weekend. Most of the drivers could win behind the wheel of the fantastic Merc. George will prove it.
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02/12/2020 09:30:27 6 3
bbc
You haven’t a clue if you think it’s just the car that produces world champions. You also haven’t haven’t been following F1 over the last 4-5 seasons to see the performances he’s been putting in. If it was all the car Bottas would be fighting Hamilton for the WC every year, he’s not.
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02/12/2020 09:56:52 2 5
bbc
If I put my feet on the accelerator and my car just goes much faster than other's, then I will win most of the races. Bottas, (clearly signed as a second driver) had beaten LH many times during the past few years. Ham is very very good but many drivers on the grid would be a decent punt against him in the same package.
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02/12/2020 09:28:38 17 2
bbc
Except that Bottas hasn't been winning, and is barely ahead of Max. This has been done to death. It is not "just the car", and if you genuinely believe that you're probably on the wrong web page.
85
02/12/2020 09:33:44 4 2
bbc
The last couple of races he has been behind Max. We will see this week if Hamilton only wins because he is in the best car
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02/12/2020 09:17:54 12 36
bbc
Do you think Wolff will give Goerge full Power Mode in the Merc ?

I doubt it... I reckon it will be limited so George does not outshine Bottas
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02/12/2020 09:33:49 19 22
bbc
Russel hasn't even sat in the car yet and already the excuses are coming in for him not doing well.

These next few days are going to be a masterclass in hypocrisy from the Hamilton haters.
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02/12/2020 20:02:19 1 0
bbc
I think you'll find he has sat in the car, and driven it quite a lot.
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03/12/2020 13:28:20 0 0
bbc
Says the same old HAM-FAN knee-jerking, incessant Race Card player. You IANLL play that card in both trumps and spades all too frequently.

Two whole races HAM-less. Thus denied any chance to play that card for you. Boo-Hoo .. For you... DEEPJOY! For the rest of us.

Suck it up you NPOW HAM-FAN Obsessive whilst the rest of us Motor
Racing enthusiasts enjoy the cars and action.
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02/12/2020 09:34:20 2 9
bbc
OMG, Russel hasn't even sat in the car yet and already the excuses are coming in for him not doing well.

These next few days are going to be a masterclass in hypocrisy from the Hamilton haters.
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02/12/2020 10:36:33 2 1
bbc
Same old stuff regurgitated by this regular PITA with added use of the over used word "haters" so beloved of this type of poster.

Who you gonna call out with now false accusations with your chosen one on the sidelines for a while?
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02/12/2020 09:15:55 5 10
bbc
Has Lewis really got COVID?

Seems a bit tooooo convenient to me
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02/12/2020 09:35:13 1 1
bbc
In what way? Just to stop himself getting to 100 wins by the end of this season?
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02/12/2020 09:55:33 1 1
bbc
Mercedes could give up developing the car for the next season and they'd still be about half a second faster than Red Bull by the end of 2021 - there is zero risk to Hamilton here, besides the one posed by COVID...

I don't believe this is a 'convenience', simply because Bottas is contracted to Mercedes for now and Russell isn't going anywhere else for the time being, but I kind of see the point.
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02/12/2020 08:58:30 8 16
bbc
Schumacher would have won even more if it weren't for the constant rule changes to stop him and Ferrari from winning
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02/12/2020 09:35:31 9 2
bbc
What do you think about the constant rule changes to stop Mercedes winning? Oh wait, they haven’t stopped Mercedes winning because they have a top combination of drivers, engineers and tacticians.
130
02/12/2020 10:19:29 0 1
bbc
Oh wait, there have barely been any rule changes since the major one to bring in hybrid engines that started their dominance.
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02/12/2020 09:01:56 17 6
bbc
His mum was an oil executive! how rich is that family then.......and with his dad being an accountant just think of the opportunities to be creative with your tax.

Tax never is a level playing field though
90
02/12/2020 09:36:38 23 8
bbc
Be careful what you believe coming from the LH hater brigade.

Check it out. LH's birth mother was a secretary and his dad worked in IT.

Middle class, but not exactly a billionaire who buys his son an F1 team, nor someone with pre-existing contacts in F1
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02/12/2020 09:36:48 3 6
bbc
I don’t rate him as highly as Hamilton, Vettel, or some of the other drivers that have come through F2 and won. But time will tell.
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LG
02/12/2020 10:54:43 0 0
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Vettel never did F2 (called GP2 back then)
He jumped straight from Renault 3.5 series to F1
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02/12/2020 09:28:35 2 12
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I note the racists didn't appreciate your post. Thy don't like the truth and facts
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02/12/2020 09:37:10 2 1
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What’s with the racist obsession? You need to have a look at yourself
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02/12/2020 09:17:02 8 8
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These two 'rookie' signings...one with shed loads of money and the other with shed loads of promotional opportunities just proves to me at least, that Haas are financially struggling. none of these appointments indicate they at least currently don't want to progress up the field and would rather have money some other way
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02/12/2020 09:37:46 2 4
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I dont think Gene is short of a bob or two, its maybe he's had enough of being the principle sponsor. Haas drivers have always paid for their seats though. Thats probably why Grosjean lasted so long. His backers are Microsoft
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02/12/2020 10:27:08 1 1
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That is not true about Microsoft.
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02/12/2020 10:52:26 0 0
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Microsoft do not personally sponsor Grosjean
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Ray
02/12/2020 09:38:29 2 3
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Let's hope he proves the sceptics
wrong.

Good luck Mick.
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AAA
02/12/2020 09:16:25 1 4
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I think the points standing and the fact that Mick has won the F2 championship with races to spare contradicts your argument.
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02/12/2020 09:40:39 1 1
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He has not yet won F2, let alone "with races to spare" - 2 races to go and 48 points available
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02/12/2020 09:17:02 8 8
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These two 'rookie' signings...one with shed loads of money and the other with shed loads of promotional opportunities just proves to me at least, that Haas are financially struggling. none of these appointments indicate they at least currently don't want to progress up the field and would rather have money some other way
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02/12/2020 09:41:29 3 1
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It's not as if they're replacing good drivers with Schumacher and Mazepin though.
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02/12/2020 09:47:53 1 2
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My point entirely
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02/12/2020 09:53:36 0 1
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True !

They certainly need an upgrade .
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02/12/2020 09:41:59 2 2
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Good luck to the young man who got there on his own merit. Gotta say, he has big shoes to follow. I'm sure he'll do fine.
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02/12/2020 08:56:19 19 6
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One especially proud dad today!
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02/12/2020 09:44:09 12 42
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Hard to be proud when you're in a coma
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02/12/2020 10:20:58 2 2
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And you know this how?
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02/12/2020 11:22:05 2 0
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Little knowledge is your super power
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02/12/2020 15:39:54 6 0
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Another wänker
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02/12/2020 09:44:37 2 1
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Perez to Indycar for 2021 now.
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02/12/2020 10:03:27 1 2
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In fairness IndyCar is currently more entertaining than F1 - may be a solid career move! He could probably smash it in Formula E as well if he wanted; a lot of manufacturers are involved, unlike in F1, so plenty of career moves would be possible after a good season there.
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02/12/2020 09:15:55 5 10
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Has Lewis really got COVID?

Seems a bit tooooo convenient to me
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02/12/2020 09:44:40 1 1
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Explain logic? Makes no sense to me??