quokula wrote: »
Nothing is known. Lots of rumours.
There are also rumours that the team were unhappy with him for not taking proper precautions and getting Covid.
As things stand right now though, Perez still has a contract with RP for next year and officially he will still be racing for them.
pjohnson wrote: »
Gutierrez is staying in Silverstone. Juncadella has got the Merc reserve gig for Formula E.
Infoanon wrote: »
Esteban is also the reserve driver for Mercedes.
Perez has been very clear that he followed all protocols.
No case against him considering Leclerc and his misjudged selfies from Monaco.
Perez always has the option of bringing his case to the contracts resolution board as everything seems to point to him having an unbreakable contract.
tigerboon wrote: »
I'm not a Hamilton fan but I don't hate him either. The simple fact is he's a great driver and is in the dominant car because he earned his place there.
The problem isn't with Hamilton, or even Mercedes, but with F1 not attracting big name manufacturers. The biggest motor company in the world right now is Tesla. Are they remotely interested in F1? What about VW, they invest big time in motorsport and have a lot of good drivers on their books. Reality is that Mercedes are really the only main manufacturer willing to invest big in F1 for whatever reason and they're not even racing their commercial competitors.
Burkie1203 wrote: »
It's been suggested now that Perez went to Mexico to try and secure additional funding from sponsors so RP can drop BWT to go with an Aston Martin colour scheme next year.
BWT may switch their sponsorship elsewhere so. Williams maybe.
recyclebin wrote: »
How did it take them so long to show that angle for Kvyat? Brundle knew it straight away.
AMKC wrote: »
Renault are there too or did you forget that?
AMKC wrote: »
Or Haas or Renault or Mclaren or maybe even Alfa Romeo. Whomever offers them the best deal I would say.
ELM327 wrote: »
Glad that they arent changing from the 1 step softer
ELM327 wrote: »
Would the race have been a comfortable 2 stop going soft medium medium this weekend?
Inquitus wrote: »
All the frontrunners started on Mediums, so they would have had to have gone Medium then Soft or Hard.
Gwynplaine wrote: »
First full race I've seen for quite a while. Usually highlights. Was an okay race. Why such hate for Hamilton? Schumacher had a dominant car for years, no one came close to challenging him.
Vettel's heart is gone, Max is a future multiple Champ. Lewis will win 8, maybe 9 championships, and pass the 100 wins.
Gintonious wrote: »
He really didn't.
1997 and 1998 he fought for the title in clearly inferior machinery against a Newy inspired designed Williams and a Newy designed and Merc powered McLaren. Took both championships to the wire.
1999 was a write off obviously.
2000 the car was about the same as McLaren and won (finally), again the championship went to the wire.
2001 he was dominant, but we still have 3 different teams win in a season and 4 different drivers.
You could argue that 2002 was his first real dominant season, I will give you that.
2003 was again to the wire where 3 different drivers could have won it.
2004 was his real dominant season, no one could touch him or Ferrari for that matter. My favourite story of this is that the car even surprised Ferrari with how quick it was. They thought the car was underweight so they took it apart, ran back-to-to back tests etc to confirm. They were still convinced that there was something wrong.
Great video on it here:
I will sum up that my defensiveness with the Schumacher and Hamilton debate is the set up of it all. Schumacher joined a Ferrari team completely at sea, and within year had them winning again and then a year later battling for championships. He brought in different personnel and had incremental improvements over the 11 seasons he was there, it was more of a long term project that built up over time.
Hamilton joined a Mercedes team that were ready and waiting for the 2014 season (they lobbied very hard for the current PU's we have in F1) they have also poured in trucks of cash for it, because it gives them a huge return on their market value for the parent company. Granted, he still has to drive the car which he does incredibly, but as some have pointed out, with a car like that as good as it is it would be hard for him not to be doing what he is.
He hasn't been in a close title fight since Rosberg headed off into the distance after his one. Bottas can't hold a candle to Hamilton and the Merc car with his development is lightyears ahead of the nearest one. It says a lot about the car when you can drive most of a lap with 3 wheels and still win.
He will get all of the records this year and the next with very little in terms of a challenge.
jv2000 wrote: »
... But as soon as the race is over I switch off so I dont have to listen to the interview which usually involves what a great fans we have in <insert country> and what a struggle this weekend has been for him to get this result
AMKC wrote: »
I think Hdmilton winning on the 3wheels is so overrated as it was only one lap at most that he had to drive it like that for and the gap between him and Max was 30 seconds so he was never in any real danger of losing it unfortunatly. Now if it had of happened to Hxmilton when it happened to Bottas that would have made it very interesting and I doubt he would have finished on 3 wheels then. No doubt he probably would have been able to put and still get out in front if Bottas and Max and still win the race unfortunatly anyway. I think the biggest mistake the FIA have done this year is ban whatever it was Ferrari were doing with there engine. They should have let them keep doing it for this year and next year and then ban it from 22 on. It would have made this season and next season a hell of a lot more exciting. Who knows maybe Vertel would have been leading the Chamionship now and be giving it 120 per cent every weekend instead he just looks like someone who does not want to be there and shos heart is not in it anymore. He knows he can not beat the Mercs now as there car is just not good enough so why bother.