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  • DAVID DAVID Jun 2, 2008 20:02 Flag

    Lucky Lewis

    I have read a number of articles which claim that Lewis was lucky to win in Monoco; frankly, who cares, some time's you have to ride your luck and he did just that brilliantly on the day. On the other hand; I have seen nothing reporting the fact that he was unlucky not to win in Turkey after he finished only 3.799 seconds behind Massa in 2nd place having pitted one time more. I dont expect everyone to agree; but Lewis has again made Formula One enjoyable, it has for several years been pretty boring.

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    • You must compliment your Dealer , David , he must have given you some top rated gear for your Sunday afternoon ! when you have come back down to Earth , please explain how exactly Hamilton has made Formula One More Enjoyable ??? I've watched F1 for over 30 Years , and in the last 10 Years it's boring , and he has not made one once of difference , unless your of the opinion that because he claims to be British and maybe Wins a Race or Two , then that makes it Enjoyable ? , very shallow !

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      • I think the numbers speak for theirself; as for me being shallow, I'd like you to explain that, I hope it's not an insult????

        Hamilton sends F1's TV ratings soaring
        Tue 19 Jun, 08:46 AM


        Lewis Hamilton's exciting assault on the Formula One world championship this year is helping the sport to ride a wave of bolstered TV ratings.


        Even in the wake of Michael Schumacher's absence in 2007 - not to mention the loss of other big names including Juan Pablo Montoya and Jacques Villeneuve - almost all Grand Prix broadcasters around the world are recording higher figures in each race.


        "What we have now is even more exciting than anything Michael Schumacher gave us and he gave us a lot," said McLaren boss Ron Dennis.


        Unsurprisingly, Britain's ratings boost has been the most impressive, with 7.7 million tuning in to ITV for Hamilton's maiden win in Montreal compared with 5.4m for the same race one year ago.


        When the McLaren driver won again at Indianapolis a week later, 7.3m were watching - a full 2 million higher than in 2006. Monaco and Spain, meanwhile, were both 1 million spectators higher than last year.


        The increase in Germany is more modest, but - considering the popularity of the retired Schumacher - significant. The biggest audience for RTL's free-to-air coverage of a race last year was 7.3 million, yet the US Grand Prix attracted 7.7m Germans to their television sets.


        Even in Fernando Alonso's home country, the ratings are growing. 5.3 million Spaniards watched Telecinco's Indianapolis coverage, compared with 2.7m for the Primera Division football match between Seville and Villarreal.

    • i always loved that ,,

      you da man

      often the last words a golfer hears before his ball drops into a lake or sand trap.

      just always struck me as funny

    • Enjoyable???....hahahaha.....you mean enjoyable for you to see fellow Briton?.....I think that would be the only one. Because i do not think he is enjoyable. annoying ...yes!.

      when MS was dominant....everybody complaint....now when LH had a chance to show his "dominance"...everybody think is enjoyable.

      and FYI, I just do not like opportunists who claim LH wins because of brilliant driving skills and team strategy.....it's full of s***. if media or LH fans say it other way....it would be fine.

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      • Okay; point taken about me being a little bias being a Brit myself, but I have one question with respect to your last paragraph. If its not Hamiltons Driving Skills (Brilliant or Otherwise) or McLarens Team Strategy, what causes him to Win Races? I guess the other Drivers must let him.................

        By the way, this is what MS said about Hamilton in 2001:

        Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher has tipped British Karting sensation Lewis Hamilton for future F1 success, after the two participated this weekend in the World Karting Championship event at Kerpen.

        Schumacher, who is making a guest appearance in the series, said the 16-year-old has got what it takes to make it to the top, complimenting the driver's talent and commitment.

        "He's a quality driver, very strong and only 16. If he keeps this up I'm sure he will reach F1," Schumacher told reporters at Kerpen. "It's something special to see a kid of his age out on the circuit. He's clearly got the right racing mentality."

        Hamilton made history when he became the first Briton to win the European Karting Championship, at the age of 15. He began racing when he was eight and by now is considered one of the most successful kart racers in the World.

    • Hamilton 'lucky' to win Monaco GP - Sauber
      Mon 02 Jun, 10:32 AM

      Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a triple-dose of good fortune to emerge the winner of the recent Monaco Grand Prix.

      That is the assessment of F1 team founder Peter Sauber, who is still a consultant and small shareholder of today's BMW-owned outfit.

      In his latest newspaper column for Blick, the 64-year-old Swiss said the McLaren driver's luck began when he made a driver error and struck the barrier on lap six.

      "The fact that the suspension remained intact was simply lucky," Sauber wrote.

      "The fact that the incident happened towards the end of a lap, rather than at the beginning, was lucky again, otherwise he would have lost much more time driving slowly back to the pits," he continued.

      Sauber explained: "Then he was able to adopt a better strategy than his rivals, and the safety car meant that his error was effectively negated because of the favourable timing.

      "He was simply lucky three times over," Sauber said.

      This is what i think about your LUCKY LEWIS treath =)
      Dont worry than this year is a long one! just like the last one :-))))) Justice will be done!!

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      • YOU BACK TO YOUR SABRE RATTLING BEST,,

        1, all of the points that this contains have been made..
        2, who the hell takes any notice of peter sauber ,,
        3, MOVE ON FOR CHRISTS SAKE IT ALMOST TIME FOR THE NEXT EVENT..
        4, just because you shout louder , doesn't mean we will listen more intently..
        5, at the end of the day it is not our fault that F.A could not handle the everyday politics of a big team ,,(and thats what most of it came down to at maclaren), he signed the contract maybe he should have read it first,

        K.R,, KING OF THE WORLD,,

        thank you and goodbye

    • sorry david, but the two threads before this one contain a lot on the subject and unfortunately it got quite nasty in places, nothing to do with racing . oh well everyone has an opinion a hope that we never all agree..
      all the best and may your team come 2nd to my driver this weekend...

    • PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, NO MORE THREADS ON THIS SUBJECT..

      it has been done to death and has lead to some very unsavory comments and a lot of bad feeling..

      lets just go to canada for the racing please,,

      ALSO SINCE I CANT FIND ANOTHER BOARD TO DO IT ON THIS WILL HAVE TO DO IT.....

      CONGRATULATIONS VALENTINO ROSSI

      NO 46 THE DOCTOR,, IF CARLSBERG MADE RACERS THIS WOULD BE THE STANDARD PRODUCTION MODEL,,
      VALENTINO ROSSI POSSIBLY THE WORLDS GREATEST EVER RACER,,,,,,,,

    • PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, NO MORE THREADS ON THIS SUBJECT..

      it has been done to death and has lead to some very unsavory comments and a lot of bad feeling..

      lets just go to canada for the racing please,,

      ALSO SINCE I CANT FIND ANOTHER BOARD TO DO IT ON THIS WILL HAVE TO DO IT.....

      CONGRATULATIONS VALENTINO ROSSI

      NO 46 THE DOCTOR,, IF CARLSBERG MADE RACERS THIS WOULD BE THE STANDARD PRODUCTION MODEL,,
      VALENTINO ROSSI POSSIBLY THE WORLDS GREATEST EVER RACER,,,,,,,,