Posted on March 28, 2009
Lewis Hamilton at a snail's pace | James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1

There are some great characters among the journalists in the press office. Frank Schneider of Bild newspaper, the German equivalent of the Sun, is one of them. He’s got spiky hair and wacky glasses, is pure tabloid and always in trouble with one of the teams.

Today the paper is likely to be in the dog house with McLaren Mercedes for this piece of Photoshop madness, “Hamilton and the silver snail” (as opposed to Silver Arrow) reflecting the fact that Lewis Hamilton is unlikely to feature in the top ten on the grid….

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Lewis Hamilton at a snail's pace
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  1.   1. Posted By: Stuart
        Date: March 28th, 2009 @ 3:46 am 

    Any chance of a link?


  2.   2. Posted By: Colin
        Date: March 28th, 2009 @ 4:21 am 

    Love it! (And I’m a Mac fan.)

    Reminds me of My Favourite Martian.

    “Bild” will have deep pockets.


  3.   3. Posted By: Andy Fov
        Date: March 28th, 2009 @ 9:16 am 

    Not sure what the policy is on links, but you’ll find the pic at – the Germans seem to use the words “sport” and “motorsport” which is useful.


  4.   4. Posted By: peter
        Date: March 29th, 2009 @ 3:51 pm 

    guess he wasn’t so slow after all


  5.   5. Posted By: Eric
        Date: March 29th, 2009 @ 8:10 pm 


    Did you see the race?

    How do I do this without spoilers?

    LH did not finish where he is now listed. Someone was given a penalty AFTER the race was over. One spot.

    Two cars in front of LH had an accident. Two Spots.

    A number bigger then 4 was the amount of cars that did not finish for one reason or another. For now we’ll use the imaginary 4 spots, but we know its more.

    STR and Force were slower in practice and Qual so I don’t think anyone would be surprised to see LH get past them. Four Spots.

    That makes 11 spots which LH /MercML made up with little to no effort. He started in 18th. That means he should have finished at least 8th with little to no effort.

    When you watch the race and see how many cars didn’t actually finish you’ll see that there is still much work to do for MercML.


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