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Offline Alianora La Canta

Re: Max V
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2018, 11:22:32 AM »
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  • I don't think there's a demotion path available to Max, the way there was for Daniil. The reason he was promoted when he was in the first place was because Max and Franz Tost managed to have a spectacular falling-out in China 2016 which pretty much resulted in Max being barred from further participation in the team.

    It would likely take more than one further incident (unless it was a spectacular one) for Red Bull to consider sacking Max. However, if it does, I think Max will be put in a Red Bull seat outside F1 or be obliged to freelance his way back in. (Mercedes and Ferrari have Ocon and Leclerc respectively who are ahead of him in certain critical qualities, Renault's fragmented scheme would probably prefer Rowland at this point and Max never had the diplomacy to become a Honda junior driver).
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    Re: Max V
    « Reply #31 on: June 02, 2018, 01:48:00 PM »
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  • Well Alia that leaves Force India as the best seat for Max next season if Red Bull sack him.  :D
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    Offline Calman

    Re: Max V
    « Reply #32 on: June 02, 2018, 07:23:21 PM »
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  • I get the impression that Max and Horner barely talk.  I can't recall the last moment I saw them together on film.  Max runs to Marko whether he has a problem or does well. 

    Maybe the rumours of Horner leaving the team have a little something to do with Max and the support he has within the team on other fronts.

    I think in some way, Christian now realises that Mad Max is not the star pupil he was looking likely to be and that clearly all his incidents are creating heat from various commanding controllers within RBR.  Back in the day, it appeared that Christian looked after Seb, while Danny Ric just got on with the job (outperforming Seb here and there).   However, since Mad Max has turned into a wrecking machine, Christian appears to have Danny Ric's back, more than he did in the last few seasons!

    All the best,
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Max V
    « Reply #33 on: June 03, 2018, 08:58:23 AM »
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  • Well Alia that leaves Force India as the best seat for Max next season if Red Bull sack him.  :D

    Could he please not? (Besides, I think George Russell has baggsied that spot, if there's a vacancy).

    PS: For anyone new to GP Wizard: I am a big fan of Force India and no fan at all of Max...
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    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Max V
    « Reply #34 on: June 03, 2018, 03:45:38 PM »
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  • If there is one thing that Force India has learned the hard way, it is never, Never, NEVER get a driver who likes to play bumper cars with his team mate.
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    Offline lkjohnson1950

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    « Reply #35 on: June 03, 2018, 07:17:17 PM »
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  • Yes, and FIF1 finally handled it properly, R/B has not.
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    Re: Max V
    « Reply #36 on: June 09, 2018, 02:00:42 AM »
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  • I want to apply for a job as a designer for Red Bull....
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    Offline Tiger1924

    Re: Max V
    « Reply #37 on: June 09, 2018, 12:03:49 PM »
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  • Yes I agree that Max has made a few mistakes but he's young and will gain experience. He's still a good driver who brings fun & excitement to the race which is what we want, let's face it if all the drivers were like Hamilton it would be as dull as ditch water 😴😴

    Offline Dare

    Re: Max V
    « Reply #38 on: June 09, 2018, 12:16:58 PM »
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  • Yes I agree that Max has made a few mistakes but he's young and will gain experience. He's still a good driver who brings fun & excitement to the race which is what we want, let's face it if all the drivers were like Hamilton it would be as dull as ditch water 😴😴


    And if all the drivers were like Max we'd have no cars
    finishing the races and way less viewers
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    Re: Max V
    « Reply #39 on: June 09, 2018, 12:26:49 PM »
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  • First of all Welcome Tiger, good to see you posting in topics as well.  :good:

    I agree with most of what you say but have to stop short on your Lewis comment. Spoiled rich playboy image off track may be levelled at him; but Lewis can still turn on the speed, precision, skill and racecraft like few others.

    Surely that's what we watch F1 for.


    « Last Edit: June 09, 2018, 12:30:48 PM by John S »
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    Offline Alianora La Canta

    Re: Max V
    « Reply #40 on: June 09, 2018, 02:34:06 PM »
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  • Welcome to GP Wizard, Tiger1924, and on the point of personality I do agree - we need 20 different drivers, not 20 clones of anyone. (Also, this is a forum which has, perhaps, a higher degree of scepticism about the attractiveness of Lewis' personality than average*). And when Max drives well, it is exciting.

    * - You will also find I tend to waffle on a bit sometimes...
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    Offline cosworth151

    Re: Max V
    « Reply #41 on: June 09, 2018, 07:01:31 PM »
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  • Howdy, Tiger! Welcome to GP Wizard. Glad to have you here.
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    Offline Scott

    Re: Max V
    « Reply #42 on: June 10, 2018, 08:38:45 PM »
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  • Welcome Tiger!  Your opinions as a fan are absolutely welcome here, but might not always be shared  ;) ;). I think Max can be exciting, but I question the 'fun' part.  :P
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    Offline Calman

    Re: Max V
    « Reply #43 on: July 01, 2018, 12:55:05 AM »
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  • Well ... after a little "handbag moment" in Qualy, it's nice to say that, for once, Max was actually 'in the right'.  Don't get me wrong, I do like Danny Ric, but that was all a bit of a verbal spat in the playground and could have easily been avoided, as the RBR rules of alternative weekends are very clear!!

    Best Regards,
    Cal :)
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    Offline Scott

    Re: Max V
    « Reply #44 on: July 01, 2018, 08:40:58 AM »
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  • There’s more going on than meets they eye.  Austria has time for 3 runs vs the typical 2.  DR was ok leading 2, but wanted a chance on the third.  That’s the surface excuse anyway, but don’t forget how the team has been treating him in the press, saying of course he will stay, but not at any cost...blah blah.  There is surely something intense going on behind the scenes for DR to behave that way.
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