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Postby Hiveoccupier » 16 Dec 2018, 19:32

Did Lewis Hamilton just say that his motivation to achieve was driven by a desire to get out of a slum ?
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Re: Stevenage

Postby Jon83 » 16 Dec 2018, 19:42

Haha! He did indeed...
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Re: Stevenage

Postby RichardM » 16 Dec 2018, 21:30

Before he and his family moved to Tewin when he secured his first Formula 1 contract he lived in a 3 bedroomed house built in the 1990s in a very nice road in Stevenage. Hardly a slum.
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Re: Stevenage

Postby Norfolk & Chance » 17 Dec 2018, 09:09

Indeed!
Hamilton can never have seen an actual slum, let alone lived in one.
It's all relative in his mind though.
He's essentially described what most of us, possibly, live in now, as a slum!
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Re: Stevenage

Postby becbee » 17 Dec 2018, 09:28

Arrogant, unpleasant man who is effectively insulting the majority of his fans, to say nothing of his family who brought him up in his "slum".
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Re: Stevenage

Postby rudebwoyben » 17 Dec 2018, 09:56

Once you’re in the top 0.01% economically, anywhere outside Monte Carlo will look like a slum to you.
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Re: Stevenage

Postby StephenM » 17 Dec 2018, 12:49

RichardM wrote:Before he and his family moved to Tewin when he secured his first Formula 1 contract he lived in a 3 bedroomed house built in the 1990s in a very nice road in Stevenage. Hardly a slum.

The road isn't a slum, unfortunately those who live in said road are not the most desirable of people however. I empathise with Lewis, and understand where he's coming from.
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Re: Stevenage

Postby letchbee94 » 17 Dec 2018, 14:06

Don't like him personally and can't believe he should have been nominated as I have seen ants with more personality then him BUT I don't think he meant his comment in the way it has been made to look by the media and snowflakes.
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Re: Stevenage

Postby RichardM » 18 Dec 2018, 08:25

StephenM wrote:
RichardM wrote:Before he and his family moved to Tewin when he secured his first Formula 1 contract he lived in a 3 bedroomed house built in the 1990s in a very nice road in Stevenage. Hardly a slum.

The road isn't a slum, unfortunately those who live in said road are not the most desirable of people however. I empathise with Lewis, and understand where he's coming from.


You want to be careful with what you say. I may drink your Christmas present.
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Re: Stevenage

Postby hoofer2 » 18 Dec 2018, 08:45

Personally I thought it was a very crass comment and his attempt at "street" talk even though it's clear he has not had to endure abject poverty.
Poor little Lewis having to live in a 3 bedroom semi-childhood home https://www.thecomet.net/news/lewis-hamilton-s-former-home-awarded-plaque-1-1126768

He deserves all the criticism that comes his way for his comments,

Stevenage may not be picture perfect, but there are far many worse places to live. It's an insult to his parents, especially to his dad who supported him right from the outset
and any form of motor racing is by not cheap to pursue as a hobby.
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Re: Stevenage

Postby becbee » 18 Dec 2018, 09:31

The link states the house to be 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached. I wish I could afford a slum like that, even if it is in Stevenage.
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Re: Stevenage

Postby Norfolk & Chance » 18 Dec 2018, 10:16

And 7 years ago its value was 400k!
There can be only one explanation for his comment......

Lewis Hamilton is a Barnet FC fan.

Top man!!
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Re: Stevenage

Postby MCB » 18 Dec 2018, 10:19

I'm glad we're united in our dislike of Lewis Hamilton.

Can we not be too nice to Stevenage in the meantime though?
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Re: Stevenage

Postby ninestein » 18 Dec 2018, 10:25

Asda in Stevenage used to have a reserved parking space for Lewis Hamilton near the front door with a little picture of a F1 car in it. In the past couple of years it disappeared...
Barnet showing all the flair of Rupert-the-Bears trousers, but lots more style!
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Re: Stevenage

Postby Norfolk & Chance » 18 Dec 2018, 11:56

I can think of a more appropriate picture.
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