BMW: Two Views From The Paddock

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If anything else, it could be said that no one is quite sure how BMW will make out this year.

That may just be their secret weapon against Ferrari and McLaren. In two seperate interviews, Kimi and Ron have different opinions of how BMW will do this season. With a surge of exciting proportions at Bahrain, BMW has got everyone’s attention. Kimi thinks they have a good shot at winning race while Ron feels their charge will fade starting in Europe.

Kimi:

“In the end I already said that in this season it will be very hard to gain every single place. It will be a very long and tough championship. I wouldn’t be surprised if BMW won some races this year.

“There will be Grands Prix where we will be stronger and others where they will have an advantage; the same is true for McLaren, who remain very competitive.”

Ron:

“I think that we respect all competitors and they’re doing a better job than they’ve done at any other time in their involvement in F1.

“But it is when we get to Europe that the R&D and speed of manufacture starts to make a difference. We’ll be very strong and I’m not at all unduly worried about the future. It will be a fight right through the season.”

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gplegend
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gplegend

Hey Ron. In Europe, BMW-Sauber will be working on making their car faster while your R&D guys are trying to figure out how to keep the front wings from falling apart!

Negative Camber
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Color me reactionary but if I were Ron, I think the first thing I would look at when I got back to Europe is the switches/button on the McLaren Steering wheel. Just saying…

Lucas S.
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Lucas S.

Two very good points.

Can you imagine if Lewis had an ejector seat in his car? He would have launched himself in to the stands by now.

Lucas S.

P.S. If you haven’t pictured that yet read it again and do so, it’s quite entertaining

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

Thanks for the visual, Lucas. That made my day.

I’m currently working on a microphone that repels when it gets near Anthony Hamilton’s mouth, like trying to put two magnet’s positive (or negative) ends together. Unfortunately, I think AntHam’s voice has alternating polarity properties.

Lucas S.
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Lucas S.

LOL, I think his tonsils also act as a tractor beam for microphones.

Lucas S.

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I certainly understand a guy who wants to take care of his father who has supported him all these years. If my father were still living; I would do the same as Lewis but I would not have my father as my manager. That’s just pooping too close tot he house and Anthony, although a wizened veteran of the world, is not an F1 manager or sports manager. I think Lewis is doing himself an injustice.

Lucas S.
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Lucas S.

I agree NC, I’m all for Lewis buying his dad a house to retire in and flying him out to watch the races of whatever flips their switch but this father/son management situation is not a good idea.

Lucas S.