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That would have been incredible but no chance Horner risks any genuine battle with Max.

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/Red Bull mode off/ Thanks.
Rivals, not enemies.

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Bizarre why a team boss would come out and chat about another under contract driver coming to them for a contract.
Denied by Hamilton now.




Quoted by Deni:


Lewis Hamilton: “I know [the story] has come from Christian. I don’t really understand what he’s been talking about because no one, as far as I’m aware, from my team has spoken to him. I haven’t spoken to Christian in years.”

“However, he did reach out to me earlier in the year about meeting up. But that’s it. I’m not sure, I just think he’s stirring things.”

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Toto in a spot of bother

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chrisc90 wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 1:34 pm


Toto in a spot of bother
Ha...in trouble for having the FIA and F1's back. Kinda funny

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What was said?

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chrisc90 wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 2:32 pm
What was said?
they both said the F bomb during the press conference, Toto went off on a reporter and dropped the f bomb and Fred was asked about what happened with the drain cover, was pissed and also dropped the f bomb
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And nothing came of it, both just got warnings


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Personally I think Horner tried to create a story/narrative that's negative for Merc environment. He's just playing the shitstirring game he always does. Maybe he's bored, maybe trying to undermine Merc

Certainly it will create a certain angle for the media this weekend and going into the off-season when news is scarce

I'm sure there's always communication from prominent drivers like Lewis to other teams before renewing. It wouldn't shock anyone if Alonso's team is reaching out to RB before he renews for AMR I think - so it shouldn't shock with Lewis either IMO.

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Hamilton: “If you really think about it, there are a lot of people here that like to drop my name in conversations because they know it will make waves and if you are a little bit lonely, and are not getting much attention, that is the perfect thing to do, just mention my name.”

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organic wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 3:29 pm
Personally I think Horner tried to create a story/narrative that's negative for Merc environment. He's just playing the shitstirring game he always does. Maybe he's bored, maybe trying to undermine Merc

Certainly it will create a certain angle for the media this weekend and going into the off-season when news is scarce

I'm sure there's always communication from prominent drivers like Lewis to other teams before renewing. It wouldn't shock anyone if Alonso's team is reaching out to RB before he renews for AMR I think - so it shouldn't shock with Lewis either IMO.
I'm leaning towards the shitstirring too but you think it could be the case that someone from his team contacted Horner without him knowing? i dont think Lewis is lying that he never contacted RB considering how hard hes going in on Horner

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Does anyone know how long Lewis's current contract is and if there are car performance clauses in it?

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AR3-GP wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 4:04 pm
Does anyone know how long Lewis's current contract is and if there are car performance clauses in it?
Both him and George signed for two years, no idea about the clauses though

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ValeVida46 wrote:
Thu Nov 23, 2023 1:02 pm
Bizarre why a team boss would come out and chat about another under contract driver coming to them for a contract.
Denied by Hamilton now.

https://twitter.com/wbuxtonofficial/sta ... 3971494169


Quoted by Deni:
https://twitter.com/fiagirly/status/1727658586266878451

Lewis Hamilton: “I know [the story] has come from Christian. I don’t really understand what he’s been talking about because no one, as far as I’m aware, from my team has spoken to him. I haven’t spoken to Christian in years.”

“However, he did reach out to me earlier in the year about meeting up. But that’s it. I’m not sure, I just think he’s stirring things.”
As per BBC Sport:
Questioned about the discrepancy between the two versions of events, a Red Bull spokesperson said Hamilton's father was the one who made contact with Horner.

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so either Lewis' dad went behind his back and never told him any of this or RB and Horner are full of it