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I seems to remember a few years back that he was first TP whom I heard stated in public that complexity of the job is not a workload for one person, and do so well.

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Date 2020.09.24   Time 13:26 (UTC)

What's wrong with this man...interfering in German sovereign matters.

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Jordan also said it was time for team boss Toto Wolff to step down.

 

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4 hours ago, Sakae said:

Date 2020.09.24   Time 13:26 (UTC)

What's wrong with this man...interfering in German sovereign matters.

 

I used to like this guy, his predictions usually came true... but lately, looks like he's getting senile as his comments are wayyy off

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2 minutes ago, BradSpeedMan said:

I used to like this guy, his predictions usually came true... but lately, looks like he's getting senile as his comments are wayyy off

There is time in ones life, when your experience is not needed, your life stories were told one too many times, and that's time to step aside and let new blood in, because you become boring old fool. Problem is, some people don't get it, and making outrages comments keeps them going. 

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Wolff (in interview)

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"It is complicated because I am not only team principal but also a shareholder of Mercedes," Wolff explained.

"The discussions are not simple but I want to stay at Mercedes," he added.

 

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20 hours ago, Sakae said:

grandprix

Wolff (in interview)

 

Much like Hamilton's move to Milton Keynes appears highly unlikely, so too does Wolff's departure from Brackley, the Austrian telling a good source that talks regarding a new contract are going well.

pitpass.com

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22 hours ago, BradSpeedMan said:

Much like Hamilton's move to Milton Keynes appears highly unlikely, so too does Wolff's departure from Brackley, the Austrian telling a good source that talks regarding a new contract are going well.

pitpass.com

How is Jordan's "crystal ball" prediction fits into that scenario?

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2 hours ago, Sakae said:

How is Jordan's "crystal ball" prediction fits into that scenario?

If Jordan tomorrow predicts that Ferrari would be using a Mercedes engine in future, I wouldn't be surprised, that's Jordan for you.

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5 hours ago, blackpebel said:

If Jordan tomorrow predicts that Ferrari would be using a Mercedes engine in future, I wouldn't be surprised, that's Jordan for you.

Maybe he's looking for some relevance??

I think he's analyzing according to rumours and then making predictions without any facts...

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59 minutes ago, BradSpeedMan said:

I think he's analyzing according to rumours and then making predictions without any facts


The technical term for this is, guessing
With likeliness of occurance - U DON`T need 2 B a formula 1 specialist 2 make predictions - as PROVEN by Eddie Jordan

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On 9/26/2020 at 12:41 PM, Sakae said:

"The discussions are not simple but I want to stay at Mercedes," he added.

But it probably will NOT B Mercedes NEXT year - rebranded illinois or whatever

Edited by lipstick79

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Date 2020.09.29   Time 10:31 (UTC)

grandprix:

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Wolff not ruling out Hamilton-Red Bull deal

No further comments are necessary.

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It would be a sensational move if it does happen. But I'm sure Verstappens presence in Redbull would make sure he doesn't leave Merc.

Even if he wants to consider joining Redbull besides Max, he would firstly ensure that Max has signed with Redbull. Coz, If Ham vacates his seat then that leaves a seat at Merc open, Max might snatch that. Considering that the Aero rules for 2022 are strict for all the teams, the engine power and reliability would again dominate the outcome of the championship.

I personally don't see Ham leaving Merc for all the benefits that he enjoys over there..

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Date 2020.09.29   Time 15:09 (UTC)

Ugh

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The international media reacted with little sympathy after Lewis Hamilton suggested Formula 1 is trying to stop him dominating the sport.

The six-time world champion received two five-second penalties for illegal practice starts before the recent Sochi race, and afterwards suggested he had been unfairly singled out.

"How is it that such a strong driver, a phenomenon like Lewis Hamilton, doesn't know the rules?" an editorial in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica reacted.

Indeed, F1 race director Michael Masi insists that all 19 of Hamilton's rivals made their pre-race practice starts in the designated area.

"So just one piece of advice," La Repubblica added. "In addition to weights in the gym, sometimes pick up a book, and start with the Formula 1 rules."

It's all about him (and not him+MB)? Mercedes should not have issue to find another interested driver.

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34 minutes ago, Sakae said:

It's all about him (and not him+MB)? Mercedes should not have issue to find another interested driver.

He's had it too easy all this while. I hate his smug antics where he tries to act like a saint.. He would have been a very different person had they dealt a fair hand to everyone.

Yeah. I too hope Merc doesn't shy off from getting a fair bargain. If they put ANY one out of Ric, Carlos, Lec, Max or even gasly they would win a championship in that dominant car.. 

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On 9/29/2020 at 5:52 PM, blackpebel said:

He's had it too easy all this while. I hate his smug antics where he tries to act like a saint.. He would have been a very different person had they dealt a fair hand to everyone.

Yeah. I too hope Merc doesn't shy off from getting a fair bargain. If they put ANY one out of Ric, Carlos, Lec, Max or even gasly they would win a championship in that dominant car.. 

It is not suprising that you would not include Vettel in that list, given your history with your posts on here...

Ric, Leclerc, Gasly, Carlos and Leclerc. Unknown quantities, no world titles yet.

Building the car around Leclerc. Good enough for 4-5th place, when they have considerable luck

 

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2 minutes ago, BradSpeedMan said:

It is not suprising that you would not include Vettel in that list...

Ric, Leclerc, Gasly, Carlos and Leclerc. Unknown quantities, no world titles yet.

Building the car around Leclerc. Good enough for 4-5th place, when they have considerable luck

 

The truth always comes up. You just have to wait for it.

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23 minutes ago, BradSpeedMan said:

It is not suprising that you would not include Vettel in that list, given your history with your posts on here...

My bad. I would count Vettel in this list too. I guess I instinctively didn't come up with his name for mainly 2 reasons..

1) He had already gotten lucky with Redbull and Its would be better to offer that luck to a non-champion.. I just Included non-world champions in this specific list..

2) I consider Ric, Leclerc, Gasly, Carlos and Leclerc to not only match Vettel, but to better him on track in an equal machinery with todays scenario..

30 minutes ago, BradSpeedMan said:

Ric, Leclerc, Gasly, Carlos and Leclerc. Unknown quantities, no world titles yet.

Here is a known quantity... Bottas has more wins then all these above guys.. and is equal on wins with Max. Number of world titles or wins does not directly indicate how competitive a driver is. I've always said this , and I say it again. F1 is not fair in offering an assessment on drive skills, whereas it should be considering it is the pinnacle of motorsports.

 

34 minutes ago, BradSpeedMan said:

Building the car around Leclerc. Good enough for 4-5th place, when they have considerable luck

Leclerc in a Racing point would still beat Bottas sitting in a Mercedes.. I'm ready to put my money on that!

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34 minutes ago, blackpebel said:

My bad. I would count Vettel in this list too. I guess I instinctively didn't come up with his name for mainly 2 reasons..

1) He had already gotten lucky with Redbull and Its would be better to offer that luck to a non-champion.. I just Included non-world champions in this specific list..

2) I consider Ric, Leclerc, Gasly, Carlos and Leclerc to not only match Vettel, but to better him on track in an equal machinery with todays scenario..

Here is a known quantity... Bottas has more wins then all these above guys.. and is equal on wins with Max. Number of world titles or wins does not directly indicate how competitive a driver is. I've always said this , and I say it again. F1 is not fair in offering an assessment on drive skills, whereas it should be considering it is the pinnacle of motorsports.

 

Leclerc in a Racing point would still beat Bottas sitting in a Mercedes.. I'm ready to put my money on that!

We have absolutely NO IDEA how these drivers will respond with a championship challenge... Saying Leclerc would beat Bottas is an assumption. Bottas has some serious speed...

What about other drivers. There's Grosjean (another guy with some serious speed), who's champion in any other lower formula's, but never the chance to race in a top tier team. He'll beat Leclerc just as Vettel would've given equal machinery. What about Lando Norris. George Russel, Ocon, Kvyat...

It's time we put our blinkers off and be rational...

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Date 2020.10.06   Time 18:05 (UTC)

Mercedes F1 team set for greater AMG branding

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...focus on hybrid technology rather than full electrification

“With Project One, we’re taking the Formula 1 powertrain and putting it on the road. So it just comes natural to us to leverage Formula 1 even more for AMG going forward.”

Sounds like a plan, and puts BE in error when he discarded F1 technology as irrelevant to road cars. Interesting turn of events, and decisive move. Differential thinking from Honda.

I am not sure where E. Jordan got his secret news that MB is selling their F1 business, but maybe he needs more credible sources. This guy is rich, yet he still needs to live on rumors.

I was also among those who thought already early this year, that they will pull out, but looks like they had found new life line in spreading the word - AMG is here, AMG is to stay, get used to it!

So, I will.

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Eddie Jordan's predictions are hit or miss. However I put it down to this. He's privy to knowledge from whom who knows. I think all of his wild predictions are true in the sense that they "could" be true. ie. they are options. So if he comes out and says that something is going to happen, it's because that person/team/company is actually considering this option along with many others. Rather than wait, he jumps the gun and blabs about it to the media. If what he says doesn't come to pass, it doesn't mean he lied, it just means he shared some insider info that was only ever an "option", but wasn't then selected as the best or preferred course of action.

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5 hours ago, KoolMonkey said:

Eddie Jordan's predictions are hit or miss. However I put it down to this. He's privy to knowledge from whom who knows. I think all of his wild predictions are true in the sense that they "could" be true. ie. they are options. So if he comes out and says that something is going to happen, it's because that person/team/company is actually considering this option along with many others. Rather than wait, he jumps the gun and blabs about it to the media. If what he says doesn't come to pass, it doesn't mean he lied, it just means he shared some insider info that was only ever an "option", but wasn't then selected as the best or preferred course of action.

Date 2020.10.07   Time 6:12 (UTC)

Perceptive, as always.  

Unfortunately F1 is not a rich target for daily news, and far too many individuals are trying to make living on sidelines of the sport, and running out of topics to write about. Jordan is however not one of them. He is well off, and can write when there is a reason for it. 

I thought we have already too many speculative articles on the internet, and therefore people like Jordan could choose voicing his opinion more carefully, avoiding ambiguity of misleading headlines. He apparently (as I understand it) insisted on the story-line about the MB team being on the market for sale, despite MB' denial. The revelation by the German automaker suggests, this decision is result of long internal marketing analytical process ending with shareholders voting to allocate funds for next CA period. This is not something which was decided over night. Anything Jordan heard was therefore not very credible, and consequently perhaps not helpful to his credibility as well. 

 

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On 10/7/2020 at 7:24 AM, KoolMonkey said:

I think all of his wild predictions are true in the sense that they "could" be true. ie. they are options

He's bloody schrodingers cat ain't he.. 😹

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Date 2020.11.04   Time 8:22 (UTC)

OneStopStrategy:

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(GMM) Aldo Costa says he doubts Mercedes can be beaten by any rival Formula 1 team any time soon.

The Italian designed Mercedes' dominant title-winning F1 cars until last year, when he decided to move to the Italian race car designer Dallara.
 

Oh that's good news we need right now. I am "hoping" FiA with Brawn will find even more ways how to put brakes on corrective work rivals need to close a gap. 

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5 hours ago, Sakae said:

neStopStrategy:

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(GMM) Aldo Costa says he doubts Mercedes can be beaten by any rival Formula 1 team any time soon.

The Italian designed Mercedes' dominant title-winning F1 cars until last year, when he decided to move to the Italian race car designer Dallara.
 

I agree with Aldo here. They are way too far ahead of the game for anyone to catch them. Lewis is looking clear to get atleast 8 titles by next year in F1 before he calls it quits.

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