dialtone wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 11, 2024 8:23 am
Luscion wrote: mendis wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:43 am
Most of that is hearsay. Lewis wanted to stay, Mercedes not offering brand ambassador role etc. Nobody knows what Ferrari has offered! Like everything else, that's also speculation. The only facts are Lewis leaving Mercedes while he had 1+1 contract and joining Ferrari for 2025 (terms and details unknown).
theres a reason i said they're reports and specifically mention IF they are true, in the same vein as claiming it as fact that Lewis left because he wasnt loyal and this is all ego-driven
It’s not a fact, it’s your opinion. Calling someone disloyal after the longest stint of any driver for the same team in history seems excessive, especially when he brought so many championships to said team, wouldn’t you say?
He left McLaren as he couldn't win a title and now he left Mercedes as he doesn't think he can win a title there again (my opinion)! This team gave the tools to achieve success. Literally, there was no other team that could have won a title for 5 out of 7 seasons. Such was the dominance of the cars. If it was not him in the team, Nico could have won at least 5 of them as he would be unchallenged by any team. So I don't know if "he brought" was a right terminology here. In my opinion, just my opinion, loyalty is sticking with a team that gave you success and turn things around after a difficult period. He is looking after his own interests, which he has the right to. I don't see anything that can stop people from calling he wasn't loyal. Staying in a team for 12 years in F1, clearly means the team gave what he needed and puts itself in better light. Otherwise, drivers just leave the teams at the drop of a hat. Do you think he would have stayed with Mercedes for 12 years if they wouldn't have produced a car capable of winning title?