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#136 Dzoni_m

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 17:38

Ja volim Hamiltonove voznje. Bez obzira sto navijam za Vetela i Ferrari, ali ga jednostavno ne bih voleo u Ferrariju. Nemam racionalan razlog, osim da bi bio previse mator za nas. Bez obzira sto bih verovatno opet navijao za njega.

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#137 Rad-oh-yeah?

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:29

Hamilton portrays himself as Jesus says Villeneuve

Lewis Hamilton should not be surprised when he is sometimes booed.

That is the view of outspoken 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve. At Hockenheim last weekend, Mercedes' British driver was booed at times during the driver parade.

"Lewis should not be surprised," Villeneuve is quoted by Auto Bild.

"He confuses formula one with Hollywood. Everything he does is staged.

"He portrays himself on social media like he is Jesus. The way he knelt next to his car after his problem in qualifying looked like the suffering of Christ. And what he said afterwards was the Sermon on the Mount.

"Then he gestured so dramatically on the podium that everyone could see who sent the sudden rain," Villeneuve said.

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff, however, wants Hamilton to remain being himself.

After watching the TV replay of the German grand prix, Hamilton wrote on social media that he thought Sky's ex-driver pundits could not find "a good word to say" about him.

He deleted the Instagram post.

But Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff told the Sun: "I actually encouraged him to leave all that stuff online and speak his mind.

"It is what we need. We need to create stories. We need controversies. We need polarising stances," he added.

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#138 4_Webber

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 12:48

Verovatno bi Hamilton iz 2007. i 2008. da mu pokazu ovu sadasnju verziju sebe pitao "ko je ovaj covek?"

Edited by 4_Webber, 25 July 2018 - 12:48.

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#139 alberto.ascari

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 13:38

Verovatno bi Hamilton iz 2007. i 2008. da mu pokazu ovu sadasnju verziju sebe pitao "ko je ovaj covek?"



Zato što ga je tada stari despot držao na kratko, kao uostalom i ceo McL. 

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#140 Hertzog

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 16:22

Sve je bilo uredu dok mu ona omladinka nije skinula mrak :lol+:
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#141 Rad-oh-yeah?

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 14:46


Hamilton (Lewis)
Assembly George Square Studios, Edinburgh Fringe
Four stars
When it was announced that a musical called Hamilton was opening at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre, some people responded (seriously or jokingly) by ridiculing the idea of a show about British motor racing driver Lewis Hamilton. Two years later, and we now have just that: a musical charting the life of the Formula 1 star from his childhood in Stevenage to international success.

As the posters for the new show make clear, this is a parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical and, matching the original’s mash-up of styles, it features a blend of hip-hop, rap, pop and Broadway. But under musical director and lyricist David Eaton, it is not simply a case of forcing new lyrics into existing arrangements but reworking them in a way that is recognisable but different. For instance, the showstopper You’ll Be Back, originally sung by King George III as a threatening rebuke to American revolutionaries, becomes a sadder, wistful song from Ron Dennis, the boss of F1 automotive group McLaren, about losing his protégée to Mercedes. Even the simple catchy chorus of “da da da dat da” is comically transformed to “la di da day” with a melody altered just enough to keep the copyright lawyers at bay.

Written by Fiona English, the story is sometimes a little heavy earlier on with its exposition about Hamilton’s motor-racing career but, even if you have zero interest in cars, the show quickly wins you over with its cheekiness and exuberance. It satirises F1 drivers’ love of branding and sponsorship alongside not-so-subtle humour such as misspelling F1 supporter Petronas as “Pet Anus”. Drama comes from Hamilton’s ongoing rivalry with Spanish driver Fernando Alonso, played with hilarious swagger by Louis Mackrodt.

The whole cast are superb, giving us energetic choreography that must surely come close to what you get at the Victoria Palace Theatre – but with some comedy moves thrown in. Hamilton’s eight-year on-off relationship with Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger opens up the opportunity to add satire on the pop scene, with a very funny performance by Liberty Buckland as Nicole. Along with Jamie Barwood as Ron Dennis, all three take on a variety of roles across the high-octane 60 minutes but the star is Letitia Hector who plays Hamilton with charisma and phenomenal vocals. Not only does this gender-swap casting work perfectly, but it raised a delighted cheer from the audience when she first stepped forward in character.

Directed by Benji Sperring, Hamilton (Lewis) appears a little rough around the edges but this is part of its charm. It helps if you know Formula 1 or the original musical but, even if you don’t, you can’t help being won over by this new show’s irreverent humour, skilful staging and strong performances.

Running to 26 August 2018 and then at the King’s Head Theatre in London from 5 to 22 September 2018


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#142 Rad-oh-yeah?

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 15:28


Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t understand why some drivers are allowed to make two defensive moves, as he believes Sebastian Vettel did during their fight for position in Russia.

The stewards decided Vettel’s driving “did not constitute two significant changes in direction”, but Hamilton believes the rules were not enforced consistently. “The same rules are not always applied to certain things,” he said today.

As far as I’m aware when I drive down the straight I’m not allowed to move twice. But there are drivers that do move twice and nothing happens to them.



Fakat da je ono Fetelovo bilo 2 menjanja putanje i da se pravila primenjuju po principu na koju nogu je Carli ustao tog jutra, ali aman vise s tom pricom "sam protiv svih"...

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 16:30

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#144 Rad-oh-yeah?

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 20:57


Hamilton’s first karting rival: “I must be one of few people he’s never beaten”
5th November 2018, 11:58
Keith Collantine

Shortly after clinching his fifth Formula 1 world championship in Mexico last week, Lewis Hamilton revealed the name of a little-known rival from his past – and the lengths he went to beat him.

Recalling his karting days near his Stevenage birthplace, Hamilton described how his father Anthony singled out the “quickest” of their rivals and used him as a reference point for his eight-year-old son.

“He would go and stand where the quickest kid was [braking],” said Hamilton, “and at the time it was a kid called Niki Richardson.”

The pair fought on-track on the mid-nineties. But while Hamilton was on a career path which eventually took him to McLaren, Formula 1 and multiple world championships, the huge cost of racing forced Richardson out of karting – after it cost his family their home.

“As an eight-year-old I looked up to Niki,” said Hamilton. “He was so quick and I was like ‘I’ve got to be better than him somehow’. My dad would go and stand where he was braking and he would move several metres down and say ‘this is where you have to brake’. No other father was doing that.”

Hamilton persevered at trying to beat that benchmark. “I would go around and try to brake at that point and I would spin off and crash, and spin off and crash. Eventually I could do it.”

Speaking to RaceFans in an exclusive interview, Richardson explained why few who saw Hamilton’s first go-kart races might have imagined he would grow up to become Britain’s most successful F1 driver. The pair first shared a track when Hamilton made his karting debut in 1993.

But Hamilton found the learning curve steep to begin with. “As per his interview he was spinning off a lot, causing a lot of mayhem on the circuit,” recalled Richardson, who was a championship front-runner at the time.

“In ’94, the year I was Super One British champion, Lewis was doing the British championships, but I don’t think he came anywhere near the top 20 or 30. He was quite a way down really.”

So was nailing those braking points really the key to Hamilton’s success? Richardson isn’t convinced. “I remember one of the other drivers’ dads went to have a word with Anthony because Lewis kept flying off at the hairpin, nearly wiping us all out,” he said.

“Lewis eventually started braking in the same place as us and the rest is history.”

Late in 1994 Hamilton began to show signs of the progress he was making. The following year Richardson moved up a category and although he kept an eye on Hamilton’s progress he admitted “I don’t know how he got so good so quickly.”

Tragedy overshadowed Hamilton’s breakthrough win

“Just out of the blue in 1995 when I moved up to juniors – and about 10 of the top 15 [did], which created a bit of a gap for the up-and-coming drivers in cadet class at the time – he started winning races.”

Hamilton and rival Mike Conway – a future IndyCar and World Endurance Championship racer – bought some of Richardson’s old engines. “Conway bought the best one,” Richardson remembers, but Hamilton took the title after Conway lost a wheel in the rain-hit final race at Shenington.

“He won the championship at the end of the season after a tight decider with Mike Conway. Which was quite out of the blue because he literally had barely won a race by the end of 1994.”

Hamilton’s breakthrough win the year before came in what he later described as “traumatic” circumstances. His victory at Kimbolton was overshadowed by a crash in which a kart flipped over, and the boys’ nine-year-old rival Daniel Spence suffered fatal injuries.

“I went to his funeral, it was just before Christmas,” said Richardson. “His advent calendar was still on the wall. It was horrible.” Hamilton accompanied Richardson to the funeral.

The pair were friends away from the track despite being rivals on it. “We went to each others’ houses and we played laser tag together,” remembers Richardson. “I stayed at his house once. He introduced me to peanut butter! It was the first time I ever tasted it and I still eat it now.”

“I didn’t make it to F1 but I think I did alright”

You have to wonder whether that would have held true had they gone on racing each other much longer. Not least because, as Richardson recalls, “I must be one of the few people he’s never beaten – although of course I was older than him.”

It’s clear from our chat Richardson has not one iota of bitterness about missing out on the success his former rival went on to enjoy. His social media accounts have been buzzing since Hamilton name-checked him in Mexico, and two days later he posted the following on Facebook:

“I would like to say a huge thanks to my family for the support in those years (especially my dad, the greatest mechanic to grace a karting paddock… period), dragging the family around the country none stop for over six years and with all the tens of thousands of pounds spent, karting eventually cost us our home.

“Lastly a big thanks to all the kart manufactures that gave me works drives, Sprint Karts, Wright Karts and that year we had at ZipKart in ’94 was truly memorable and of course a huge thanks to the late John Button for literally giving me rocket engines!

“I know I didn’t make it to F1 but looking back… I think I did alright.”

Lewis Hamilton and Niki Richardson racing at Kimbolton

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 01:50

Hamilton crashes during Superbike run at Jerez
2018 F1 season
2nd December 2018, 15:10

Keith Collantine


Lewis Hamilton was unhurt when he came off a superbike he was testing at the Jerez circuit in Spain yesterday.

La Gazzetta dello Sport revealed Hamilton tested a Yamaha YZF-R1 of the type raced by the Cresent Racing-run Yamaha Racing Team in the Superbike World Championship.

Hamilton came off the bike at turn five, the fast left-hander which leads to the long back straight at the former home of the Spanish Grand Prix. The bike was damaged but Hamilton resumed testing soon afterwards. His bike was largely unbranded except for Yamaha logos and Hamilton’s number 44 stickers.

The five-times Formula 1 world champion has indicated in the past he would like to try his hand at motorbike racing. Earlier this year Hamilton said the Moto GP was the only motorsport he could see himself racing in outside F1.

“I would want to do Moto GP if I could,” he said. “Moto GP is a little bit hardcore.

“That’s the only other racing series I really watch and I watch it religiously so wherever I am in the world I’m watching that online. I’m just fascinated by these out-and-out riders who are literally riding by the seat of their pants. I think it’s very cool.”

Hamilton is an ambassador or motorcycle brand MV Agusta, which produces the officially-licensed F4 LH 44 bike.

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