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by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

Ahh that clears it up...lets call Lauda names in an attempt to dismiss what he said lol....anyway there is no smoke without fire, I dont need something spelled out for me before I figure it out, maybe you do, fair enough I''m not saying I do. what I have been saying all along is that at the minute ...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If 2009 reg changes hadn't occurred would Vettel be a 3xWDC
Replies: 62
Views: 7261

Re: If 2009 reg changes hadn't occurred would Vettel be a 3x

Alienturnedhuman wrote:
Johnston wrote:I don't think we would have seen much change at the top if no rule changes.

Do you mean you think we would not have seen much change at the top compared to 2008, or compared to what happened?



Compared to 2008.
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

Look at the headline of that article then. Merc is in the quote marks there. Seriously Johnston you're just wasting everyone's time here. Then show me where Neale said it. Which Headline. I have posted the actual Quote and Neale didn't mention any team by name. Neither Lowe, Neale or Mercedes have ...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If 2009 reg changes hadn't occurred would Vettel be a 3xWDC
Replies: 62
Views: 7261

Re: If 2009 reg changes hadn't occurred would Vettel be a 3x

I don't think we would have seen much change at the top if no rule changes. I would also say that it wouldn't be so much just the 2009 rules but also the 2010 refuelling ban and the Quali changes played into the hands of some and away from others. Red Bull have seemed to get a handle on the weight i...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

Johnston,saying that Lowe won't be a threat to Brawn is enough proof for some of us to add the dots,seems you like things spelled out word by word first....it's like me saying that you won't be a threat to one of my employees,it's a senseless thing for me to say unless there is something going on b...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

Johnston,saying that Lowe won't be a threat to Brawn is enough proof for some of us to add the dots,seems you like things spelled out word by word first....it's like me saying that you won't be a threat to one of my employees,it's a senseless thing for me to say unless there is something going on b...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

OK Johnston, that wheel you see there is the one ripped off in the initial impact. That, as has been proven by MANY stills above, went THROUGH the fence. At that stage the car still has 3 wheels attached, so you can't argue there's a second wheel involved either. Here all I was saying was there was...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

No mention of any team name. @Nike IIRC it was Toto Wolff that let the Williams out of the bag. Although he concedes McLaren will miss Lowe, Neale says Mercedes offered an "exotic salary". Looks like a team name to me. As for citing the rules, that's there to stop members hurling abuse at...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

There's nothing left to debate in terms of will he/won't he. I thought I even saw yesterday that Lauda said Lowe's joining the team wasn't meant to be a threat to Brawn, but I may be mistaken on that, it was only a tweet. It's getting tiresome watching you argue with everyone when there is all but ...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

I'm just asking for evidence that this isn't speculation.
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: When is a 'VIP' F1 competition not a 'VIP' prize?
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: When is a 'VIP' F1 competition not a 'VIP' prize?

I didn't say it changed anything I just posted the actual ASA ruling.
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

Image

See how that goes. I have no idea what size it'll turn out.

It was a full screen grab.
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

Mercedes is the only candidate really. Williams can't afford him and McLaren have pretty much confirmed it's Mercedes. Neale said that Merc have bags of gold or something, a clear hint as to what has happened. Lowe is going to Mercedes, possibly sooner rather than later if McLaren and Merc come to ...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

Yes there were those that said the above deals were done and dusted. And just because "About every Journo" doesn't make it true. After Eddie every Journo jumped on the Lewis story. I'm still waiting on that source. any chance? Otherwise it's all speculation. Just because the Journos say it...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

Senna never signed for FI, Webber never signed for Ferrari and prove Lewis signed his deal 6 weeks before he even decided to leave. He decided to leave McLaren and signed for Merc after that! He said as much himself. In a team like Marussia we all know a deal might not be a deal for long if money g...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

And Brawn has said he isn't going anywhere. So if the "Deal in principle" relies on Brawn going Paddy might not have a job to go to.
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

I understand what Johnston is saying in as much as it hasn't been officially confirmed by Mercedes yet, but surely we can agree that it is happening? There is too much evidence in recent weeks and months to suggest that this is happening.... no point debating it endlessly.... it is only a matter of...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

Okay then bring me a source that 100% confirms it and is official not based on "My Sources say" "Deal done in Principal" or "Insiders say" or similar. something that bona fide says from Merc or Paddy that he is on his way to Merc. BTW it's 11:25 GMT 27th Feb 2013. Just ...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

I never said he wasn't leaving. I said the going to merc ATM is speculation.

And as yet NO ONE has offically said he's going to MERC.
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

It may be obvious but it's not fact. It doesn't become fact until it's official.

Unless you can provide me Lowe or Merc saying it is true it is still speculation and assumption. Is that not obvious?
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

I never mentioned 2013. think about it when did Schui have a deal done in principle and not follow through. The gardening leave doesn't confirm it. His contract is up at the end of the year and he's been very publicly caught talking to two teams. In that situation would you let someone work out thei...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

I'm not in denial but as it's not confirmed it's still speculation I'd rather talk known facts . Other comments have had "Deal done in principle" As we all know in principle can change to no deal. As a schui fan you should know that in Principle doesn't mean much As for leaving read Neales...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe and Ross Brawn switch teams?
Replies: 28
Views: 4361

Re: Paddy Lowe and Ross Brawn switch teams?

Laura23 wrote:
Johnston wrote:Why would McLaren want Brawn? He hasn't managed to beat McLaren since '09.

Why would Mercedes want Lowe? He hasn't been part of a WDC team since 08...



Didn't you know, they are playing F1 employee poker. They are trying to get a full hand of Tech Directors. :lol:
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe and Ross Brawn switch teams?
Replies: 28
Views: 4361

Re: Paddy Lowe and Ross Brawn switch teams?

Why would McLaren want Brawn? He hasn't managed to beat McLaren since '09.
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

From your own links It's not yet been confirmed that Lowe will in fact join Mercedes at the end of the current season , but McLaren's announcement that he was being replaced as technical director all-but did the job and strongly suggested that Lowe will be on 'gardening leave' for the rest of 2013 i...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

McLaren got caught with their pants down too. They've lose two big names in less than 6 months because they were stalling around them. They may very well have good reasons for doing so but in both cases the other team has simply offered more cash and got the result they want. As yet Paddy is not co...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

I think it is a safe bet to say that Lauda had tried to get Newey, so what made Newey stay? did he offer him less than what he gets at RBR? Did Newey want to stay at the place he created? or did Newey just think Merc management is crap? I think with Newey he doesn't want to go to a team that means ...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 407640

Re: Annoyances

Yes, I agree. I think I wrote it in the last forum, a couple of years ago I almost crashed into a horse pulling a cart here in the UK, without any sort of lights/reflective strips/hivis or anything. In pitch darkness, as they had turned the lights off after 21:00 in that road. A very big countrysid...
by Johnston
Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

well it would seem this is a done deal as OP says regardless of what Lauda says about "maybe this isnt a done deal", i dunno how i feel about this move as personally i think that Brawn as a TP is better than Lowe can do for Merc, i think its obvious that Brawn will leave in 2014 and i thi...
by Johnston
Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 407640

Re: Annoyances

(This could be a little controversial but....) Horses bring ridden on roads. I love horses but for then to still be allowed on public roads is completely mad. I'm afraid times have moved on and they simply don't fit in with today's traffic levels. I don't mind them being on the roads. It's the cont...
by Johnston
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

No need to remind me I don't hang on every word ;)
by Johnston
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

Haribo have you never heard of "toeing the company line" Every driver does it. Thats why you should never take anything any one in F1 says at face value. Does it only count for Button? You can very well toe the company line and say nothing but with his former statement about Lowe it's a b...
by Johnston
Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 407640

Re: Annoyances

Drivers as a whole annoy me, and I haven't even got a licence Know that feeling one of the reasons I wasn't fussed having mine taken off me I don't know what it is but road users in general seem to be getting dumber. For example. The village we live in is sort of a big junction, roads take you to t...
by Johnston
Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

Haribo have you never heard of "toeing the company line" Every driver does it. Thats why you should never take anything any one in F1 says at face value.
by Johnston
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"
Replies: 240
Views: 22728

Re: Paddy Lowe to Mercedes "a done deal"

Haribo wrote:
Johnston wrote:http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/26/uk-motor-racing-mclaren-idUKBRE91P0PD20130226

"I'd be disappointed if Paddy Lowe moved from the team because that's the guy who's going to help me achieve in the future."



Well obviously not ;)
by Johnston
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 407640

Re: Annoyances

Stupid c**t Audi drivers!! Had some inconsiderate moron deliberately get into the wrong lane at a roundabout to skip the queue and then try to cut in front of me. Except there wasn't any space so he just cut in anyway and expected me to jump out the way. If I had a cheaper car and fully comp insura...
by Johnston
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

The tire came off the passenger side of the car which is past the fence line! It how the engine is on the walkway. The fence gets rattled because there is the equivalent force of 30000 lbs slamming into the support posts. Thats why I said nothing below that part of the over hang moves. It's closer ...
by Johnston
Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nationwide crash @ daytona
Replies: 131
Views: 13721

Re: Nationwide crash @ daytona

What? You clearly see the wheel going over the fence. you can even see it rattling the over hang on the way over. No. Look at the last video I posted. The one from in the stands behind the accident. The wheel starts low and climbs, but never gets higher than about 2/3 of the height of the fence...s...