2021 AMG Mercedes F1 Team

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Tiny73 wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 7:15 am
There’s a couple of ways of looking at this (typical) sh*t from the Daily Mail, especially in the context of Christian Horner being asked his option:

1) it’s an attempt by Red Bull to destabilise Mercedes in the title fight by “removing” their number 2 driver mentally from the fight via a friendly journo with an “anonymous” source.
2) It’s a (poor) attempt by Mercedes to rev Bottas up and get him fighting again.

Having watched this sport for a while and not trusting a word from Horners mouth I’d be looking at number 1) as most likely.
I'd go with neither; it's just the Daily Mail trying to generate controversy (cash) out of nothing.

Like when they predict the worst snow in a generation every 2 weeks of winter

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Romain looks good in the Mercedes colours, He will be running the 2019 car for a full day at Paul Ricard. =D>

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NathanOlder wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 8:23 am
Romain looks good in the Mercedes colours, He will be running the 2019 car for a full day at Paul Ricard. =D>

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What odds on him breaking it? It would be awful for him (and the team, of course), if he bent the car when it's supposed to be a celebration. Fingers crossed for a smooth day. [-o<
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He will not break it this is not an awful Haas

People may be surprised by his speed as well :D

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Well its only a bit of fun at Paul Ricard for him, I doubt the lap timer will even be running. In case it is, Lewis set a 1.28.3 in that car
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NathanOlder wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 10:29 am
Well its only a bit of fun at Paul Ricard for him, I doubt the lap timer will even be running. In case it is, Lewis set a 1.28.3 in that car
Hahaha the tires will likely be demo tires so he'll be nowhere near that even if he pushes. :mrgreen:

Still a nice gesture from Merc though. I doubt he paid for that drive, so it'll still cost a fair amount to have that car running around the circuit.

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It's a superb gesture. Hope he has a fun day!

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The cost of the test isn't included in the budget cap right ? It probably counts as a marketing event
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Released a little while ago.


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I thought the pose in the photo was a bit odd with his hands, but just realised its to cover up Vandoorne and the Belgian flag on the race suit lol
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I love that he's going to get some laps on the race day of the French GP as well, which is going to be fantastic for him to say goodbye in front of the French fans.

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During his race analysis on F1TV, Jolyon Palmer guesses that Mercedes might not be happy with the way Bottas defended 2nd position from Max. The camera shots may proved that VB is not a feisty fellow. Is driver change inevitable?!

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dans79 wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 5:19 pm
Released a little while ago.


Interesting that he admits they just didn't think about all the consequences of pitting Bottas when they did for that fastest lap attempt, which then allowed Verstappen to do the same at the end of the race. Shouldn't think they'll fall for that one again, then.

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El Scorchio wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 6:23 pm
Shouldn't think they'll fall for that one again, then.
I'm betting that will be something that they add into the pitwall application that they use to make decisions during the race, and used to be a prominent feature of the debrief videos.
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DrDejan wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 6:19 pm
During his race analysis on F1TV, Jolyon Palmer guesses that Mercedes might not be happy with the way Bottas defended 2nd position from Max. The camera shots may proved that VB is not a feisty fellow. Is driver change inevitable?!
It was a pretty shambolic defense to be honest. BOT literally raced HAM harder than he raced VER, cold tyres or not. All BOT had to is cover off the inside into T5.

On another note, 5 more engineers have left Merc for RB.

https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/red- ... f/6503276/