Abu Dhabi young driver test

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Today Dutchman, Nyck de Vries posted the quickest time and his lap times were identical to Valterri Bottas and very close to Hamilton's. Its a shame the Dutchman isnt a full time Mercedes driver because he definately has the talent to be there. Hamilton will be 37 years old in a few weeks and the end of the road is nearing.

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I didn't know who was driving the #21 car until I read this post. I took pictures of all the cars that were testing on both Tuesday & Wednesday. Lots of unfamiliar numbers & helmet designs to research now.

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fritticaldi wrote:Today Dutchman, Nyck de Vries posted the quickest time and his lap times were identical to Valterri Bottas and very close to Hamilton's. Its a shame the Dutchman isnt a full time Mercedes driver because he definately has the talent to be there. Hamilton will be 37 years old in a few weeks and the end of the road is nearing.
Hamilton is 37 years old but he's still at the top tier of F1 lots of other young drivers are not making the grade as they get their chance so maybe Nick could replace one of those

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fritticaldi wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:22 pm
Today Dutchman, Nyck de Vries posted the quickest time and his lap times were identical to Valterri Bottas and very close to Hamilton's. Its a shame the Dutchman isnt a full time Mercedes driver because he definately has the talent to be there. Hamilton will be 37 years old in a few weeks and the end of the road is nearing.
Perhaps Red Bull could take him on. He and Max would be the "Dutch Duo" which Liberty et al would love from a marketing perspective. Imagine the possibilities...
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:22 pm
fritticaldi wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:22 pm
Today Dutchman, Nyck de Vries posted the quickest time and his lap times were identical to Valterri Bottas and very close to Hamilton's. Its a shame the Dutchman isnt a full time Mercedes driver because he definately has the talent to be there. Hamilton will be 37 years old in a few weeks and the end of the road is nearing.
Perhaps Red Bull could take him on. He and Max would be the "Dutch Duo" which Liberty et al would love from a marketing perspective. Imagine the possibilities...
Not sure being the RBR second driver is a good seat for anyone young with aspirations of making it long term in the sport. Much better seat for someone on the back end of their career.

I’m sure Mercedes would quite like to split the Dutch fan base a little as well.

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:22 pm
fritticaldi wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:22 pm
Today Dutchman, Nyck de Vries posted the quickest time and his lap times were identical to Valterri Bottas and very close to Hamilton's. Its a shame the Dutchman isnt a full time Mercedes driver because he definately has the talent to be there. Hamilton will be 37 years old in a few weeks and the end of the road is nearing.
Perhaps Red Bull could take him on. He and Max would be the "Dutch Duo" which Liberty et al would love from a marketing perspective. Imagine the possibilities...
They may need an AlphaTauri replacement for Gasley when he moves to Williams RedBull in 2023...🤣

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Zynerji wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:11 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:22 pm
fritticaldi wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:22 pm
Today Dutchman, Nyck de Vries posted the quickest time and his lap times were identical to Valterri Bottas and very close to Hamilton's. Its a shame the Dutchman isnt a full time Mercedes driver because he definately has the talent to be there. Hamilton will be 37 years old in a few weeks and the end of the road is nearing.
Perhaps Red Bull could take him on. He and Max would be the "Dutch Duo" which Liberty et al would love from a marketing perspective. Imagine the possibilities...
They may need an AlphaTauri replacement for Gasley when he moves to Williams RedBull in 2023...🤣
:lol:
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"

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El Scorchio wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:10 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:22 pm
fritticaldi wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:22 pm
Today Dutchman, Nyck de Vries posted the quickest time and his lap times were identical to Valterri Bottas and very close to Hamilton's. Its a shame the Dutchman isnt a full time Mercedes driver because he definately has the talent to be there. Hamilton will be 37 years old in a few weeks and the end of the road is nearing.
Perhaps Red Bull could take him on. He and Max would be the "Dutch Duo" which Liberty et al would love from a marketing perspective. Imagine the possibilities...
Not sure being the RBR second driver is a good seat for anyone young with aspirations of making it long term in the sport. Much better seat for someone on the back end of their career.

I’m sure Mercedes would quite like to split the Dutch fan base a little as well.
Yeah, any driver wanting to progress needs to be in a team that supports both drivers. So maybe Mercedes would be a good call when Hamilton retires.
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Surely the obvious place for a Dutch driver would be in an orange car.... 😉
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:55 pm
El Scorchio wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:10 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:22 pm


Perhaps Red Bull could take him on. He and Max would be the "Dutch Duo" which Liberty et al would love from a marketing perspective. Imagine the possibilities...
Not sure being the RBR second driver is a good seat for anyone young with aspirations of making it long term in the sport. Much better seat for someone on the back end of their career.

I’m sure Mercedes would quite like to split the Dutch fan base a little as well.
Yeah, any driver wanting to progress needs to be in a team that supports both drivers. So maybe Mercedes would be a good call when Hamilton retires.
( I was surprised when I just looked up, but) The population of Netherlands is less than 18 million, and they ALL follow Max. It would not seem profitable to try to muscle in there :mrgreen:
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