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.
Entirely depends on his mindset. He'll be pissed if he thinks Rosberg has shown him up but his attitude at the end of the race on Sunday suggested he was at peace with having lost the WC because he knows it wasn't his fault and he knows he's the better driver. That's how I read it but I guess we'll never know.
Well, there goes my favourite driver of the current V6 Turbo era. Makes sense for Rosberg really, has his young family to consider and performing at a level around Hamilton clearly takes it toll on him. Ocon has a deal with Force India and Wehrlein has Wolff's backing, so we'll probably see Hamilton/Wehrlein next year with Ocon being added once Hamilton moves on from Merc.
I guess I'll be rooting for Alonso, Hulkenberg, Raikkonen, Ricciardo and Vandoorne next year. Going to miss Rosberg, Button and Massa.
The pressure to make the signing came not from the club or from its newly-appointed manager, Andre Villas-Boas, but from the government of Shanghai, which owns 61 per cent of the Port Authority and has leaned on its two Super League clubs – SIPG and Shenhua – to make big signings to promote the city.
That job used to be done by the Chinese Grand Prix, which is staged in Jiading in the north-eastern suburbs. Until the construction of the Abu Dhabi circuit at Yas Marina, Jiading was the most expensive motor racing circuit in the world and the fees paid to Formula One to stage the race were correspondingly eye-watering.
It takes two-and-a-half hours to drive to Jiading from central Shanghai and the crowds have been growing ever smaller. Shanghai’s agreement with Formula One ends with the grand prix next April and the Shanghai government is now searching for another promotional tool.
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