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(Guardian)   "Ever since I was seven years old Formula One has been my career goal." And now, at 16, he's made it   (theguardian.com) divider line 21
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2014-08-19 07:13:45 AM  
Spectacular - the family name rings a bell. Surely that had nothing to do with it?
 
2014-08-19 08:23:57 AM  
Lewis Hamilton aged 7 and 12
Lewis Hamilton aged 12 and 16

The 12 yo Lewis bit is the same in both vids.

Also, Blue Peter. Heh.
 
2014-08-19 09:09:06 AM  

colinspooky: Spectacular - the family name rings a bell. Surely that had nothing to do with it?


Who the hell is "Verstappen"?

/ know nothing about motor sports
 
2014-08-19 09:19:12 AM  
That's not a terrible seat to get either.  I'm a bit surprised, I haven't been following F1 that closely other than watching the races, I didn't realize Vergne was at risk.
 
2014-08-19 09:20:26 AM  

Muta: colinspooky: Spectacular - the family name rings a bell. Surely that had nothing to do with it?

Who the hell is "Verstappen"?

/ know nothing about motor sports


Obviously you are In the right thread then
 
2014-08-19 09:27:31 AM  

Kurohone: That's not a terrible seat to get either.  I'm a bit surprised, I haven't been following F1 that closely other than watching the races, I didn't realize Vergne was at risk.


Thought the same thing. Is Max another Hamilton that is clearly good enough to jump the ladder like that, or did money play a part?
 
2014-08-19 09:38:22 AM  
I was hoping he would replace Disaster Maldonado...
 
2014-08-19 09:39:39 AM  

Kurohone: That's not a terrible seat to get either.  I'm a bit surprised, I haven't been following F1 that closely other than watching the races, I didn't realize Vergne was at risk.


Yeah, you'd think other drivers had a higher chance at getting replaced/
 
2014-08-19 09:48:46 AM  

Muta: colinspooky: Spectacular - the family name rings a bell. Surely that had nothing to do with it?

Who the hell is "Verstappen"?


Jos Verstappen was an F1 driver in the 90s who never really made it to the bifg teams. Classic mid-grid kind of guy.
 
2014-08-19 10:00:40 AM  
That's a decent race driver name.
 
2014-08-19 10:23:01 AM  

LucklessWonder: Muta: colinspooky: Spectacular - the family name rings a bell. Surely that had nothing to do with it?

Who the hell is "Verstappen"?

Jos Verstappen was an F1 driver in the 90s who never really made it to the bifg teams. Classic mid-grid kind of guy.


Looking at Wiki, Max is indeed his son.  And apparently Jos is quite the large pile of human excrement, given the number of assault, intimidation, and violation of restraining orders he has against him with regard to his ex wife and girlfriends.

Kinda wish I hadn't looked that up now.  Always liked him as a driver.
 
2014-08-19 10:40:48 AM  

Dinobot: Kurohone: That's not a terrible seat to get either.  I'm a bit surprised, I haven't been following F1 that closely other than watching the races, I didn't realize Vergne was at risk.

Yeah, you'd think other drivers had a higher chance at getting replaced/


Kyvat  is a bigger talent than Vergne.
 
2014-08-19 10:42:55 AM  
What's his midichlorian count?
 
2014-08-19 12:38:44 PM  

spawn73: Dinobot: Kurohone: That's not a terrible seat to get either.  I'm a bit surprised, I haven't been following F1 that closely other than watching the races, I didn't realize Vergne was at risk.

Yeah, you'd think other drivers had a higher chance at getting replaced/

Kyvat  is a bigger talent than Vergne.


Well, yeah. I just meant other drivers in general, not just within Toro Rosso.
 
2014-08-19 12:48:33 PM  

Dinobot: spawn73: Dinobot: Kurohone: That's not a terrible seat to get either.  I'm a bit surprised, I haven't been following F1 that closely other than watching the races, I didn't realize Vergne was at risk.

Yeah, you'd think other drivers had a higher chance at getting replaced/

Kyvat  is a bigger talent than Vergne.

Well, yeah. I just meant other drivers in general, not just within Toro Rosso.


He came from the Red Bull school, so the only team he was heading for was Toro Rosso.
 
2014-08-19 12:53:27 PM  

spawn73: Dinobot: spawn73: Dinobot: Kurohone: That's not a terrible seat to get either.  I'm a bit surprised, I haven't been following F1 that closely other than watching the races, I didn't realize Vergne was at risk.

Yeah, you'd think other drivers had a higher chance at getting replaced/

Kyvat  is a bigger talent than Vergne.

Well, yeah. I just meant other drivers in general, not just within Toro Rosso.

He came from the Red Bull school, so the only team he was heading for was Toro Rosso.


Well, I hadn't follower Verstappen's personal story nor his development. =P

That said, I hope Vergne gets a team soon, possibly replacing Disaster, cuz seriously, he's costing money to his team with his constant accidents and blowouts.
 
2014-08-19 02:10:20 PM  
8 Famous People Who Didn't Find Success Until Their Teens
These late bloomers prove that it's never too late to find success, even if you are a teenager.
http://www.clickhole.com/article/8-famous-people-who-didnt-find-succ es s-until-their-654
 
2014-08-19 05:49:09 PM  

spawn73: Dinobot: spawn73: Dinobot: Kurohone: That's not a terrible seat to get either.  I'm a bit surprised, I haven't been following F1 that closely other than watching the races, I didn't realize Vergne was at risk.

Yeah, you'd think other drivers had a higher chance at getting replaced/

Kyvat  is a bigger talent than Vergne.

Well, yeah. I just meant other drivers in general, not just within Toro Rosso.

He came from the Red Bull school, so the only team he was heading for was Toro Rosso.


If you're talking about Verstappen coming from the Red Bull school, he was only signed by Red Bull in the last week or so.
 
2014-08-19 06:00:20 PM  

Disturbing Porn Choreographer: spawn73: Dinobot: spawn73: Dinobot: Kurohone: That's not a terrible seat to get either.  I'm a bit surprised, I haven't been following F1 that closely other than watching the races, I didn't realize Vergne was at risk.

Yeah, you'd think other drivers had a higher chance at getting replaced/

Kyvat  is a bigger talent than Vergne.

Well, yeah. I just meant other drivers in general, not just within Toro Rosso.

He came from the Red Bull school, so the only team he was heading for was Toro Rosso.

If you're talking about Verstappen coming from the Red Bull school, he was only signed by Red Bull in the last week or so.


Yeah, that's what I meant. But, no, I weren't aware of that.

I wonder what's going on then. Surely he doesn't have some huge sponsor?
 
2014-08-19 06:53:33 PM  
Go on you-tube and check out the fia F3 European Championship Chanel,all the races so far this year are online,and see why he;s coming to  Toro Rosso. my favorite was Spa.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5v5K1o_57g&index=7&list=PL7lPO0t jUbWi TcYxynHQVYXocgzT0aWaC
 
2014-08-20 11:14:09 AM  
His Dad was a mid pack F1 driver in the 90"s. Good driver but shoddy equipment.

/ remember kids HP = $$$
 
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