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He just wants to pay less tax but wasn't honest about it. 42 80.77%
He really does need more privacy and respect. Bless him. 10 19.23%
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

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I Love this country,weve got a guy who kick's a double world champ's arse and every body else's.what do we do.slag him off
good luck to him,with his dosh i'd be off too.roll on next year
Good post. I cant stand the way when someone does so well at something and seems a genuinely good bloke that lots of people turn on him and start slagging him off. Whats the point? So he is moving to pay less tax - if we had the chance we would all do what we could to pay less tax
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I'd do it if I had that sort of dosh too - is he moving his whole family over though - no I don't think so. He should have been honest about it.
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I'd do it if I had that sort of dosh too - is he moving his whole family over though - no I don't think so. He should have been honest about it.
Oh come on, what 22 year old moves out of home and takes the family with him I know i wouldnt!!!!
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Good post. I cant stand the way when someone does so well at something and seems a genuinely good bloke that lots of people turn on him and start slagging him off.
Thing is, though, I don't think he does seem a genuinely good bloke.

Anthony Davidson does, DC does, Jenson Button seems far better than he used to, Mika always struck me as decent, Damon too, but Lewis doesn't endear himself to me at all. I doubt he's too bothered.

Maybe it's wrong to judge him on TV interviews and snippets in the press, but that's all most of us have to go on.

To be honest, I find it hard to grasp the idea that people should support him simply because of where he was born.
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Oh come on, what 22 year old moves out of home and takes the family with him I know i wouldnt!!!!
But then is makes a mockery of his intended purpose of moving - for increased privacy - yes for him but not for his family. If and when he is invloved in some incident the press will be there on their doorstep

(I know you were joking there rafe005 )
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But then is makes a mockery of his intended purpose of moving - for increased privacy - yes for him but not for his family. If and when he is invloved in some incident the press will be there on their doorstep

(I know you were joking there rafe005 )
Hey, if I had the chance to lose the press by palming them off to the family I would be off like a shot!!!
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Hey, if I had the chance to lose the press by palming them off to the family I would be off like a shot!!!
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Not yet , but I was on Tv quite a bit for a period of about 6 months
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Not yet , but I was on Tv quite a bit for a period of about 6 months
come on then, tell us more
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Not yet , but I was on Tv quite a bit for a period of about 6 months
Yeah, it took ages for that crimewatch appeal to bear fruit
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To make this thread easier to answer for future viewers, here's the sub-text behind the possible answers:

He just wants to pay less tax but wasn't honest about it [I love Ferrari]

He really does need more privacy and respect. Bless him. [I hate Ferrari]

I neither hate nor love Ferrari and I've never really "clicked" with McLaren over the last 30-odd year watching F1 but I really did want Lewis to win the championship this year.

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I Love this country,weve got a guy who kick's a double world champ's arse and every body else's.what do we do.slag him off
good luck to him,with his dosh i'd be off too.roll on next year

I'm not ar5ed about where he lives or his money -he'll surely earn lots more now he's established - good luck to him. It's great we have a real British contender again. I'm just hugely disappointed by the disingenuous nature of his justification for moving out of the country.

That is the nature of the poll.
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

Now let me think...... hmmm..... it's tricky.....


Stevenage or Switzerland....


No...... it's too difficult
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come on then, tell us more
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Yeah, it took ages for that crimewatch appeal to bear fruit
very funny.
I was living in Kuwait as a lad when the iraqi's invaded and Frank Boff and the 6 o'clock news lot followed our story while we were held hostage and for about 6 months after until my dad was released. So I've already had my 15 minutes
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

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Thing is, though, I don't think he does seem a genuinely good bloke.

Anthony Davidson does, DC does, Jenson Button seems far better than he used to, Mika always struck me as decent, Damon too, but Lewis doesn't endear himself to me at all. I doubt he's too bothered.

Maybe it's wrong to judge him on TV interviews and snippets in the press, but that's all most of us have to go on.

To be honest, I find it hard to grasp the idea that people should support him simply because of where he was born.
Can see where your coming from. But he has been brought straight in to a top team, finds out he can drive as fast, if not better than the top dog, now has tonnes of pressure with constant attention. I am sure if he had come in to a lesser team and worked his way up he may be a bit more humble but I still think he is one of the better people in the paddock - that said, I used to think the same of Alonso until seeing him under pressure for once this season. The media can make us think of people the way they want us to think of them and its sometimes hard to see beyond that

As for saying, I am moving to avoid media attention Vs. I am moving to pay less tax - We know what looks better to the average fan?

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Can see where your coming from. But he has been brought straight in to a top team, finds out he can drive as fast, if not better than the top dog, now has tonnes of pressure with constant attention. I am sure if he had come in to a lesser team and worked his way up he may be a bit more humble but I still think he is one of the better people in the paddock
He shouldn't have to work his way up from the bottom, he's proved he's quick enough to be a championship winner so go for it sonny, good luck to him next year. He's come up through karting, Formula Renault, F3, GP2 (and stormed the GP2 series), Ron Dennis knows his onions and wouldn't put him in the seat unless he thought Lewis would be up there with Alonso in the thick end of the points.

Fair play to him, getting straight in and coming 2nd in his first year, the Brits always like an underdog, we don't like people with natural talent, we like a long, drawn out fight to the top. It happens in the workplace all over the country, a young whipper-snapper comes in, does well and all of a sudden there's a queue of people waiting to stab them in the back. I suppose it's a bit 'American' to come straight in at the top, thinking he was born with a silver spoon, he's been groomed by Ron Dennis, whatever, he's into a top seat and thoroughly deserves it, I bet after the years of experience, no driver outside the top 4 this year would be able to match Lewis in the same car, especialy in their first year.
 
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

He just wants to pay less tax but wasn't honest about it
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To be fair I'm not sure what looks worse, the press would have had a field day if he'd said 'I don't want to pay the extortionate taxes due to someone of my enourmous income' He'd have just looked like a spoilt brat.

So he's damned if he does, and damned if he doesn't.

Fickle people, the British public
 
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He could not afford a place in Monaco yet, so Swiss next best thing
Monaco is an armpit. No one in their right mind
actually wants to live their.


I say fair play to him. Big Corps pull this kind of stunt
all the time. If grafters like Mr Hamilton can have a go
too, I say more power too him.

Also the British ParasitesPress are due to
start trying to pull him down, so the sooner he gets out the better.

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I'd have thought it's probably a bit of both. By the way if he was not british and registered here as a non-domicile he would pay next to no tax anyway. So we scare off our own talent but accept dodgie billionaires from other countries and don't even charge them Tax.
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Now let me think...... hmmm..... it's tricky.....


Stevenage or Switzerland....


No...... it's too difficult
That one is a no-brainer but that wasn't the question or the point GJ.
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That one is a no-brainer but that wasn't the question or the point GJ.
I agree....

but I have no idea what actually brought about his decision nor any idea why he said what he did...

Yes I could speculate but what would be the point

I just know that if I was in his position I would make the obvious (to me) choice.... and as to the media clamouring for a sensationalist story.... would I really care
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

I addition I think back to when I was his age......

I probably said some pretty stupid things.... didn't think things through thoroughly enough... and I wasn't under anything like the pressure that he was
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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

It is a shame he's moving but he's just doing what all the other drivers do.

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Re: Lewis Hamilton's move to Switzerland

He is a w***er for blaming the press/public. If he cannot take the it after 1 year... It's for the tax and he obviously has a good financial planner.
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He is a w***er for blaming the press/public.

I would argue that the press/public are w***ers for not letting the bloke get on with his job without putting so much pressure on him.

It's been said that he cracked under the pressure in the last couple of GP's, if that IS the case then I'd argue that it's partially down to the press and public that he was put under such intense scrutiny in the first place.

This build 'em up and knock 'em down mentality that our press (and a majority of it's readers) have is frankly pathetic.
 
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