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Title: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: Calman on February 10, 2019, 09:05:31 PM
Having said that ... Max will likely dent two of them in the first 6 weeks!!!  :D

https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/30659/verstappen-will-get-three-aston-martin-s-as-company-cars.html

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: Luke on February 10, 2019, 09:28:51 PM
3 sounds like a fair number.  I mean, most people get no company cars, but still, 3 sounds good.  Why not 4?  Or 2?
Title: Re: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: Scott on February 11, 2019, 10:44:39 AM
I thought AM was after a sophisticated crowd.  Geek/Bully at the wheel of an AM...let me run out to a dealer right now  :crazy:

One probably would have been fine for their sponsor commitment.
Title: Re: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: cosworth151 on February 11, 2019, 03:03:33 PM
Is it true that Lewis gets an SLS AMG and Valtteri gets a Smart 4 Two?
Title: Re: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: Jericoke on February 11, 2019, 03:14:59 PM
3 sounds like a fair number.  I mean, most people get no company cars, but still, 3 sounds good.  Why not 4?  Or 2?

At a guess... how many residences does he maintain?

Alternatively, if he's expected to drive while at home and at race weekends, maybe he needs three so at least one is available while the others are being shipped.  Or perhaps he needs localized RHD/LHD models
Title: Re: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: Scott on February 11, 2019, 06:01:50 PM
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At a guess... how many residences does he maintain?
I thought he lived in his parents basement.
Title: Re: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: Luke on February 11, 2019, 06:05:12 PM
I thought he lived in his parents basement.

And released only on race weekends?  And Public Service days of course.
Title: Re: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: Calman on February 11, 2019, 07:03:07 PM
Apparently his community service stint is now complete.

So ... maybe he can become the reserve road sweeper at the Australian GP? (when his Bull breaks down) :DntKnw:

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: Alianora La Canta on February 11, 2019, 08:41:25 PM
I assume he will have:

- one that is only wheeled out for promotional days to keep that immaculate "just rolled off the production line" look

- one to take around Europe for the benefit of paddock posing

- one for home, to look good while doing the groceries while car #2 is in transit to the next race venue
Title: Re: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: Luke on February 11, 2019, 08:59:30 PM
Thing is though Ali, the one for PR events would be specifically the PR one, not his own company car.  If Aston Martin needed a pristine car, they would have it on hand, probably with Red Bull painted all over it.  The other 2 I can see though.
Title: Re: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: Alianora La Canta on February 11, 2019, 09:07:10 PM
Thing is though Ali, the one for PR events would be specifically the PR one, not his own company car.  If Aston Martin needed a pristine car, they would have it on hand, probably with Red Bull painted all over it.  The other 2 I can see though.

Depends if they're making him pay insurance on it ;)
Title: Re: Don't Knock It! ...
Post by: Luke on February 11, 2019, 09:14:33 PM
Depends if they're making him pay insurance on it ;)

Given his age, I estimate his insurance on an Aston Martin at about 30k a year, and that's with one of those black boxes installed  :D