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DerekRocholl
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Stevenage

Post: # 263263Post DerekRocholl »

Did Lewis Hamilton just say that his motivation to achieve was driven by a desire to get out of a slum ?
Jon83
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263265Post Jon83 »

Haha! He did indeed...
RichardM
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263272Post RichardM »

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.
Norfolk & Chance
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263280Post Norfolk & Chance »

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!
becbee
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263281Post becbee »

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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rudebwoyben
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263283Post rudebwoyben »

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

Post: # 263292Post StephenM »

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.
letchbee94
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263303Post letchbee94 »

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.
RichardM
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263338Post RichardM »

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.
hoofer2
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263339Post hoofer2 »

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-ham ... -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.
becbee
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263340Post becbee »

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.
Norfolk & Chance
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263341Post Norfolk & Chance »

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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MCB
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263342Post MCB »

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

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

Post: # 263343Post ninestein »

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!
Norfolk & Chance
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Re: Stevenage

Post: # 263347Post Norfolk & Chance »

I can think of a more appropriate picture.
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