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Old 12-17-2018, 11:48 AM
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Are they going to a different wheel rim and tire..er..tyre size for 2019?
What is a wheel rim? You've been taking the brit's commentary to seriously.
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Louise making friends with his hometown neighbors.... what toolbag.

https://motorsports.nbcsports.com/20...ia-blasts-him/
Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home – except maybe for five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton has suffered a major backlash from his native Great Britain, particularly from residents past and present of his hometown of Stevenage, about 30 miles north of London.

During Sunday’s annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year show, Hamilton, who earned his fifth F1 title this year, referred to his hometown in a less than flattering way.

“It’s been a really long journey, a dream for us all, as a family, to do something different, to get out of the slums,” Hamilton said.

Almost immediately realizing he misspoke, Hamilton quickly tried to correct himself, adding, “Well, we would say it’s not the slums, but just come out from somewhere and do something.”

The 33-year-old Hamilton’s “slums” comment set the social media world on fire.

According to the United Kingdom’s Daily Star newspaper, here are some of those comments:

* Stevenage Borough Council leader Sharon Taylor said residents felt “very offended” at Hamilton’s comments and also called them “disappointing.” Taylor added, “He clearly realized what he had said and tried to correct it but sadly the people of our town, many of whom admire and support him, felt very offended.”

* Hamilton’s former babysitter said he was “shocked” at Hamilton’s words, calling Stevenage “charming and peaceful.”

* One Twitter user wrote: “Lewis Hamilton describing Stevenage as a slum [laughing emoji]. What an absolute toolbag.”

* Another Twitter user said: “Lewis Hamilton has just insulted EVERYONE in his home town of Stevenage!! It is NOT a ‘SLUM’ you t***!!”

* Added another Twitter user: “@LewisHamilton Are you for real?! Get your head out of your own a***! Slums?! I’ve lost a lot respect for you. Everyone knows that’s not true. #Stevenage #Hometown #SPOTY.”

* And one more tweet: “When your first friends and family are from the ‘slums’, don’t alienate your roots.. There’s worse places to live #stevenage #lewishamilton.”

Hamilton has not responded to the criticism nor publicly apologized for his comments. He finished second in the annual awards ceremony, as Tour de France Geraint Thomas captured top honors.

Given that Hamilton now lives in Monaco due to U.K. tax laws, and throw in the current drama, perhaps Hamilton will heed the author Thomas Wolfe’s words: “You can’t go home again.”
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^When you're 5 time World Champion and live in Monaco, everywhere else is the slums.

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^When you're 5 time World Champion and live in Monaco, everywhere else is the slums.
yes, but you don't point it out in front of millions of people, it's called being an arrogant f*ck
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Can someone let me know if I'm supposed to be offended by this?
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One year closer to the 2020 rule changes
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Can someone let me know if I'm supposed to be offended by this?
If you live in his home town and don't consider it a slum, then yeah....
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Vettel removes kids MB hat and gives him his Ferrari hat

http://www.a1plus.tv/vettel-takes-of...ari-hat-video/
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Should be a great season
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Vettel removes kids MB hat and gives him his Ferrari hat

http://www.a1plus.tv/vettel-takes-of...ari-hat-video/
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Hamilton will continue to dominate.

vettel will nip at his heels

Bottas will play his role

leclerec will make Ferrari regret not fighting harder to keep a competent driver.

VER will improve.
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Originally Posted by jashmore1234 View Post
Hamilton will continue to dominate.

vettel will nip at his heels

Bottas will play his role

leclerec will make Ferrari regret not fighting harder to keep a competent driver.

VER will improve.
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Originally Posted by jashmore1234 View Post
Hamilton will continue to dominate.

vettel will nip at his heels

Bottas will play his role

leclerec will make Ferrari regret not fighting harder to keep a competent driver.

VER will improve.

Kimi will still be the most entertaining part of the season.
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Whoa, didn't see this coming....


Maurizio Arrivabene replaced by Mattia Binotto at Ferrari
https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/n...team-principal
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Whoa, didn't see this coming....


Maurizio Arrivabene replaced by Mattia Binotto at Ferrari
https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/n...team-principal
Wow. Neither did I. I thought he showed passion and was doing a decent job but I guess not.
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Originally Posted by Thunder22 View Post
Whoa, didn't see this coming....


Maurizio Arrivabene replaced by Mattia Binotto at Ferrari
https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/n...team-principal

Interesting! Thanks for the post! I'm excited for the new season!
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This will be interesting. I thought Arrivabene had just the right touch what with directing the Team and handling delicate driver egos.

Nice man who shied away from the camera; we didn't get to know him too well.
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Pirelli talking new tire stuff.

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Originally Posted by Thunder22 View Post
Whoa, didn't see this coming....


Maurizio Arrivabene replaced by Mattia Binotto at Ferrari
https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/n...team-principal
Good news for team Mercedes. I considered him a superior leader.


He also has the coolest name ever.
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