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Formula 1 - F1 - Current Season Discussion

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While there had been speculation and even assumptions about the nature of the allegations, sources have told The Sun the investigation is set to centre on a female employee’s concerns about Horner’s strict work regime and does not relate to any sexual impropriety.

That's too bad...now the tabloids can't make a "Horny Spice" reference.
 

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That's too bad...now the tabloids can't make a "Horny Spice" reference.

Horner probably raised his voice once at Perez which led to these allegations.

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Rumor is that the current chairman of Mercedes Ola Källenius isn't really a big fan of motorsports so he shot down the 2+1 and ambassador role for Lewis's contract. All Toto could offer was the 1+1.
Mercedes certainly could nix the ambassador role for their company, but they are a minority owner of the F1 team.

In other news, what's up with this indentured servitude BS? Sounds like F1 is in need of their own Curt Flood:

 

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Mercedes certainly could nix the ambassador role for their company, but they are a minority owner of the F1 team.

In other news, what's up with this indentured servitude BS? Sounds like F1 is in need of their own Curt Flood:


Very common, stops engineers jumping ship with all the secrets, usually have to serve 6-12 months of fully paid "gardening leave" too before they can start at a new team.
 

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Very common, stops engineers jumping ship with all the secrets, usually have to serve 6-12 months of fully paid "gardening leave" too before they can start at a new team.
All of the above, this is very common in many industries, not just F1.
 

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This is different than the gardening leave that is enforced. This is a flat-out prohibition on recruiting. This is illegal in my state. I fully understand that this may be common, but it's bullsh!t and a rare example of where the EU/UK lag behind the labor protections available here.
 

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Still don't understand how Mercedes is really going to enforce this on Lewis. They can prevent Lewis from talking to their staff about leaving Ferrari but that doesn't mean Ferrari is under contract to not talk to anyone.

Ferrari- Lewis, who do you want us to hire to come over?
Lewis- I want these guys coming with me but I can't talk to them.
Ferrari- No problem. We'll call them up for you. You just stay out of it.

Mercedes- Lewis stop poaching our staff!!!
Lewis- I never spoke to anyone.
 

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This is illegal in my state.
Non competes were not uncommon in my industry for many years (not so much anymore).

I’ve had lots of colleagues over the years successfully fight them due to the strong non compete laws in CA.
 

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This is different than the gardening leave that is enforced. This is a flat-out prohibition on recruiting. This is illegal in my state. I fully understand that this may be common, but it's bullsh!t and a rare example of where the EU/UK lag behind the labor protections available here.

Who would Lewis want to take over to Ferrari anyway?

I reckon he is ready to make the Switch from Bono to a new race engineer anyway and his physio/PA has already gone.

Make no mistake he has his ducks in a row and will hit the ground running in 2025.
 

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Distressing signs today that Max will roll unbothered toward his third WDC this year.
 

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Distressing signs today that Max will roll unbothered toward his third WDC this year.
I saw the long run pace times where he was like 1 second faster than the next fastest car. Not looking good for everyone else.
 

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What an enormous failure on the part of Liberty and F1. F1 was already getting more popular around the world, but had gained a great foothold in the US after DTS. The shitshow race in Abu Dhabi to give Max his first DWC, followed by the most boring procession of a season possible last year threatens to undo the last 10 years of work.

I'm not sure I could be less excited about a Formula 1 season than I am right now. Are Red Bull fans even excited for this?
 

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Ford has just turned up the temperature

 

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