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NigelErnestJamesMansellOBE   Nigel Mansell
Thanks for that summary Fernando, although I think you missed some of the highlights of the conversation. Believe it or not, despite the article's deceptive short length, it was a very in-depth and engaging conversation in which many viewpoints were put forward. Unfortunately it was merely my controversial views which were put forth in print. I would never be so presumptuous as to suggest that one team's racing vehicle is superior to another, although based on results up to now and taking into account tyre issues, changing rules, weather patterns and upcoming innovations from the teams, I think it is somewhat acceptable to come to the conclusion that Red Bull have slightly more points than the other teams. As you know, I have no fear of controversy when I feel I am justified in my beliefs, thus I stand by my statement that Sebastian Vettel is in the lead of the current Formula 1 World Drivers Championship.
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NigelErnestJamesMansellOBE   Nigel Mansell
@DC I believe Michael's statement was intended to convey dissatisfaction with his current professional circumstances, rather than the absence of an overweight lady, and as such his use of the word "there" should be interpreted in the abstract prepositional sense rather than as a representation of a physical place. Rest assured, David, you are not the first person to make such a misinterpretation, although it is more common in those whose native language is not English. The origin of such abstract linguistic forms can be traced back to a specific point on our evolutionary tree when cranial expansion allowed the development of a larger cerebral cortex, which many believe allowed humankind to delve into the fantastical world of their imagination rather than be limited to the physical experience.
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NigelErnestJamesMansellOBE   Nigel Mansell
@hammy I hate to rain on your questionably deserved parade, Lewis, but I must point out some inconsistencies in the numerical observations alluded to by the article. While it is technically correct that you have now surpassed Clark's number of races with the same team, due to the increased frequency of race meets in the current environment this covers a mere 4.23 years of your career. Compare this to Clark's record with Lotus, beginning with a transmission-failure blighted debut in the 1960 Dutch Grand Prix, notably a race which may have ended prematurely in the current F1 rule structure due to its duration exceeding the maximum of two hours, and ending with his victorious 1968 South African Grand Prix, the sixteenth instalment of said event, lasting a total 8.17 years. Using this metric, you have merely achieved 51.8% of Clark's record, and will have to remain with the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes outfit for a number of years to equal him. I don't want to split hairs on this issue, but you might also notice that you will also be required to die while under contract with your current employers to qualify.
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