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  1. spirot

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    So I got the invite today to go to the Austin GP.... which means Paddock club & Mercedes Lounge.

    conflict is obviously I'm a Ferrari fan, and not much into Mercedes. 1/2 of me is thrilled anytime I get to go to F-1 Paddock, and 1/2 feels like a traitor... But ultimately thankful for the opportunity.
     
  2. schwoo

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    I understand, but that’s a pretty good problem to have. I would go have the time of my life. Enjoy
     
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  3. A348W

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    Send me the tickets as I support Hamilton anyway; you can stay at home unconflicted and route for Ferrari!!!
     
  4. daytona355

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    Go, find Elton’s prep room, put itching powder in his race suit, and hair remover in his underpants..... change the language on his cellphone, put clear plastic cling film wrap across his toilet seat, and glue his helmet to the floor.... **** with him while you have the chance. If you won’t, I don’t mind, I’ll pretend to be a Mercedes dickhead whilst avenging their cheating, I’ll jump up and down on every front wing they have, and spike their tyres!

    OMG, my evilness is in overload, please please please take me to Austin, I’ll pay for everything just to get in there and take a dump on totos desk
     
  5. Jakuzzi

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    Why go to the race anyway? The season is already over and I would not go to see another Mercedes farce/gloating event.

    Accept the invite and then have a "family" or "medical" emergency the week of the race in order to bow out gracefully and leave the opportunity open for a future invite.
     
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  6. spirot

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    wow... sounds fun.
     
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  7. spirot

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    Oh, I'm going... regardless of being in Mercedes... ( I'll have to really lie - as I don't even like their road cars ) .... we'll be down with the Team in the Silver Arrows Lounge... so that means Paddock access all day... I hope Mauro at Ferrari will be ok with us "visiting"....
     
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  8. Igor Ound

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  9. SimCity3

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    I believe your conflict is worse than mine !
    Was a guest on one of the Williams drivers boats for Monaco, back when Williams were fast.
    One of the Williams cars crashes out right in front of us. Myself and the g/f fist punch the air with joy. Lot's of strange looks from everyone else on board.
    Michael won the the race :)
     
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  10. DeSoto

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    You can go and troll them wearing all your Ferrari stuff.
     
  11. davem

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    Just walk around whispering Forza....
     
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  12. stavura

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    That would go down well :)
     
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  13. P.Singhof

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    I think they should be as tolerant in the Mercedes camp as we were told to be here when all the Mercedes fans joined:) Let´s try whether that works that great outside the virtual reality...
     
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  14. daytona355

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    That would be sweet, a hammer time I could get into!!!!!!!!! Hehehe


    Forza Ferrari..... the only racing team and car marque that matters. Italia forever It’s easier to apologise than it is to ask permission
     
  15. Isobel

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  16. Sig. Roma

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    I felt the same way when I was at the Aldo Costa presentation (by Formula Passion) in Bologna last month.
     
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  17. daytona355

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    Can you imagine the black eyes and broken noses that would result in a Ferrari fan going to Mercedes and trying to open the conversation with ‘so, you guys, who is going to agree with me that Ferrari are best, and Mercedes are
    Total ****’. It would be carnage, although if I was to do it, I’d take timebomb with me so it wasn’t me that came off worst!


    Forza Ferrari..... the only racing team and car marque that matters. Italia forever It’s easier to apologise than it is to ask permission
     
  18. FastLapp

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    I’ll buy you some Mercedes fan boy apparel if you let me join! ;)
     
  19. bmwracer

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    The Tifosi were not very kind to me in Montreal lol , and I didn’t even get a chance to trash talk them
     
  20. daytona355

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    If you were supporting the enemy, how could you be surprised? Tifosi love Ferrari, and while the rest are competitors, it doesn’t make them our equals, it just makes them the enemy. Personally, I’d have a hard time remaining civil if someone gets in my face arguing on behalf of Elton or any other enemy, I usually utter a witty comeback and then walk away before I lose my temper if they keep trying to needle me, woe betide them if they decide to attempt to continue on with the argument after that point, I’m not the most patient person (as probably comes across here sometimes, it can be a boon in some circumstances, but get me into a lot of trouble in the wrong ones!)
     
  21. spirot

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    Ha! Would be fun! I’m going with a work bud - you should come anyway!
     
  22. Thomas S.

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    Been in the Merc box in Spielberg, 1 hour before the race - in full Ferrari-gear, with my daughter. Lewis looked a bit puzzled - maybe that confused him, so he had pretty bad race...
     
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  23. stavura

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    :D:D
     
  24. daytona355

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    Well done, brought him plenty of bad luck.... I’ll pay for you to attend every race from now on, go an shake his hand, really ruffle his feathers
     
  25. Nortonious

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    Yes, shake his hand. If you cannot yet crush a walnut with your handshake, please consider strength training.
     
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