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22 Sep 2018 01:36:14
Anyone know anything about this Lando Norris kid that will be driving for McLaren next year? 18 years old and being hailed as a super star.
The reason I ask is because Mc:Laren did this with Perez, Magnussen and Vandoorne and they have talent, but it's not like they've gone on to light up the racing scene.

{Ed001's Note - I just wonder if he ever gets called Chuck or Calrissian with that name? He is highly rated, but, at that age it is difficult to know if they really are that good or not.}

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Sporting Villains Part 1: Spain's Paralympic Basketball Team 2000

20 Sep 2018 16:22:28
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Sporting Villains Part 1: Spain's Paralympic Basketball Team 2000

Possibly, probably even, the biggest sporting scandal of all time begins our new Sporting Villains series.

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16 Sep 2018 17:14:05
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Singapore Talking Points

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10 Sep 2018 12:40:43
Ed01 if you are about, I've got three questions for you.
1. Just how important do you think Lewis Hamilton is to Mecedez? I mean, Ferrari seems the fastest and perhaps strongest on the grid but Mecedez is top of the standing.
2. Do you share in the thought that Vettel has been wasteful with his opportunities ths season? One mistake or the other! Is it a case of concentration or not being up to scratch? Kind of like Kimi more.
3. Do you see a possibility of LH joining ferrari in the future? I mean Kimi won't be around forever. Would be nice to see both battle it with same cars. Just my ignorant thought.
For the records though, I just picked interest in the sport not long ago so don't know much of it. Thanks.

{Ed001's Note - 1. He is the only reason they are top, without him they would be chasing Ferrari. That is why they have worked so hard to keep him.

2. He is just having a bad year. Trying too hard in my opinion as he is desperate to beat Hamilton and knows he is running out of time to do so.

3. That would be nice, or at least if the cars were just equally matched but suited to different circuits etc. However it is very unlikely to happen.}

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10 Sep 2018 14:38:11
Great insight! I appreciate it

{Ed001's Note - very welcome mate and good to have you on the site.}

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02 Sep 2018 21:37:57
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Italy Talking Points

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03 Sep 2018 15:53:49
Thanks Ed01. Always insightful and glad to see my man do it in Monza. Really enjoyed it

{Ed001's Note - really good race, this season has been very good so far.}

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27 Aug 2018 11:10:40
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Belgium Talking Points

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27 Aug 2018 17:51:30
Did Hulkenberg fall asleep at the wheel on the first corner? That really was an amateur error from him. It's the sort of thing you see in the F1 video game in online lobbies.

{Ed001's Note - I think he got hit from behind didn't he? Or am I getting mixed up, as there were so many crashing it got a bit confused!}

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29 Aug 2018 21:22:54
Hulkenburg forgot to break, shunted Alonso in the rear and sent him over the top of a Sauber lol. Halo saved the Sauber drivers life though! As the car would have crushed his head otherwise.

{Ed001's Note - oh ok I thought he was one of the ones who get whacked from behind. Wasn't one of the cars suffering a brake by wire problem which was the cause of one of the crashes? If so, was it him? Or did he genuinely just brake way too late?}

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29 Aug 2018 22:56:06
He said he was at fault when interviewed at the end, but it could well have been a brake problem.

{Ed001's Note - ah no if he said he was at fault he will have been.}

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14 Aug 2018 20:08:25
Alonso has announced he will retire at the end of the season. Shame, he was a fun driver to watch.

{Ed001's Note - he was always likely to leave F1, but you are right it is a shame, he still had a couple of years left in him.}

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14 Aug 2018 20:25:56
Indy next for him then? Get that triple crown that he's so desperate to achieve.

{Ed001's Note - looks that way. I wouldn't bet against him doing it.}

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14 Aug 2018 20:29:17
Of course not, he's an awesome driver and certainly has the mentalty to do it.

{Ed001's Note - the problem with him is that he almost gives up when things are not going his way. When they are he is one of the best, when they aren't he gets all sulky and whiny. }

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14 Aug 2018 20:37:36
"AHHHH! This F***ing GP2 engine!"

Oh he certainly sulked when it came to Honda xD But it was hilarious to watch.
Him and Kimi are the best on the radios. Seriously!

{Ed001's Note - that is probably what I will miss most. Can't see Kimi lasting much longer either, sadly.}

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18 Aug 2018 17:02:51
So Sainz is the replacement for Alonso next year. I think that's the kind of choice I'd have made to be honest. It's evident that McLaren won't be a top tier team next year yet again, so they shouldn't be wasting the time of top tier drivers.

Sad day indeed for McLaren.

{Ed001's Note - not sure I would have gone near Sainz though.}

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04 Aug 2018 13:41:34
Ricciardo to Renault? Eh. Wtf?! Lol.

{Ed001's Note - does seem an odd move. They are going backwards, you would think he would have looked at someone moving forwards.}

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04 Aug 2018 14:22:14
Agree Ed, especially with Kimi likely leaving Ferrari at the end of the season.

Perhaps he wants to be the #1 driver for his team and seeing the rise of Max, plus only 2nd driver choices for the likes of Ferrari, I guess Renalt is his next best option as a Works team?

{Ed001's Note - yeah but they are not exactly a well funded works team and their engine is looking likely to be the worst of the lot next season. I suppose it just shows how few options there are for a driver who wants to be challenging these days.}

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04 Aug 2018 14:41:56
We'll have to see I guess Ed, one of the Sky pundits was saying something about Hamilton taking a punt on Mercedes who were mid-pack at the time, comparing it to Ricciardo's move to Renault.
Not buying it myself, and it also doesn't look good for McLaren. =[

{Ed001's Note - yeah I can't see Renault doing what the Mercs did as they don't have the funding, engine or organisation behind them. McLaren made a huge error giving up on Honda too soon, they just needed to work with them.}

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04 Aug 2018 16:18:50
To be honest, I think Honda just had to go. They were so bad the last 3 years that it made McLaren look stupid. Being overtaken so easily by lesser teams and even new teams like Haas was just embarrassing.

I've never understood why McLaren don't make their own engines. They have a $250m budget for this season(according to F1 Today), and if Renault can make their own engines with $200m budget, then McLaren should be able to do it with $250m.

{Ed001's Note - McLaren were very difficult to work with was the problem, they would not compromise to work with Honda at all. That was the issue. Now they are with Toro Rosso, the two work together, they compromise on things to make the best platform for both teams. Like when Honda wanted to make a slight change to the size of the engine housing, Toro Rosso just adjusted to compensate. When they had worked with McLaren, they never got the same leeway, just got told the car had been made for X size and no changes would be made.

It could well see the same issues arise when they are in Red Bull next season though, as they are similarly unhelpful to engine suppliers, which is half the problem with the Renault.

I do agree, McLaren should build their own engines and do it properly. They could use those engines in their road cars as well, so it makes sense.}

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04 Aug 2018 16:44:06
Not only that Ed, they could supply other teams with the engines, assuming they're quality engines of course. Ferrari and Mercedes kind of have a monopoly on the engines at the minute, so it would be nice to see other teams bring their own engines and make a statement.

The rumours of Audi and Aston Martin joining the engines ranks in 2022 would be nice if that comes to fruition.

{Ed001's Note - it definitely needs more teams and engines to shake things up.}

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29 Jul 2018 17:18:09
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Hungary Talking Points

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23 Jul 2018 05:22:25
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Germany Talking Points

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14 Jul 2018 23:09:19
Ed001, I don't suppose you know much about the recent McLaren shake up?

{Ed001's Note - last I heard it was still ongoing. Something about committees making decisions slowing them down so they are trying to return to the days of a head honcho making decisions. Not sure who that will be, as Boullier has left and the other guy (whose name I forgot but I think it was Zak something) is wanting to retain oversight, rather than step in and do the day-to-day running of racing car division.

That is not a lot I know but it is all I know about it at the mo. If I get a chance I will have a look into it as I like McLaren so would like to know more.}

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16 Jul 2018 15:04:50
I know I'm more than likely making it sound much more simple than it is, but this all seemed to stem from the first time Ron Dennis relinquished control of the F1 team.

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08 Jul 2018 20:07:06
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Britain Talking Points

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01 Jul 2018 17:55:07
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Austria Talking Points

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24 Jun 2018 17:31:11
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: France Talking Points

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17 Jun 2018 14:19:31
Alonso has the second part of his triple crown, just Indy left. I would love to see him win the f1 championship again but think he will leave the sport at the end of the year which would be a shame. Can’t blame him though, he is a quality driver who wants to win races.

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24 Jun 2018 19:32:57
The way he drove today makes it look like he has had enough and wants out.

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29 Jun 2018 16:16:39
Just seen this ed001, i'm of the same opinion that he is off at the end of the season which is gutting. But I think he will go full time indy and try be a super triple crown winner,
F1 champ,
Endurance champ
Indy champ (and winning indy500 in the process).

{Ed001's Note - I think you are right, I think he will try and win all 3 world titles.}

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10 Jun 2018 21:22:51
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new sports article, Formula 1: Canada Talking Points

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Lionel Messi

08 Jun 2018 11:46:44
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new player profile about, Lionel Messi

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Review Of The Day 8th June 2018

08 Jun 2018 06:16:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 8th June 2018

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Do you know the difference between Release Clauses and Buy Out Clauses?

07 Jun 2018 13:01:22
{Ed's Note - Ed055 has posted a new article entitled, Do you know the difference between Release Clauses and Buy Out Clauses?

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Review Of The Day 7th June 2018

07 Jun 2018 06:59:57
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 7th June 2018

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