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    Grid girls are used in all kind of racing sports, even cycling. The main purpose was to make any podium picture more attractive when published the next day in newspapers around the world. Simple marketing on the part of the organizers that worked! hard to miss 4 gorgeous women with an ugly sweaty racer in the middle on the front page. Makes you forget the fat politicians standing in the back.

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    Finished reading Newey's book. Wish there was a sequel, love all the F1 stores... except the one from 5/1/1994. Neat to know that he name his daughter Charlotte after the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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    Nice need to order that one.
    And F1 Elvis’s book too The Mechanic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daft_mx5 View Post
    And F1 Elvis’s book too The Mechanic.
    Thanks, my next read!
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    Errr coming out soon on Amazon.
    Wow we.

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    Default Hilfiger to sponsor Mercedes F1

    Stroll looking to the future for a move to Merc? Won't hurt!

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    Mercedes partners with Tommy Hilfiger in multi-year deal

    After Hugo Boss decided not to renew their deal with the Mercedes team in order to join up with Formula E, Tommy Hilfiger has stepped into the fray and the distinctive logo will be seen on the Mercedes W09 and on all team clothing.


    "We are delighted to welcome Tommy Hilfiger to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and back to the world of Formula One," said Toto Wolff, Team Principal. "It is always exciting to embark on a new partnership, particularly when it touches such a key area of our team's image; I am positive that it will energize our brand and bring a new spin to how we are perceived from this season.


    "We are excited to see how Tommy Hilfiger will dress the team this season and to showcase their exciting plans to the fans of Formula One."


    The brand is no stranger to Formula 1 having previously sponsored Lotus in the early 1990s and also linked up Ferrari for a number of years.

    "From the first time I attended a Formula One race, I was completely fascinated by the world of motorsports," added Tommy Hilfiger. "To be re-entering this arena with World Champions Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and their number one team is an incredible way to fuse fashion and Formula One.


    "I recognize the passion, spirit and drive that the entire Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team shows at every race, and these shared qualities are why I'm excited to partner with them for the upcoming seasons."
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    And interesting the Hilfiger relationship to Stroll.
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    As if Mercedes even needs a dime of stroll $.

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    True
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    Been thinking about Tommy Hilfiger...and made zero sense with Merc. They don’t need any $.....but Williams sure as hell do.
    So perhaps....that was part of the pay driver arrangent with Stroll, where daddy “buys” a big (possibly inflated) sponsorship with the mothership, and they in turn send a bunch of Merc engines to Williams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daft_mx5 View Post
    Been thinking about Tommy Hilfiger...and made zero sense with Merc. They don’t need any $.....but Williams sure as hell do.
    So perhaps....that was part of the pay driver arrangent with Stroll, where daddy “buys” a big (possibly inflated) sponsorship with the mothership, and they in turn send a bunch of Merc engines to Williams.

    ?
    Don't think it's that planned. They just needed a new supplier for clothing and Hilfiger is an obvious choice given the Stroll connection. Certainly doesn't hurt being more connected with Merc.

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    Watched the first few episodes of the McLaren series on Prime. So far its pretty good. I enjoy the technical side vs. the drivers, but still very entertaining.

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    Kinda relevant to more than just F1, but feels appropriate here: https://www.wired.com/2016/07/motors...pment-secrecy/

    Good read. Pretty crazy the lengths tire manufacturers go to.

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    Wow, that is interesting. I've seen stewards clean tracks before, didn't know the rubber was one if the things they collected.
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    Indycars new head protection device.

    better than F1s halo for sure. I think a little more styling and a little lower and it would be great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scruffy View Post
    Kinda relevant to more than just F1, but feels appropriate here: https://www.wired.com/2016/07/motors...pment-secrecy/

    Good read. Pretty crazy the lengths tire manufacturers go to.
    that is pretty cool.

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    They've officially moved the Fuji WEC race so Alonso can make it. Now the Fuji race is the same weekend as Petit Lemans which a bunch of drivers can now not do both. It's pissed a lot of people off to move the date because of Alonso.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petawawarace View Post
    They've officially moved the Fuji WEC race so Alonso can make it. Now the Fuji race is the same weekend as Petit Lemans which a bunch of drivers can now not do both. It's pissed a lot of people off to move the date because of Alonso.
    They don't care, they know how much exposure Indy got last year with him there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    They don't care, they know how much exposure Indy got last year with him there.

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    Yup for sure. It will be better for the series.

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    Interesting shift to front weight bias, new Haas F1.

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