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Old 27th November 2016, 08:47 PM   #1
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F1 in 2017

A cleverly staged managed result in 2016 ar am I being cynical?
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Old 27th November 2016, 11:32 PM   #2
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Re: F1 in 2017

The thought crossed my mind. Seemed the faster driver had some tough breaks (wink, nod).
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Old 28th November 2016, 10:14 AM   #3
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Re: F1 in 2017

Yes David, you are being cynical....
This year, Lewis had some bad luck, but on the contrary Nico had more bad luck in the previous 2 years.
I agree that Lewis is the better racer, but if the best racer would have won it should have been Max ;-)

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Old 2nd December 2016, 10:30 AM   #4
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Rosberg quits F1 !!!
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Old 2nd December 2016, 10:39 AM   #5
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Blimey!!

New Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg announces retirement - F1 - Autosport
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Old 2nd December 2016, 11:22 AM   #6
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The big question, who is going to replace him??
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Old 2nd December 2016, 11:23 AM   #7
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Wehrlein?
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Old 2nd December 2016, 12:07 PM   #8
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I can only wonder what the petulant child that is Louis Hamilton is thinking.
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Old 2nd December 2016, 12:11 PM   #9
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Alonso?
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Old 2nd December 2016, 12:56 PM   #10
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Won't happen, but would enjoy seeing Max in the same car as Lewis.
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Old 2nd December 2016, 09:23 PM   #11
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I suspect that Rosberg has seen what happened to hamilton and has decided that there are more important things in life.
Watching hamilton turn into what he has become would be enough to make any decent person want to avoid the same fate.
I note hamilton showed his now usual lack of class with not so subtle veiled inuendo re' Rosberg's retirement - such a prat...

As for who should replace Nico - obviously Ricciardo imo. Even if just for his own safety - staying alive in f1 these days requires staying the hell away from vestappen who imo borders on psychopathic. 'Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser'... what a dick...
He should research grown up drivers like Graham Hill who when they lost lost gracefully.
So many belligerent children in F1 these days... no class.

Imo Ricciardo has demonstrated both the speed and the temperament to replace Rosberg, also it might make hamilton cheaper for Mercedes to keep on as a second driver after Ricciardo beats him.

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Old 3rd December 2016, 05:34 AM   #12
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The BBC are saying Botas is in the frame.
I would like to see Ricciardo, or Vettel, or hell, Raikkonen!!!
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Old 3rd December 2016, 05:51 AM   #13
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JB and Phillipe are free......
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Old 3rd December 2016, 11:13 AM   #14
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Re: F1 in 2017

How about this scenerio
Rosberg to AUDI, Verstappen to NASCAR, Vettel to IRL
Kimi and Massa to FERRARI.
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Rosbergīs retirement reminds me of Vettelīs answer when being asked who is the most beautiful woman in the paddock.
His answer was: "Nico Rosberg"

Winning the title is one thing, defending it is yet another.

IMO Rosberg is the ultimate Marketing-fitting edgeless pussy...leave no stains on the title.
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Old 4th December 2016, 07:21 AM   #16
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Rosbergīs retirement reminds me of Vettelīs answer when being asked who is the most beautiful woman in the paddock.
His answer was: "Nico Rosberg"

Winning the title is one thing, defending it is yet another.

IMO Rosberg is the ultimate Marketing-fitting edgeless pussy...leave no stains on the title.
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Old 4th December 2016, 02:13 PM   #17
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Re: F1 in 2017

Alonso will pull a Senna and offer to drive for free..

They have to 'tame' Lewis remember, so what better way than to partner him with his old nemesis? Unfinished business.

To be fair, Hamilton would relish the challenge and it would make for an enthralling season..

Any other pairing would see Lewis the natural No.1 and I don't think that would suit Mercedes at all...

As for Rosberg being a wuss, I agree to an extent but he achieved his lifetime goal, honoured his parents and was never ever going to be able to do it again, so I tip my hat in his direction as a somewhat brave move but I can understand why some people might think the fans have been cheated. He could only defend the title if he could put up a good fight, and I don't believe he could again without taking risks that he would not feel comfortable with..and that would make for a very poor season. Go out on a high? For sure and he's cracked it...

In other sports, it is quite common for sportsmen to retire having attained the apogee of their sport so why not for F1 drivers?
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[QUOTE=Keith1;501772]
As for Rosberg being a wuss, I agree to an extent but he achieved his lifetime goal, honoured his parents and was never ever going to be able to do it again, so I tip my hat in his direction as a somewhat brave move but I can understand why some people might think the fans have been cheated. QUOTE]

Pulling out when facing a tough next season isnīt an act of bravey, is it?
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I have no problem with achieving a goal and moving on!
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Old 5th December 2016, 12:11 AM   #20
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I prefer to believe his better, and smarter, half laid down the law, and said "it's me and our child" (with a fully functional and living father) or we're out of here". She supported his goal, and now that it's been met, so Nico's got to pay the piper, and be around for his family.
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