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Old 4 Oct 2019, 13:29 (Ref:3931897)   #46
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If that article is accurate it wouldn't surprise me if Jordan got replaced or something before the weekend. It sounds like the relationship has really soured. Of course that would be a monumental thing to do and its very unlikely, but strange things do happen.
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it would be terrible PR if Dick kicks AJ before final round

if Dick doesn't want AJ to win there are more subtle ways like putting deliberately bad setup on the car
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 13:34 (Ref:3931900)   #47
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be serious

it would be terrible PR if Dick kicks AJ before final round

if Dick doesn't want AJ to win there are more subtle ways like putting deliberately bad setup on the car
But what a strong message it would send to any other driver thinking of joining WSR.

It would clearly show that no driver is bigger than the team, and that egos get you nowhere at WSR.

It might make for a difficult few days, but the long-term gain may be worth it?
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 13:38 (Ref:3931902)   #48
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This really is a non-issue. The two raced hard and neither took each other out. Itís a click bait article that lacks the balance of the original article in the printed magazine.

Dick has been at this a very long time - he's not naive enough to think that one of his drivers will hop out of the way for the other when both are in the hunt for the championship. The golden rule is they do not take each other out and they didnít.

Relationships are no more strained than you would expect with two drivers in the same team with a chance at winning the championship. Always difficult to manage but a nice problem to have.
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 13:38 (Ref:3931904)   #49
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and what exactly did happend for such overblown things?


Colin and AJ touched a bit in race 3 and that's about it , it's not like they had a DNF
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 14:38 (Ref:3931910)   #50
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be serious

it would be terrible PR if Dick kicks AJ before final round

if Dick doesn't want AJ to win there are more subtle ways like putting deliberately bad setup on the car
Are you not thinking of Arena / Team AON?
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 14:45 (Ref:3931913)   #51
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Are you not thinking of Arena / Team AON?
They were a little more blatant, putting a much intercepted radio instruction out. Twice
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 17:49 (Ref:3931943)   #52
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I have split off the discussion regarding 2015 into a separate thread.. please feel free to continue there 😄

https://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154509
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 18:25 (Ref:3931950)   #53
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I have split off the discussion regarding 2015 into a separate thread.. please feel free to continue there 😄

https://tentenths.com/forum/showthread.php?t=154509
Thank you! 🙌🏼
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 20:01 (Ref:3931976)   #54
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But what a strong message it would send to any other driver thinking of joining WSR.

It would clearly show that no driver is bigger than the team, and that egos get you nowhere at WSR.

It might make for a difficult few days, but the long-term gain may be worth it?
Re-Reading this this evening and it really is daft. WSR are just like other teams, they rely on paying drivers to continue to trade and you canít just drop one on a whim. And why would you even if you could. What if Colin is taken out in R1 and scores no points all weekend?

Also critical is equal support for your customers whilst any of them can still win the championship. Otherwise why would anyone pay to race with them? What sort of message would that be to other drivers?

There is no big AJ ego causing issues. In fact if anything WSR owe AJ, with all the mechanical issues in 2018 that took him out of contention - and letís not forget his defence against Ingram in last years R2 at the Brands finale which wrapped up the championship for Colin on a day where by Colinís standards he was all over the place. If Colin has another finale like last years where he only scored 4 points, WSR and BMW will be mighty glad they have AJ also in the mix.

If I were AJ Iíd be asking the team why did Colin and Matt Nealís tyre changes take around 23 seconds less than AJs (from the TSL lap charts)? Because if they had taken the same time Colin would have been nowhere near AJ on track and this debate wouldnít be happening. Cuts both ways....
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True, and that is something AJ only seems to grasp after the fact.

It is clear from the amount of comments from various sources that many people feel AJ has one of the largest egos in the paddock. There can't be many drivers on the grid who he hasn't been critical of in some way, and that comes home to roost eventually.
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True, and that is something AJ only seems to grasp after the fact.

It is clear from the amount of comments from various sources that many people feel AJ has one of the largest egos in the paddock. There can't be many drivers on the grid who he hasn't been critical of in some way, and that comes home to roost eventually.
Weíll have to disagree on that one. One of the most striking things about AJ in my view is the complete absence of ego.
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 20:55 (Ref:3931982)   #57
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Weíll have to disagree on that one. One of the most striking things about AJ in my view is the complete absence of ego.
I'm with crmalcolm on this one and plenty who have worked with him.
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Old 4 Oct 2019, 21:07 (Ref:3931984)   #58
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Mind you, he, for quite a while, raced only in his family team. Once he left there, it took him 3 teams before he finally found one he stayed at. But his attitude isnít helping him
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Old 5 Oct 2019, 08:51 (Ref:3932044)   #59
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Mind you, he, for quite a while, raced only in his family team. Once he left there, it took him 3 teams before he finally found one he stayed at. But his attitude isnít helping him
He would have stayed at Motorbase but the sponsor wanted all three cars in the same livery which didn't fit with his Pirtek backing as I understand it.
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Old 5 Oct 2019, 09:16 (Ref:3932046)   #60
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I'm with crmalcolm on this one and plenty who have worked with him.
Plenty of paddock opinion on who might be Champ. Generally anyone but him. I donít think WSR will miss him next year.
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