The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58

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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Pell » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:49 pm

Ah damn, I like Nico. Anyone else praying Jenson's back in the frame?
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Errkal » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:52 pm

Pell wrote:Ah damn, I like Nico. Anyone else praying Jenson's back in the frame?

Nope.
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Kanbei » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:52 pm

Ultimate trolling of Lewis there :lol:

Fair play to him. All the drivers on the grid who have just signed contracts are going to be so pissed!
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Death's Head » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:52 pm

Pell wrote:Ah damn, I like Nico. Anyone else praying Jenson's back in the frame?

Why would you put Button in the best car? He has been beaten by Alonso for most of the season and lucked into his one title. Maybe they will get Alonso...
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by JV » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:53 pm

It seems quite genuine to me and actually it does make sense. He was clearly shattered come the end of the season, and it has been a highly intense year on the back of a series of already intense years fighting with Hamilton. I think we all see how Nico has to really extend himself to consistently be at the same level (and a higher level) as Lewis and he probably couldn't see how he would be able to operate again at that level next year. Going out on a high like this makes total sense.
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Death's Head » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:54 pm

Kanbei wrote:Ultimate trolling of Lewis there :lol:

Fair play to him. All the drivers on the grid who have just signed contracts are going to be so pissed!

Surely Rosburg was also under contract? I'm sure Mercedes can basically buy anyone out of their contract if need be.
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by JV » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:59 pm

They will almost certainly have a young gun line up alongside Lewis next year - Wehrlein or Ocon will get the call up. Merc will almost certainly have some buy-out clause written into their contracts for next year.
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - It's finally done!
by The Watching Artist » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:01 pm

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Advent7 wrote:Still hasn't overtaken Hamilton once.


But I only have a Seat.

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by Harry Ola » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:04 pm

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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by captain red dog » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:07 pm

Yeah I mean to be fair the future for Rosberg was probably what happened to Button so it's best to go out on top. Still, makes me respect multiple champions a whole lot more. We haven't had a world champion retire with the title since Prost in 93 I believe.
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Irene Demova » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:10 pm

Most exciting thing he's ever done ;)
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Pancake » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:16 pm

JV wrote:It seems quite genuine to me and actually it does make sense. He was clearly shattered come the end of the season, and it has been a highly intense year on the back of a series of already intense years fighting with Hamilton. I think we all see how Nico has to really extend himself to consistently be at the same level (and a higher level) as Lewis and he probably couldn't see how he would be able to operate again at that level next year. Going out on a high like this makes total sense.

Totally agree. It has come as a surprise but it makes a lot of sense. My money would be on Wehrlein getting the seat.
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Poser » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:23 pm

Kanbei wrote:Ultimate trolling of Lewis there :lol:



Just said this to my boss. Hamilton will be so strawberry floated off with this :lol:


I personally wonder if Merc knew about this, and that it explains Toto Wolf's gentle tapping up of Verstappen...
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Hyperion » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:29 pm

Rudolph the Red Posed Reindeer wrote:
Kanbei wrote:Ultimate trolling of Lewis there :lol:



Just said this to my boss. Hamilton will be so strawberry floated off with this :lol:


Will he? Having to work next season with a world champion you clearly dislike and feel has only done better than you this season due to favourable circumstances. Or not?

I would have thought Hamilton would be fairly chuffed?
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Pancake » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:32 pm

Hamilton knows he is better than Rosberg, I don't imagine this will have annoyed him at all. If anything it's a compliment.
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Peter Crisp » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:34 pm

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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Ad7 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:39 pm

At least he finally overtook Hamilton... OUT THE DOOR.

Mercedes please money suit Alonso
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by captain red dog » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:57 pm

If they somehow poach Alonso then McLaren are utterly doomed to spend eternity in the midfield like Williams.
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Memento Mori » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:00 pm

Hamilton and Alonso on the same team again would be a literal car crash.
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PostRe: The Official F1 2016 Thread - Shocking announcement page 58
by Poser » Fri Dec 02, 2016 3:00 pm

Hyperion wrote:
I would have thought Hamilton would be fairly chuffed?


Pancake wrote:Hamilton knows he is better than Rosberg, I don't imagine this will have annoyed him at all. If anything it's a compliment.


Nah, I disagree. Hamilton will have wanted to grind Rosberg into dust next season. Imagine being beaten by someone who then takes their ball home so they can retire at the top? Nah, strawberry float that. Hamilton will be pissed at this.
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