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Niki Lauda.
« on: 02 August 2018, 23:06:52 »

 Was taken ill last week and had to have a lung transplant today. Hope he recovers well. I have utmost respect for the bloke, and his complete lack of bullshit in all he does.
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #1 on: 03 August 2018, 07:28:51 »

Fingers crossed for him :y Was a fan of his back when he was racing.
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #2 on: 03 August 2018, 12:58:51 »

Hope he's OK , he was the bravest of the brave to come back after that dreadful accident that nearly killed him , the damage he sustained to his lungs then has probably finally caught up with him . I know that safety has massively improved in F1 nowadays and no one wants to see people killed in the name of sport but I just can't get away with todays drivers , they look like it's just another day in the office for them .
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #3 on: 03 August 2018, 16:10:36 »

Slightly off topic, but Riciardo has just announced he is leaving Red Bull to drive for Renault next year. Cant see the sense in that decision personally.  ???
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #4 on: 03 August 2018, 16:15:16 »

Slightly off topic, but Riciardo has just announced he is leaving Red Bull to drive for Renault next year. Cant see the sense in that decision personally.  ???

I think he trying a Hamilton, he went from McLaren to Merc when they were not so good.

He is betting on being in factory works team I think.
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #5 on: 03 August 2018, 16:16:26 »

Doesnt want to be no2 in red bull?

More money?

Renault have spun him a good yarn?

Doesnt fancy Honda power?
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #6 on: 03 August 2018, 16:24:53 »

Slightly off topic, but Riciardo has just announced he is leaving Red Bull to drive for Renault next year. Cant see the sense in that decision personally.  ???

He'll deny it of course, but wonder boy Max does make him look ordinary.
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #7 on: 03 August 2018, 16:31:34 »

Lauda will be ok, he's a fighter. Certainly better off than the chap who's lung he got.  ;D
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #8 on: 03 August 2018, 16:59:51 »

Slightly off topic, but Riciardo has just announced he is leaving Red Bull to drive for Renault next year. Cant see the sense in that decision personally.  ???

He'll deny it of course, but wonder boy Max does make him look ordinary.

Although Ricardo has beaten him on points in both there seasons together ::)
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #9 on: 03 August 2018, 17:32:35 »

Slightly off topic, but Riciardo has just announced he is leaving Red Bull to drive for Renault next year. Cant see the sense in that decision personally.  ???

He'll deny it of course, but wonder boy Max does make him look ordinary.

Although Ricardo has beaten him on points in both there seasons together ::)

Probably......Maxxy boy just needs to contain his youthful exuberance a little more, which should come with time.
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #10 on: 03 August 2018, 21:28:09 »

Slightly off topic, but Riciardo has just announced he is leaving Red Bull to drive for Renault next year. Cant see the sense in that decision personally.  ???

He'll deny it of course, but wonder boy Max does make him look ordinary.

I disagree. Imo he is second only to Hamilton of the current crop of drivers. Max could be a future legend, but he is nowhere near the full package yet.
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #11 on: 04 August 2018, 00:49:48 »

Lauda will be ok, he's a fighter. Certainly better off than the chap who's lung he got.  ;D

I just sprayed my laptop with beer!  ::)  :D  ;D
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #12 on: 04 August 2018, 10:46:53 »

Lauda will be ok, he's a fighter. Certainly better off than the chap who's lung he got.  ;D

I just sprayed my laptop with beer!  ::)  :D  ;D

I wonder if they will take the opportunity to reconstruct his ear using his old lung. :)

DNA will be a match. :)


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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #13 on: 04 August 2018, 10:52:51 »

Lauda will be ok, he's a fighter. Certainly better off than the chap who's lung he got.  ;D

I just sprayed my laptop with beer!  ::)  :D  ;D

I wonder if they will take the opportunity to reconstruct his ear using his old lung. :)

DNA will be a match. :)

As he'll be on anti rejection drugs for the rest of his life anyway, they might as well have stuck the other blokes ear on as well!   ;D
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #14 on: 04 August 2018, 12:05:10 »

Slightly off topic, but Riciardo has just announced he is leaving Red Bull to drive for Renault next year. Cant see the sense in that decision personally.  ???

He'll deny it of course, but wonder boy Max does make him look ordinary.




Max Verstappen has the natural skill and instinct but will never fulfil his dreams because he hasn't got (or never will have imo) the temperament and discipline to be a top F1 driver.


Or in gonads language .............. he is a spoilt little t@@t who needs a good slap  :D 
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #15 on: 04 August 2018, 13:20:17 »

I wouldn't be so sure. He,s still a kid. He has plenty of time to grow up. If someone is naturally fast, they can be moulded into something great. If they have everything but raw speed, they are a lost cause, that cant really be taught.
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #16 on: 04 August 2018, 21:01:16 »

I wouldn't be so sure. He,s still a kid. He has plenty of time to grow up. If someone is naturally fast, they can be moulded into something great. If they have everything but raw speed, they are a lost cause, that cant really be taught.

Yep, you can't make a slow rider / driver fast, but to be a world champion you also need consistency, win it or bin it will win races but rarely anything more. Where he is young we will see over the next few years see if he can mature into a consistent high points scorer and winner. It is encouraging after his inconsistent start to the season that he seems to have taken on board that he needs to make fewer mistakes and is doing so.
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #17 on: 06 August 2018, 11:07:31 »

The problem with F1 is you only have maybe 4 teams that ever are going to fight for the constructors title and to win that they need regular podium finishes or the sponsors or engine manufactures get upset  :(
If Verstappen is either stacking his car in the tyre barrier or taking somebody off every 3 or 4 races, the sponsors will make sure he is pushed out  :(

The middle order teams may give him time and number 1 status which will massage his ego but all he will ever see is the occasional podium.
And with the lower team, you pay them for the privilege of driving through sponsorship / bank of daddy  :)


As talented as he is, I think the next season and a half will either make or break his career in F1  :-\
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #18 on: 11 August 2018, 23:13:28 »

It seems that those of us who reckon Max isa great talent are in the minority. Planetf1 website has a vote currently 87 % for Daniel as number one driver and only 13% would prefer Max as their number one driver.
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« Reply #19 on: 12 August 2018, 06:37:53 »

I kind of agree with both. Max has a great deal of raw talent ,which needs to develop. Riciardo is already the complete package, although suffers a lot of bad luck not of his own making.
If I were an F1 team boss, and had to choose one of them I would choose Riciardo - at the moment.
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #20 on: 12 August 2018, 09:24:47 »

Daniel is by far the better driver,max is similar to that pratt grojean?,(spelling)capable of bursts of tremendous speed,but cannot string it together for an entire race distance all the time

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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #21 on: 12 August 2018, 09:45:52 »

 ;D ;D

Time will tell. let us have a review in ten years time
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« Reply #22 on: 12 August 2018, 11:01:12 »

;D ;D

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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #23 on: 12 August 2018, 12:32:28 »

I kind of agree with both. Max has a great deal of raw talent ,which needs to develop. Riciardo is already the complete package, although suffers a lot of bad luck not of his own making.
If I were an F1 team boss, and had to choose one of them I would choose Riciardo - at the moment.

I'm not sure there is such a thing as 'bad luck' in F1.

Even the worst drivers in the worst cars get paid millions, and have access to as much pussy as they can handle.

I would say that the term 'bad luck' is more appropriate for somebody who works on the cheese counter at Tesco for minimum wage, and can't even pull the fat bird with blotchy legs and facial hair who works on the fish counter. :)
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Re: Niki Lauda.
« Reply #24 on: 12 August 2018, 12:42:52 »

;D ;D

Time will tell. let us have a review in ten years time
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« Reply #25 on: 12 August 2018, 17:12:50 »

I kind of agree with both. Max has a great deal of raw talent ,which needs to develop. Riciardo is already the complete package, although suffers a lot of bad luck not of his own making.
If I were an F1 team boss, and had to choose one of them I would choose Riciardo - at the moment.

I'm not sure there is such a thing as 'bad luck' in F1.

Even the worst drivers in the worst cars get paid millions, and have access to as much pussy as they can handle.

I would say that the term 'bad luck' is more appropriate for somebody who works on the cheese counter at Tesco for minimum wage, and can't even pull the fat bird with blotchy legs and facial hair who works on the fish counter. :)

Its all relative of course. His bad luck consists of his car breaking down quite often at the worst possible moment. If he had reliability this year, he would be further up the table, and probably drunk champers from his boot once or twice.
Some people speak of Max as the new Gilles Villeneuve. I don't think there will ever be another Gilles, but there are possibly one or two similarities.
He is fearless, fast, too exuberant at times,and has good instinctive car control, but not imo anywhere near Gilles level.
But then very few ever have. Senna and Hamilton being the closest I have seen.


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