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    Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

    Uh-huh. Jealous much? Smiley

     

    Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren's deep racing heritage ultimately gives them an advantage over current champion team Red Bull Racing.

    He suggested that because the Red Bull team are effectively an off-shoot of a drinks company rather than a firm solely focused on racing and sportscar, they are unlikely to build a long record of success like McLaren and Ferrari's.

    "[Red Bull] have not been there as long as our teams," Hamilton was quoted as saying by the Guardian.

    "Our teams have got status they would like to keep.

    "For many, many years it has been McLaren and Ferrari at the front and now we have got a new team that has come and knocked us off the top.

    "But I am really certain that either team will do absolutely everything in their power to make sure they can remain at the top.

    "Red Bull are not a manufacturer, they are a drinks company.

    "It's a drinks company versus McLaren/Ferrari history.

    "I don't know what their plan is.

    "Our team is building to become a bigger manufacturer, like Ferrari, and I can only see our team being there for a ridiculous amount of time.

    "It is a pure-bred racing team."

    Red Bull Racing was created when Dietrich Mateschitz's drinks form, a long-time sponsor of various racing teams and drivers, bought the struggling Jaguar F1 squad at the end of 2004.

    Hamilton added that while McLaren hadn't had anywhere near as smooth a winter build-up as Red Bull, he had no doubt that his team would get back on the pace - with McLaren bringing a massively revised car to Melbourne in a bid to put their turbulent testing behind them.

    "I'm never one to give up," Lewis promised.

    "I'm not going to sit here and say 'the championship is over, blah, blah, blah'.

    "I'm ready and when the car is ready I will be at the front and I will win races.

    "Just because we don't have a winning car right now, that doesn't mean it won't become a world championship-winning car.

    "We'll see."

     

    http://www.itv.com/formula1/news/2011/3/lewis-says-red-bull-just-a-drinks-firm-4493/

     

     

     


    Re: Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

    What an idiotic array of comments from Lewis... How about you talk less "we'll see" and show more wins..

    "I don't know what their [Red Bull] plan is" Really??? Last time i checked their plan was simple. TO BEAT YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE

    I think this is just talk for the sake of talk from McLaren, of course they have to attack a team beating them but this is not the way to do it. I'd rather you guys pull up those "privacy" blinds in the pits again and cheat yourself to the next championship


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton generally talks too much and inevitably comes up with very colloquial expressions about every situation that often amount to nonsense.

    In his post qualification and post race interviews he goes on for longer than needed. "Why use 100 words when you can use 1000" attitude.


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

     Just playing mind games IMO


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    Re: Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

    What mind games? The statements above are just talk, empty of any substance.


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

    Well, seems the statements are doing their job  


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    Re: Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

    Have I just gone back in time? He made these comments over a month ago!!

     

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    987 Boxster & New VW Scirocco


    Re: Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

    Carlos from Spain:

    Well, seems the statements are doing their job  

     

    Ya to further my deep dislike of anything McLaren Smiley


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

    It's really got to hurt for a McLaren driver to lose to a driver from a soft drink company. Probably better not to mention it though.Smiley


    Re: Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

    Atlantis:

    Have I just gone back in time? He made these comments over a month ago!!

     

    Oh, well let's just move on then. Smiley


    Re: Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

    Gladstone:

    It's really got to hurt for a McLaren driver to lose to a driver from a soft drink company. Probably better not to mention it though.Smiley


        Thats funny!

     


    Re: Red Bull "just a drinks company" - Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton secretly drinks Red Bull......


     
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