2021 AMG Mercedes F1 Team

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e30ernest wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:13 am
Lots of rumors floating around that Daimler is blocking the amount Lewis wants, and is saying they can go for Russell instead. Ineos on the other hand reportedly wants Lewis in no matter what, while Toto is denying any negotiation troubles.

I'm curious where this is going though. This negotiation is taking longer than I would expect it should.
If it's just down to the cash then I'd have thought that INEOS would stump up the extra directly. Assuming they are that desperate to have Hamilton on board. Jim Ratcliffe - the head of INEOS - is spending a fortune on his new 4x4 project that probably will never make a profit. He's got money to burn so a few million in Hamilton's back pocket won't worry him at all.
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I think its not money, its the fact that Ham wants a straight 4 year deal when he's already 36..

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ryaan2904 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:09 am
I think its not money, its the fact that Ham wants a straight 4 year deal when he's already 36..
Much of the press seem to think it is the other way around and Ham wants a year by year and Merc want a longer contract.

Not saying they are correct are you are not
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Big Tea wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:09 pm
ryaan2904 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:09 am
I think its not money, its the fact that Ham wants a straight 4 year deal when he's already 36..
Much of the press seem to think it is the other way around and Ham wants a year by year and Merc want a longer contract.

Not saying they are correct are you are not
There's always a load of accompanied drama and speculation (far more than other drivers) when it's contract time for Hamilton. One could be mistaken for thinking it's actually quite straightforward behind the scenes but they love the benefit of the publicity it brings to him, the team and the sport as a whole...

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El Scorchio wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:22 pm
Big Tea wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:09 pm
ryaan2904 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:09 am
I think its not money, its the fact that Ham wants a straight 4 year deal when he's already 36..
Much of the press seem to think it is the other way around and Ham wants a year by year and Merc want a longer contract.

Not saying they are correct are you are not
There's always a load of accompanied drama and speculation (far more than other drivers) when it's contract time for Hamilton. One could be mistaken for thinking it's actually quite straightforward behind the scenes but they love the benefit of the publicity it brings to him, the team and the sport as a whole...
Free publicity works as well as paid pub.
We are standing on the shoulders of Giants. So watch your feet.

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Big Tea wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:56 pm
El Scorchio wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:22 pm
Big Tea wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:09 pm


Much of the press seem to think it is the other way around and Ham wants a year by year and Merc want a longer contract.

Not saying they are correct are you are not
There's always a load of accompanied drama and speculation (far more than other drivers) when it's contract time for Hamilton. One could be mistaken for thinking it's actually quite straightforward behind the scenes but they love the benefit of the publicity it brings to him, the team and the sport as a whole...
Free publicity works as well as paid pub.
It most certainly does! And they don't even have to say anything. Just saying nothing at all in this case continues to fuel the fire! Will he or won't he? (He definitely will!)

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dodds_turbo wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:07 am
toraabe wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:18 pm
Some of them has moved to Aston Martin....
Do you have a source for this? It's be quite the coup for Aston Martin, and surely a noticeable loss for Merc?
Since they both are owned by the same people and companies, it just makes sense. It was written in an article a couple of weeks ago. Instead of firing a bunch of good designers, just move them to Aston. Both Mercedes and Aston will benefit from this

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toraabe wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:57 pm
dodds_turbo wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:07 am
toraabe wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:18 pm
Some of them has moved to Aston Martin....
Do you have a source for this? It's be quite the coup for Aston Martin, and surely a noticeable loss for Merc?
Since they both are owned by the same people and companies, it just makes sense. It was written in an article a couple of weeks ago. Instead of firing a bunch of good designers, just move them to Aston. Both Mercedes and Aston will benefit from this
Pretty similar to RBR and AT.

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El Scorchio wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:59 pm
toraabe wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:57 pm
dodds_turbo wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:07 am


Do you have a source for this? It's be quite the coup for Aston Martin, and surely a noticeable loss for Merc?
Since they both are owned by the same people and companies, it just makes sense. It was written in an article a couple of weeks ago. Instead of firing a bunch of good designers, just move them to Aston. Both Mercedes and Aston will benefit from this
Pretty similar to RBR and AT.
Exactly :D