2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by TAG » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:57 pm

lio007 wrote:
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Bsowles wrote:
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I’m relatively new to this site and am new at posting on here. I will apologize in advance if this is posted in the wrong forum. I’ve noticed in Lewis’s pit/garage area that there is a blond woman always following him around - always at his heels. Who is this team member? Is she some sort of personal assistant, life coach, or something along those lines? What is her team function and is she assigned exclusively to Lewis? Thanks in advance for any replies, and enjoy the summer break gentlemen.
Her name is Angela Cullen, and is his Physio.
And she isn't employed by Mercedes, she works for Hintsa and is contracted to Merc. Basically they offer highly researched and custom personal coaching services for individuals, corporations and athletes, quite a bit of F1 drivers, not just Hamilton.
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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by wunderkind » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:10 pm

Manoah2u wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:19 pm
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:55 pm
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So Merc still have 5 titles in 8 years, with or without Verstappen. Mercedes dont stop winning after Lewis leaves, and Mercedes dont need Verstappen to win.
There have been times when a team dominated and it felt like it would continue forever. Then suddenly, it came to a naught. Who knows, may be if Lewis leaves, it might trigger a host of people moving out of Mercedes, like Michael's Ferrari exit. Lewis seems to bring luck to a team and takes it away when he leaves, like for McLaren.

May be Liberty leader role might excite Toto and his exit would bring irreparable collateral damage to the team. Nothing is going to last forever. Toto is not going to be enjoying the same role forever. He is an entrepreneur and would like move on to other lucrative initiatives. So, never count your chicken before they hatch.

Max might end up being the next Alonso, making wrong decisions at wrong time. He might join a Mercedes in future, that isn't the championship team anymore. It is going to be a risky decision for him.
so why ask why Max would leave RedBull in the RBR thread then? :?

Agreed though, you can betcha dollar that when Hamilton leaves for Ferrari, he's taking a bunch of people with him there. Ferrari can use a bunch of people anyway. Imagine Toto Wolff going there :lol: :lol: . No but seriously. :wtf:

As mentioned yes, Mercedes would stall immediately and drop down fast. It could even 'force' them into quickly selling the team and going back to where they were before: Mclaren's engine provider and have a renewed goal for success. Or imagine them fusing with Williams. Or hell, Aston Martin leaving RBR and taking over AMG Petronas Mercedes team and turning it into Aston Martin Racing AND keep the Mercedes' engines.

Ricciardo aboard would be fantastic for that scenario. And having brit Russell aboard wouldn't hurt either i think.
You should know Aston Martin, the listed company, is in some serious financial strife at the moment and can do with a hefty capital raise soon. So any thought of Aston Martin expanding its F1 involvement will only be a pipe dream.

As for Hamilton taking Mercedes technical staff with him to Ferrari if he does decide to go to the Scuderia. I'm not convinced as there is already a massive technical team at Maranello, maybe Bonno, but not others.

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Pyrone89 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:38 pm

wunderkind wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Manoah2u wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:19 pm
GPR -A wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:55 pm
There have been times when a team dominated and it felt like it would continue forever. Then suddenly, it came to a naught. Who knows, may be if Lewis leaves, it might trigger a host of people moving out of Mercedes, like Michael's Ferrari exit. Lewis seems to bring luck to a team and takes it away when he leaves, like for McLaren.

May be Liberty leader role might excite Toto and his exit would bring irreparable collateral damage to the team. Nothing is going to last forever. Toto is not going to be enjoying the same role forever. He is an entrepreneur and would like move on to other lucrative initiatives. So, never count your chicken before they hatch.

Max might end up being the next Alonso, making wrong decisions at wrong time. He might join a Mercedes in future, that isn't the championship team anymore. It is going to be a risky decision for him.
so why ask why Max would leave RedBull in the RBR thread then? :?

Agreed though, you can betcha dollar that when Hamilton leaves for Ferrari, he's taking a bunch of people with him there. Ferrari can use a bunch of people anyway. Imagine Toto Wolff going there :lol: :lol: . No but seriously. :wtf:

As mentioned yes, Mercedes would stall immediately and drop down fast. It could even 'force' them into quickly selling the team and going back to where they were before: Mclaren's engine provider and have a renewed goal for success. Or imagine them fusing with Williams. Or hell, Aston Martin leaving RBR and taking over AMG Petronas Mercedes team and turning it into Aston Martin Racing AND keep the Mercedes' engines.

Ricciardo aboard would be fantastic for that scenario. And having brit Russell aboard wouldn't hurt either i think.
You should know Aston Martin, the listed company, is in some serious financial strife at the moment and can do with a hefty capital raise soon. So any thought of Aston Martin expanding its F1 involvement will only be a pipe dream.

As for Hamilton taking Mercedes technical staff with him to Ferrari if he does decide to go to the Scuderia. I'm not convinced as there is already a massive technical team at Maranello, maybe Bonno, but not others.
Not to mention that unlike moving from one British based team to another British based team is a different animal than moving to an Italian team.
1. These people have family too that need a job (apart from the very high paid ones)
2. Their whole social network is in the UK
3. The language barrier for every day life and lower level personnel (even a lot of the higher ups at Ferrari sometimes speak bad English)
4. Unheard of pressure cooker (not just corporate or the fanbase but a whole nation's population and media watching and analyzing every move).

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Bsowles » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:53 am

TAG wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:57 pm
lio007 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:05 am
Bsowles wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:49 am
I’m relatively new to this site and am new at posting on here. I will apologize in advance if this is posted in the wrong forum. I’ve noticed in Lewis’s pit/garage area that there is a blond woman always following him around - always at his heels. Who is this team member? Is she some sort of personal assistant, life coach, or something along those lines? What is her team function and is she assigned exclusively to Lewis? Thanks in advance for any replies, and enjoy the summer break gentlemen.
Her name is Angela Cullen, and is his Physio.
And she isn't employed by Mercedes, she works for Hintsa and is contracted to Merc. Basically they offer highly researched and custom personal coaching services for individuals, corporations and athletes, quite a bit of F1 drivers, not just Hamilton.
Ms Cullen seems to be quite the diversified gal. I never knew individual drivers had personal assistants to that level of detail, but it makes sense. I’m relatively new to F1 (my third year as a fan), and I find it fascinating. I was coaxed into watching a race by a buddy 3 years ago, and have been hooked ever since. I had seen nascar races before and found them, with their 3 hour circular processions, to be boring as heck (no slight to any nascar fans intended). I just wish I had tuned into F1 years ago. Thanks again for the replies and educating this “newbie”.

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Capharol » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:03 am

this is the first time i read someone finds Nascar more boring as F1 😂
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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by e30ernest » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:12 am

Capharol wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:03 am
this is the first time i read someone finds Nascar more boring as F1 😂
I'm not much of a fan of NASCAR either. I appreciate the skill involved but I never really found oval-racing to be that exciting.

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Capharol » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:31 am

e30ernest wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:12 am
Capharol wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:03 am
this is the first time i read someone finds Nascar more boring as F1 😂
I'm not much of a fan of NASCAR either. I appreciate the skill involved but I never really found oval-racing to be that exciting.
well everybody has its favorites.... we european are tending more to F1, Americans more to Nascar & Indycar
the more reason why F1 never would get a grip in USA... they think like us but then the other way around.
but this is OffTopic
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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Big Tea » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:12 pm

Bsowles wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:53 am
TAG wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:57 pm
lio007 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:05 am


Her name is Angela Cullen, and is his Physio.
And she isn't employed by Mercedes, she works for Hintsa and is contracted to Merc. Basically they offer highly researched and custom personal coaching services for individuals, corporations and athletes, quite a bit of F1 drivers, not just Hamilton.
Ms Cullen seems to be quite the diversified gal. I never knew individual drivers had personal assistants to that level of detail, but it makes sense. I’m relatively new to F1 (my third year as a fan), and I find it fascinating. I was coaxed into watching a race by a buddy 3 years ago, and have been hooked ever since. I had seen nascar races before and found them, with their 3 hour circular processions, to be boring as heck (no slight to any nascar fans intended). I just wish I had tuned into F1 years ago. Thanks again for the replies and educating this “newbie”.
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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Morteza » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:48 pm

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Bsowles » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:37 am

Capharol wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:31 am
e30ernest wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:12 am
Capharol wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:03 am
this is the first time i read someone finds Nascar more boring as F1 😂
I'm not much of a fan of NASCAR either. I appreciate the skill involved but I never really found oval-racing to be that exciting.
well everybody has its favorites.... we european are tending more to F1, Americans more to Nascar & Indycar
the more reason why F1 never would get a grip in USA... they think like us but then the other way around.
but this is OffTopic
Your point about F1 not being as popular here in the US is spot on. There is very little, if any, F1 talk on the various sports programs. The only reason I got interested is because of a buddy who works here in the States for Mercedes/retail. He kept telling me about how great this guy “Hamilton” was, and how much more interesting F1 was than the preponderance of oval races here. I’m interested to see if the Silver Arrows can continue their grip on the WCC championship after the break, which I would fully anticipate. I’d like to see a few more duels between Lewis and Max - good stuff!

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by De Jokke » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:46 am

Considering the drivers line-up: would they really consider Ocon as it could throw in a spanner in the works.
I think Wolff just wants to put Bottas under pressure that he improves his driving, as we need a better Bottas for next year (RBR threat upcoming).
Ocon doesn't seem like a huge improvement over Bottas, although it would be nice to see him revive his feud with max.
I just hope Merc makes the right decision as the 2nd driver will decide the WCC most likely as RBR now have Albon.
Wolff should be strict and just tell Bottas that his target in this 2nd part of 2019 is beating Albon consistently and even max. If he fails, he's out.
It would be a fair chance for Bottas to prove that he's still worthy of the mercseat.

Is there any news on spec 3?
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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Morteza » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:06 am

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Re: 2019 Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Post by Morteza » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:25 pm

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