34 arrested over plot to steal Enzo Ferrari’s body

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I don’t know why I was so excited about Stroll coming into F1. To me he looked nervous all weekend behind the wheel on the onboard cams, would not throw it into any corner and was over steering as Martin Brundle said.

But with the money his dad is supplying would Williams sack him after a year? I know he’s pretty bad and obviously should have stayed in F3 or gone onto F2 but if I’m Claire Williams I’m pretty embarrassed. This coming from a fellow Canadian as well.

I hope and pray he comes to Montreal in half-decent form.
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71 comments on “34 arrested over plot to steal Enzo Ferrari’s body”

  1. COTD as another Canadian I completely agree with you. Over here we have a channel called TSN who don’t know anything about Motorsport but are all on the Stroll hype train. I can’t really remember a debut worse than Strolls. Only good thing about Stroll is that his dad owns Mont Tremblant

    1. @jamiejay995 Totally agree with you! Can’t believe the amount of coverage it’s getting here in Canada now. Tim Huaraney is a terrible analyst.

      1. I have to agree with you about Tim Huaraney. That first interview he did with Lance during the first test week in March was just awful. It was as if he had never done an interview before…. Worst ever start though? Can’t agree with that.

    2. @jamiejay995 In response to “I can’t really remember a debut worse than Strolls.” Michael Andretti is the example that comes to mind. There was so much hype about a top Indy Car driver who won multiple championships heading over to Europe to emulate his fathers exploits in F1. However, in 1993 he retired 7 times in the 13 races he competed in. After 13 races McLaren had enough and replaced him for the remaining 3 races. Sure his 7 retirements weren’t all down to him, but he started out terribly taking out his teammate on T1 at Brazil in only his 2nd race. It is tough, once the press and paddock put that monkey on your back, its really hard to shake.

      I wish all the best for Stroll, because if he can be paying Williams and is actually really quick, that would be great, but I’m just not seeing it atm. I think we’ll see Stroll be a permanent pay driver and last in F1 as long as the money is flowing.

      1. @dragoll, I have to agree that claiming it was the worst debut ever is a little exaggerated and, as you say, there have been a lot of drivers who have done worse.

        As StefMeister points out, there have been some drivers on the grid who went on to be fairly well respected, but initially had an absolute stinker of a debut – he’s right to point out that Button was dreadful on his debut, qualifying nearly two seconds and ten places behind his team mate (the race went somewhat better, but it has to be said that quite a few of the places he gained were through attrition rather than pace).

        Similarly, it was a bit ironic for Alan Jones to make jokes about Stroll crashing during the practise sessions given that Jones crashed out of the first ever Grand Prix. As for Coulthard, frankly he came across as being very bitter and a bit childish throughout the Australian GP weekend (some of the comments he made about Sauber, for example, were really uncalled for).

        Yes, his performance in Australia does deserve criticism, but at the same time I do feel that some figures are being excessively harsh on him because they want him to fail.

        1. I totally agree. Ir seems that people have lost patience. Not only in f1, but in many sports. There is nor more room allowed for mistakes and growth for new guys. Ericsson and Perez started out pretty average and they won’t be WC, but are very respectable drivers. Magnussen is not really a great driver, but is still in f1. We all know he isn’t the greatest talen, but if he puts in the hard work, he an be a solid one.

      2. @dragoll surely andretti didn’t Take senna out at t1 in brazil? Senna Won the race?

        1. Tommy Scragend
          29th March 2017, 11:26

          Andretti collided with Berger’s Ferrari. I don’t really remember who was at fault but Wikipedia holds that “Andretti was slow and was hit by Berger with both crashing hard in the tyre barrier in turn 1”.

          1. Tommy Scragend, the situation was a bit confused at the start – what happened was that Andretti had a poor start after fumbling a gear shift, allowing Wendlinger to get ahead of him.

            Wendlinger then cut across in front of Andretti, who moved to the right to avoid colliding with him – however, he then tangled with Berger as he was trying to get past on Andretti’s right hand side and clipped the rear of his car as he moved across his path. It could therefore be said that, on balance, the collision was a racing incident and that there were mitigating factors on Andretti’s part.

            That said, it should be noted that Michael Andretti’s debut actually occurred at the South African GP, one race earlier. It has to be said that although that weekend went badly, a lot of that was down to the car malfunctioning.

            Firstly, the active suspension system failed and then his engine failed in qualifying, leaving him unable to improve on his times, then at the start of the race a software fault saw him stuck in neutral. He did eventually get going, but was then caught up in a tailend battle that saw him accidentally collide with Derek Warwick – although that final race ending crash was his fault, a lot of the problems before then were down to the car malfunctioning instead of the driver.

        2. @mrboerns good pickup, he took out Berger in Brazil, my memory wasn’t quite up to scratch on that :)

      3. A few more details regarding Andretti and the McLaren of 1993:
        – McLaren in 1993 ran a Ford V8 versus the Williams with the Renault V10. McLaren attempted to secure a deal with Renault but failed. Also note that the Ford V8 that McLaren used was a step or two behind spec of the factory Ford V8 in the Benneton.
        – Andretti’s team mate was Senna.
        – Ron Dennis signed a young Mika Hakkinen as a reserve driver before Andretti showed up. Many believe this is who Dennis wanted to be in the car over Andretti.

      4. This pre-race article in the Toronto Star compares Stroll’s debut to Andretti’s, but notes that the British press were overly harsh on the latter.

      5. Nobody put a monkey on Andretti’s back. He failed because of his arrogant belief that he could just swan in right before each race to win, then jet back to the US and not put in a single shred of effort.

    3. @jamiejay995

      I can’t really remember a debut worse than Strolls

      Why do you think it was so bad?

      To me is was the sort of rookie weekend that i’ve seen countless other drivers go through over the years (Including many who went on to have successful F1 career’s, Go watch Button’s rookie weekend for instance which was actually fairly similar). He really only made 1 mistake all weekend, A mistake the more experienced driver that he replaced (Bottas) also made back in 2014.

      He didn’t have a great weekend or anything, But I also don’t believe he had the abysmal weekend that i’ve seen some suggest. It certainly wasn’t the worst rookie weekend i’ve ever seen, Far from it.

      1. @stefmeister i remember button had quite a strong debut and was running in the points (6th in those days) before his engine failed.

        1. @frood19 Button did get into the points for a time, However it’s worth considering that he was helped by a lot of retirements & a safety car that played into his strategy & allowed him to jump a couple more cars.

          Over the rest of the weekend he looked far less impressive, He was at the back of the field & quite a bit slower than Ralf through practice, He then like Stroll put it in the wall in the final practice session which affected his qualifying preparation & limited his running during qualifying which saw him start towards the back of the field.

          He did then benefit from some good fortune in the race that helped him move forward as I say above but it is also true to say that he also showed decent pace during the race which is actually something that Lance Stroll also did.

          That’s why I said that I believe they had fairly similar weekends in a lot of ways.

    4. Also a Canadian, I find it hard to support Stroll. We’re always banging our own drum as a fair country, where equality reigns supreme. Now we’re represented by a driver who used money to fast-track and enter F1 (in the process denying a seat to someone more deserving). So, if we insist on supporting him, are we being hypocrites or just aren’t as great as we like to think we are?

      1. Michael Brown (@)
        29th March 2017, 21:56

        That’s the Canadian way

    5. Hope he improved in close combat:

        1. So that’s where Verstappen learnt how to close the door in risky situation’s.

    6. Really? Romain Grosjean, anyone?

      1. I remember that Andrea de Cesaris broke so many cars in his first year that the McLaren team gave him the nickname de Crasheris. It was said on good authority that he would emerge from a fast qualifying run with eyes staring and body trembling – he had scared himself even more than the onlookers. But his father’s money kept him in F1 and, in time, he became respectable at least, even leading the occasional GP in his time with the Alfa Romeo team (before the glorious engine broke, of course – gotta love Alfas). In the end he spent more time in F1 than most drivers. It may be that Stroll will learn in time… ;)

    7. Michael Brown (@)
      30th March 2017, 12:51

      I want to weigh in on the Canadian coverage, being a Canadian viewer myself. It is absolute cringeworthy. But that’s because hockey is huge in Canada, followed by basketball and baseball. The media can’t be bothered to cover F1 or soccer unless a Canadian is involved and/or doing well. When they do, they sound terribly ignorant of the subject.

      I’m actually glad that what TSN broadcasts is actually the Sky broadcast. If TSN had their own commentary it would be worse than Speed/NBC, where they feel the need to explain everything (although F1 could do with easier to understand rules).

      I am grateful I have access to Sky via TSN, even though I give criticism to Croft and Brundle. I don’t think motor racing, much less F1, will ever be as famous in North America as it is in Europe. Our culture is similar to the US’s and we hold other sports in much higher regard than racing.

  2. I have no words for that Enzo Ferrari story.

    1. spiriting away the body

      That’s how deceased tend to move around ;)

    2. I can’t help but wonder if they were going to cut off a finger every day that the ransom wasn’t paid.

      1. It was Mercedes, they are trying to destabalise Ferrari to get back on top.

      2. @clive-allen, that is very funny!

  3. And like that I have a new profile photo :)

    1. OmarRoncal - Go Seb!!! (@)
      29th March 2017, 1:20

      Hahaha we might face copyright infringement @david-a

  4. They probably don’t need to revive Enzo anyway now that Ferrari has started winning again.

  5. “No Lance, don’t look at Giovanazzi’s stats … he was just lucky, nothing else”

  6. I don’t get all the hate been aimed at Lance Stroll, He had a difficult weekend but in the race I actually think he was doing a solid job until the car broke. He was showing decent pace & making his way through the field after that lap 1 pit stop for the flat spot (Not as if far more experienced drivers haven’t flat spotted a tyre in turn 1 before).

    It’s also been completely ignored by his critics who seem to believe he’s useless & all that, that he actually won the F3 championship last year with more pole positions & more race wins than anyone else & having only failed to finish on the podium in 10 of the 30 races he took part in. And in his rookie F3 season the year before he finished 5th with a win & series of podiums late in the year.

    The kid’s young & I think he deserves to be given time before everyone starts heaping on the criticism that many already are. Looking at his Pre-F1 resume seems to suggest that he has a decent level of talent, I mean he’s won 3 series championships & won a lot of races & you don’t tend to do that if your as useless as people are trying to suggest he is.

    Has he made the jump to F1 too soon? I think it’s too early to tell.

    1. His T1 lock up did a lot to hurt his race.

      It was an overly optimistic dive bomb.

      1. Or he simply wasn’t expecting traffic to slow as much as it did.

    2. Fair point @stefmeister. Perhaps we have forgotten how hard it can be to drive your first F1 race, especially due to a certain Italian’s performance, lack of testing compared to say Hamilton’s first race and getting used to the cars being easier to drive over the years.

      What worried me a bit though was the on boards. He looked so nervous at the wheel, a bit like learning to drive for the first time. I think he could do with a few shunts early on from pushing, get the negativity out of the way early on and then learn from this. My fear is he’ll drive tentatively all season and basically never crash but be basically rubbish. Let’s see.

      1. @john-h Well, ‘never crash’ seems a tad unlikely don’t you think? ;-)

        1. I agree with those saying give Stroll a chance…more to the point, it’s ridiculous not to. This is all new to him and here’s the point…they just changed the cars to make them more enthralling and harder to drive as well as raising the qualifying age for entering F1, because it was too easy, and also risked looking too easy when a 17 year old was able to enter. Why is it any surprise that as F1 heads back to being something more like the pinnacle should be, Lance struggled in his first race? Isn’t that how hard we (and they) want F1 to be?

          Some were saying give experienced VB half a season to get up to speed at Merc, but some can’t give rookie Stroll one race before he is washed up? Very strange.

    3. It’s simple. If your from a rich background you have to be twice as good as a peasant for the majority to think your alright. If Stroll came into F1 from a council house background after winning f3 the year before last weekend would have been glossed over.

      The other thing is it’s the European, especially British pressing pushing this. Maybe to deflect from the mess that Palmer is. Like some have said the Canadian press are hyping him the Britisg press are ignoring how rubbish Palmer is. They cannot hype Palmer at all he iscthat bad plus the other Brit on the grid is one of the best.

  7. Given all the discussion about the new rules and whether they are good for the sport, the Australian TV figures for Sunday’s race are in.

    Total viewers: 1.17 Million (Free To Air 963k, Pay TV 207k)

    How does that compare to previous years?
    2016: 1.053 M (free to air & Pay tv)
    2015: 1.223 M (free to air & Pay tv)
    2014: 1.347 M (only shown on free to air)
    2013: 1.22 M (only shown on free to air)

    2017: 565k
    2016: 536k
    2105: 661k
    2014: 567k

    Numbers increased on last year, but is just below the average for the past 4 years. Will be interesting to see how viewer numbers continue throughout the year.

    For comparison, figures for Monaco GP over the past 5 years:
    2016: 605k (Ricciardo on pole)
    2015: 314k
    2014: 435k
    2013: 469k
    2012: 552k (Webber on pole)

    1. Just filling in the Monaco gaps:
      2016 RIC 605k
      2015 HAM 314k
      2014 ROS 435k
      2013 ROS 469k
      2012 WEB 552k
      A couple of Aussies grab pole and see how the ratings soar. I honestly thought Lewis would have pulled bigger numbers. I guess it came down to the monotony of the Mercedes teams dominance.

    2. Bear in mind as well that a lot more people watch streams now.

  8. I understand the why of talking about Alonso and McLaren at every turn because they have massively under-performed expectations but I feel like the constant drum beat is sucking up oxygen from what would otherwise be an intriguing season of stories. Every single time I look for my daily F1 info I find more hum-drum about them.

    More focus on the positives would be great. Like the potential of a proper title fight, which teams are best positioned to win the development race, which drivers to watch for breakout seasons, which teams are set to improve their pecking order, etc.

    I get that McLaren have a certain prestige but recent history as shown us nothing special from them. I think that’s not a fluke but it’s being treated as such by most media coverage. I am not sure where the bias of expectation comes from but I just don’t see any reason to pretend they should be at the front of the field and no signs have said they should be. Alonso was great and is a good driver, but I think any driver in his position, barring a rookie, would feel, act and say similar things. It’s really down to his decision to join the team and his expectations that are easy to criticize. I don’t feel sorry for him, he’s burned too many bridges. I don’t feel sorry for Honda or McLaren either becasue they have both been stubborn, either in outward optimism by the team or rigid corporate doctrine by Honda. Being humble and nimble both seem to elude the whole organization.

    1. @milkromeda, to some extent, I think McLaren are helped by the fact that a number of the larger motorsport publications are based in the UK and have English as their working language, whereas with Honda most of their engineers do not speak English fluently and therefore a number of their statements or interviews with personnel need translating first.

      As a result, McLaren are able to put their story out relatively easily and in just the way that they want it to be presented, and naturally they want to present the picture of them being a great design team whilst simultaneously downplaying their own design mistakes.

      Furthermore, McLaren’s personnel are much more likely to have personal links with people working in the motorsport press whom they can leak stories to in such a way as to ensure favourable coverage – note how, whenever most writers cite a source for stories about McLaren-Honda, it is almost invariably from McLaren and not from Honda.

      To some extent, some of those journalists might also be somewhat more reluctant to stick the boot in to a team where they may have friends working and given that there are a lot more McLaren fans here that are likely to complain if they were harshly treated by the press than there are Honda fans who would complain.

      With Honda, the situation is more difficult because they are reliant on either bringing in external translators or on those publications translating the articles in house, so some articles and statements do seem to be mangled slightly. I know that there is one poster on the Autosport forums who has taken the original Japanese interviews and translated them into English, and it makes for an interesting comparison to see what is and isn’t said.

      For example, the motorsport website published two versions of an interview with Hasegawa before the Australian GP, one in the original Japanese and an English translation of that interview. What is notable is that the English article quoted Hasegawa as making a comment about Honda working on the engine maps that was completely absent in the original Japanese version – it’s not the first time either, as some of the other interviews where Honda appeared to be more bullish in the English translation than the original Japanese, but some of those subtleties in idioms and tone are not translated into English that easily.

  9. Is that Rubens in a Sauber?

    1. Nah, that’s a F4
      His kid is going to drive it

      In the video he says that he is doing a sit fitting, and maybe do a few laps in the middle of the season in his son’s car

  10. 2015: We need head protection, we have to improve safety
    2016: We are testing the halo, we want to implement it in 2017
    2016: There is no conclusive tests with the halo just yet, we will take more time to evaluate it and other solutions for 2018
    2017: We don’t plan to test the halo anymore, it is still the only viable solution
    2018: Yeah, it doesn’t really work that good, we are going to take it off

    1. @johnmilk you forgot: Mercedes: look at this stylish Concept for a novel headprotection device.
      FIA: yeah thats right we Build like an obese g-string-whaletail kinda Carbon clusterflock

      1. The halo shape from a top down view was similar to the Merc badge.

  11. Most people want Stroll to fail for the obvious reason that requires no elucidation. Stroll’s wrecks in testing and P3, and his manic “sawing” at the wheel, as though on an X-Box, were encouraging signs of failure. That said, I don’t think we’ve enough evidence yet that this kid won’t come back strong over the season and make us eat crow.

  12. F1 2017: is it better?

    After a few days to think about the Melbourne GP, it seems to me the lack of on track overtaking is something that needs to be considered. Racing is primarily supposed to be done on the track, and the most basic aspect of that is faster competitors passing slower ones, but this generation of cars requires a much larger difference in performance between the slower and the faster cars than what has been required in the past, which is why we didn’t see much on track overtaking. Arguably this lack of performance difference is a good thing.
    I think Chris Horner’s request to hold judgment until after the Bahrain GP is reasonable, and so is Brawn’s desire not the have a panicked response to a situation like this.

    1. @drycrust I remember last year how people generally complained about the overtaking and that it was all easy overtakes with DRS and no spectacular ones, and how they wanted to have it so only great overtakes happened. While there were hardly any overtakes, the ones we did see (Perez on Sainz, Ocon and Hulk on Alonso) were very good moves. What people want, having lots of overtakes but all being great, is kinda impossible.

  13. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
    29th March 2017, 8:22

    I am genuinely concerned for what’s going to unfold when Lance is let loose at Monaco. Oh the humanity.

    1. @rdotquestionmark, I’d be more worried about Verstappen, if I’m frank – remember how many major crashes he has had at Monaco over the past couple of years?

      1. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
        29th March 2017, 9:02

        I have a sneaking suspicion Max is a little better than Lance. Not sure where I get it from though……

        1. @rdotquestionmark, the thing is, irrespective of his record at other circuits, Verstappen has crashed multiple times in Monaco.

          Last year, he crashed in the final practise session, crashed again in the first part of qualifying and ultimately crashed out of the race as well, whilst in 2015 he also retired from that race after crashing into Grosjean (I know that Verstappen tried to accuse Grosjean of brake testing him, but the evidence that came forth pointed towards Verstappen making a mistake and a number of drivers criticised him for wrongly accusing Grosjean).

          It’s also something that, when you look back at some of his earlier races, has come up before. Although the European Formula 3 series did not race at Monaco in 2014, they did revive the Pau Grand Prix, a street circuit which is similar in nature to Monaco – when he raced there in Formula 3, out of the three rounds in Pau, Max crashed out of two of them due to self inflicted driver error.

          Although the comment was light hearted, it is still the case that Verstappen has multiple accidents at Monaco and at street circuits which have similar characteristics to Monaco. On that basis, I wouldn’t be surprised if Max hits the barriers at least one during the race weekend in Monaco this year.

    2. @rdotquestionmark and Baku

      Maybe until then he would be able to stay away from the walls. If he can’t at least he might the other and widen the track

      1. * might help the others

        1. Roth Man (@rdotquestionmark)
          29th March 2017, 9:06

          Haha his Dad will have to pay for the rebuilding of the wall of champions at Canada once Lance has finished with it @johnmilk

          I’m sure he will improve vastly but he’s far from F1 level imo

  14. Neil (@neilosjames)
    29th March 2017, 9:01

    Stroll could end up being the poster boy for all kids who are pushed and pushed far too hard, far too quickly, by over-demanding parents/sponsors/whoever… or themselves… and end up wrecking whatever talent they may have developed had they been given a little bit of extra time.

    I expect some people look at Verstappen and think ‘he did OK, so any kid would’. But Verstappen is/was a total freak (meant as a compliment). The overwhelming majority of teenagers, however fast they think they are, and however wonderful their backers believe they can be, just aren’t ready.

    Stroll might get away with it because his father’s money will buy him as much time as he needs, but I think he’d have had a far better chance of becoming a good (top 50% of the grid) driver if he’d waited a year or two and got some more experience under his belt.

    1. @neilosjames After having watched a special on Stroll I do think he comes by his desire to race honestly since he was keen even in his very beginning karting years to be a racer. Ie. It doesn’t feel like he was pushed but rather found a great love at a very early age.

      I think what you are getting at is that in fact F1 is heading back to where it should be, and the very reason why there was considerable debate, and an immediate age rule change, after Max came in. Should F1 be a series that the public sees a 17 year old come in an tackle relatively easily, or should it be a sport that requires more time and experience than that to not just be ready physically, but psychologically as well?

      F1 is harder now than when Max came in, and that’s how it should be. If LS is struggling now, that is a good indication that F1 is heading back the right way. It needs be a series that can’t just be tackled as soon as a driver is just old enough to enter. It should be as you say a series that requires more experience and age to succeed in if it is the pinnacle of racing globally.

  15. Silly Italians, April 1st is on Saturday

  16. My take is… Overtaking is worse.. But racing much improved.

    Have you seen Vettel chasing down Hamilton? It was a proper Battle for the win.

    If Vettel didnt overcut Hamilton we would have an exciting race to the end.

    While there were not many overtakes all were good. Not one was a simple highway pass, except Riciardo on Alonso… But thats a Honda not rule problem.

    So things are better. Now FOM should invest money in research to peovide more downforce for the following car and limit wakes.

  17. Tony Mansell
    29th March 2017, 10:35

    Brundle said Stroll was ‘over driving’ not over steering though he was doing that too. We probably need a Stroll to show us how good the rest are and that its not easy.

    The oft repeated ‘they’re not even tired’ is a bit of a myth also. Mansell always pushed himself beyond the edge but most drivers unless they were stuck in 6th or something were mostly fine. Conditioning is the key, theres a Swiss guy, runs up the Eiger in an afternoon. It used to take a week and half of them would die.

    As for overtaking, it was Bernie’s final parting gift and everyone fell for it including me, I thought the tyres and diffuser would compensate, they haven’t. Get some ground effects and get the front wing off bar a Graham Hill moustache sized deflector.

    Drivers were VERY cautious though, ‘Sochi-esque’

    1. As for overtaking, it was Bernie’s final parting gift and everyone fell for it including me, I thought the tyres and diffuser would compensate, they haven’t.

      Not everyone. A large group of us have been decrying the changes since they were announced and were repeatedly dismissed.

  18. Also on this day in F1: Sebastian Vettel took his first win as a Ferrari driver two years ago today in Malaysia, and furthermore, the 2009 edition of the Australian GP was also held on this day.

  19. I don’t understand some of the negative comments regarding Stroll. At one time, F3 was the sole right of passage into F1 and he has done that route with honours. Of course I understand that the gap between the current F3 and F1 has widened considerably, but Stroll would has surely learned many of the fundamentals of basic racecraft including situational awareness and literally racing wheel to wheel. I don’t see his situation as being that much different from MV except that Max has the benefit of his father’s firm grip & experience. The worst that can happen is that Lance buys into all the current crop of negativity and defeats himself..

    There is no way that Claire Williams should feel ‘ashamed’ as stated by one bitter poster.

    I hope his dad had tells him as much..

    1. Josh (@canadianjosh)
      30th March 2017, 5:06

      I’m not bitter I just think Williams will be a tad bit embarrassed so far with what Lance has done. Don’t get me wrong, I fully support the kid and will get goose bumps if he gets a good finish but right now to me, he doesn’t look like an F1 calibre talent. Melbourne is a tough circuit but time will tell I guess.

  20. Michael Brown (@)
    29th March 2017, 21:52

    “Brown wants five more years with Alonso”

    It’s true!

  21. Evil Homer (@)
    30th March 2017, 11:32

    I simply cant believe that Enzo Ferrari story- he died in 1988, what were they expecting to find??

    I was in Melbourne last weekend and was lucky enough to spend Thursday in the paddock as a guest of Force India (when I say ‘lucky’ it means I spent too much money :( I bumped into Stroll Snr and gave him the good old Aussie “g’day mate, how is your lad gonna go this weekend?” His response actually surprised me, he said “he is very excited to get going but he is really nervous”, not the sometime arrogant response you may expect from a multi-billionaire, he was very down to earth.

    They know all are judging him on the money, lets give him half a chance and hopefully he can show a few good drives over the year as he leans a bit.

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