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Title: Congratulations Baby cakes
Post by: Alonsofan on February 27, 2019, 11:21:01 AM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47387060

Congratulations Baby cakes on your new job  :yahoo: :yahoo:
Ambassador,  very snazzy, your biggest fan approves  :good:
Title: Re: Congratulations Baby cakes
Post by: John S on February 27, 2019, 01:36:10 PM
I don't mind the Ambassador role but I hope he stays out of the car at these early tests.

Carlos & Lando need a car engineered to suit them to get maximum from both them & car, but with the best will in the world how are McLaren engineers going to be allowed to dismiss from the race cars any changes 'Baby Cakes' driving style throws up.

Let the young guns have it their way, then at first in-season test get Alonso to validate if there is more speed in the car either as it's set up already - or his way.

 
Title: Re: Congratulations Baby cakes
Post by: cosworth151 on February 27, 2019, 04:11:45 PM
I suspect that Alonso will get some laps in the car at the next session. They will most likely be as much or more for the publicity value than for any engineering input. Remember, his title is Ambassador, not Advisor.
Title: Re: Congratulations Baby cakes
Post by: Calman on February 27, 2019, 08:34:35 PM
.. does this now put him parallel with Sir Bernie's job position?  :D

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Title: Re: Congratulations Baby cakes
Post by: Scott on February 27, 2019, 09:11:37 PM
Can I ask an awkward question (to Alonsofan)?  From your over-expressed love and nick-name for Alonzo, I have always assumed you are a woman - yet for the past while your profile picture has been of a middle aged balding guy...is my assumption wrong? :DntKnw: :o
Title: Re: Congratulations Baby cakes
Post by: Dare on February 27, 2019, 11:08:45 PM
If baby cakes wanted to drive the 2019 Mercedes F1 car he shouldn't have retired. He's a distraction for the real drivers
Title: Re: Congratulations Baby cakes
Post by: Alonsofan on February 28, 2019, 06:48:00 AM
Can I ask an awkward question (to Alonsofan)?  From your over-expressed love and nick-name for Alonzo, I have always assumed you are a woman - yet for the past while your profile picture has been of a middle aged balding guy...is my assumption wrong? :DntKnw: :o

I wouldn't say it was an awkward question Scott, more like irrelevant. Not sure what my gender has to do with this post, or any other. Does it really matter if I am male or female then??
When you join GPW it claims to be the friendliest F1 forum site on the web so maybe Scott, before login on you should remember to drop the handbag and paint on the smile. As I say to my children, "if you don't have anything nice to say, then zip your lip."

Anyway back to the post....
I think a lot of people confuse advice with criticism.

It could well be a publicity stunt. Or maybe, just to throw it out there, are McLaren having doubts about their driver line up this season or missing feedback from them? Both drivers seem able to put in a quick lap, but maybe as a rookie Norris is still learning how to provide feedback for the engineers. Fernando, with all his experience, is a source of information that any team would love to tap in to.
Title: Re: Congratulations Baby cakes
Post by: Scott on February 28, 2019, 11:38:46 AM
No offense meant, just trying to figure out your current profile picture.