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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:10 pm 
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mikeyg123 wrote:
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any evidence for this? How many are the current WDC, for example? Of course he's going to be in the spotlight.

Honestly, this poor Hamilton the endless victim thing is getting really old


Hamilton drawing unfair criticism RE his lifestyle got old about a 8 years ago tbf.

He chooses to have a high-profile lifestyle, which inevitably comes with criticism. Drivers who shun the limelight don't get stories written about them. This is a surprise? He doesn't get singled out in that regard. Look how much flak Kimi used to get in his drinking and partying days. Or Button, for that matter. Or Irvine etc etc. Only none of them get portrayed as victims.


Kimi got flak? I think he got plaudits. Imagine the reaction if Hamilton went back to party with his mates on a yacht in Monaco half way through a Grand Prix.

And why should a high profile lifestyle draw criticism anyway?

Kimi got loads of flak. Even having an ice-cream on the grid drew mounds of criticism for being unmotivated, lazy etc.

I don't think a high profile lifestyle should draw criticism, as long as no-one is being harmed. But there again I've never understood some people's obsession with celebrity. OTOH, it is an inevitable fact that having a high-profile lifestyle will attract attention and some of that will, again inevitably, be criticism. The point though is that Hamilton is not unique in receiving criticism, so the claims of victimisation are unfounded.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:46 am 
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pokerman wrote:
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No it looks more like an opportunity to mock Hamilton.

I think you've just proven the point being made?

What point would that be?

It's in the line above you. You're clearly taking objection to the topic. There is no need to go into defence mode whenever Hamilton is discussed

I wasn't referring to the topic but the FE reference.

Come on, lighten up, it's just a bit of fun.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:07 pm 
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How does someone retiring make it an opportunity to mock him??? I just don't get this.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:16 pm 
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So a driver is just winding up his season, with final interviews, the big FIA gala, and of course, the dumb questions from journalists. So what, every driver signs contracts, every driver faces the day he retires. It is inevitable.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:10 am 
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The man makes a pretty reasonable argument. He's got 4 WDCs, and has pretty much sealed his legacy as a top-tier driver and one who'll make it onto the best drivers lists far into the future. Whatever stats he accumulates from here on will only cement/enhance that legacy, not drastically alter it.

He's got other interests in life that he's passionate about, and is arguably not the kind that wants to live & die racing (e.g. Alonso). Like the title says, enjoy the man's driving while he races, then fair play to him if/when he wants to move on.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:38 pm 
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chetan_rao wrote:
The man makes a pretty reasonable argument. He's got 4 WDCs, and has pretty much sealed his legacy as a top-tier driver and one who'll make it onto the best drivers lists far into the future. Whatever stats he accumulates from here on will only cement/enhance that legacy, not drastically alter it.

He's got other interests in life that he's passionate about, and is arguably not the kind that wants to live & die racing (e.g. Alonso). Like the title says, enjoy the man's driving while he races, then fair play to him if/when he wants to move on.


This is all cool, it's some of his fans that get their knickers twisted. Lewis is probably laughing all the way to the bank, while when the first rumours of him retiring at some point surfaced, some fans lost their collective sh*t... It was funny to watch


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:11 pm 
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he's just teasing the journalists , who constantly hassle him and pursue him . he will stay at merc and race while they continue to give him a race /championship winning car , that's it

3 pages of nothing , gossip, speculation , rumours , hearsay ,lol


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:21 am 
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He will leave F1 when regulation change is up.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:56 am 
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Hamilton will retire as soon as Mercedes is no longer the best car by a big distance. Ferrari closed the gap a bit, but it would been another spectacular failure if Hamilton didn't win the title this season. Hamilton has always raced F1 in a car capable of winning races unlike Seb and Fernando. He's had it very easy career-wise and will give up the moment he's no longer in a car that is easy to win in.


Then he would have already retired, the Merc wasn't the best by a big distance. It was overall better, but not by much. Similar to some of Vettel's championship winning cars.

That was probably true in the first half of the season. The second half ... not so much.

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