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by 1993DonningtonNo1Mk2 01 Aug 2021, 21:38
Oh yes, Christian 'The biggest crybaby in F1' Horner, trying to cause as much trouble for Mercedes as he possibly can.
by UncreativeUsername37 02 Aug 2021, 00:36
This is going to be like 2012 with the title decided by an undeserved crash
I'm just angry and needed to say that somewhere

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by CoopsII 02 Aug 2021, 06:24
1993DonningtonNo1Mk2 wrote:Oh yes, Christian 'The biggest crybaby in F1' Horner, trying to cause as much trouble for Mercedes as he possibly can.

The trouble is he's making it personal against Hamilton, rather than Mercedes, which is why Hamilton was booed at the weekend. He's a big boy and he can take it but unless Horner drops this and moves on I do foresee more unpleasantness and, potentially, disruption.

Just For One Day...
by Rob Dylan 02 Aug 2021, 07:06
1993DonningtonNo1Mk2 wrote:The trouble is he's making it personal against Hamilton, rather than Mercedes, which is why Hamilton was booed at the weekend. He's a big boy and he can take it but unless Horner drops this and moves on I do foresee more unpleasantness and, potentially, disruption.

Yeah, the return of booing has not been welcome, and reminds me of the dark days of 2014-15 where every Merc race winner got booed louder than they were cheered week-in week-out.

Murray Walker at the 1997 Austrian Grand Prix wrote:The other [Stewart] driver, who nobody's been paying attention to, because he's disappointing, is Jan Magnussen.


Felipe Nasr - the least forgettable F1 driver!
by mario 02 Aug 2021, 07:16
CoopsII wrote:
1993DonningtonNo1Mk2 wrote:Oh yes, Christian 'The biggest crybaby in F1' Horner, trying to cause as much trouble for Mercedes as he possibly can.

The trouble is he's making it personal against Hamilton, rather than Mercedes, which is why Hamilton was booed at the weekend. He's a big boy and he can take it but unless Horner drops this and moves on I do foresee more unpleasantness and, potentially, disruption.

It does come across as a very deliberate tactic to target him as much as possible, and I am likewise concerned about the reaction that Red Bull are going to cause.

There has already been a fairly sharp spike in racist abuse being directed at Hamilton in particular and at Mercedes as a whole, and quite a few Max fans have been openly saying that they are ramping up the hostility because they think they have been wronged and that anything goes now.

Worse still is that there have been those wanting to stir conspiracy theories and to keep the Max fans in a fevered state of fury. I am worried that some are trying to create a mentality that is closer to that of football hooligans and that it might end up with that anger spilling over into fighting in the stands, with the continued prodding and stirring from Horner and others being used as justification for their acts.

Martin Brundle, on watching a replay of Grosjean spinning:
"The problem with Grosjean is that he want to take a look back at the corner he's just exited"
by CoopsII 02 Aug 2021, 07:53
mario wrote:It does come across as a very deliberate tactic to target him as much as possible,

Yeah, it's an unusual approach. My opinion is that he's observed the way the world's turned and he's taking the opportunity to be the racist prick he's probably always been.

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by Francis23 02 Aug 2021, 09:47
Fans who boo drivers shouldn't be welcome at the track, I didn't like it when Vettel was being booed, and I don't like it now, it isn't a football match, these guys risk their lives for our entertainment, show some appreciation even if you're not keen on a particular driver.
by CoopsII 03 Sep 2021, 17:32
If I were a Verstappen fan I’d take the opportunity this weekend to not leave myself open to being accused of being a racist prick. I really hope nobody does anything stupid that makes headlines.

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by Freeze-O-Kimi 05 Dec 2021, 01:47
This one’s grated with me for a while now but the whole “Mr Saturday” moniker for George Russell has become tiresome in my eyes. I know he’s done amazing things with that car over a single lap and I really like him for it but it’s quite boring to hear it after he’s done what I consider to be the bare minimum of reaching Q2 in 14th or 15th. If anything it’s a failure if he’s not getting past Q1. It reminds me of how Ricciardo used to be in his Toro Rosso days when you knew it wouldn’t be sustained in race trim.

At Mercedes next year the media should be judging Russell on Sunday’s when it actually counts given what he’ll be up against. He’ll definitely outqualify Hamilton a few times but Bottas has done that many times and look how most of his Sundays go.

Sadly with even the Official F1 game using the Mr Saturday line it’s not going away any time soon

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