Formula One Russian Grand Prix | Driver of the Day: Vote Now

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Russel learned what he knows about driving from Lewis. He has said this numerous times, and if you are unaware of this fact then you just don't know. Verstappen can't do a simple drive to the grid on a wet track without crashing. Norris is cool, and Ricciardo is a great driver. Leclerc is talented but he's not the driver that Hamilton is as a whole. I mean he's managed to take out both Ferrari s in a race. I would take Vettel over Leclerc in a heartbeat. The fact is that Mercedes always wanted Lewis and only Lewis in that car.


You must be a lucky man
 
Russel learned what he knows about driving from Lewis. He has said this numerous times, and if you are unaware of this fact then you just don't know. Verstappen can't do a simple drive to the grid on a wet track without crashing. Norris is cool, and Ricciardo is a great driver. Leclerc is talented but he's not the driver that Hamilton is as a whole. I mean he's managed to take out both Ferrari s in a race. I would take Vettel over Leclerc in a heartbeat. The fact is that Mercedes always wanted Lewis and only Lewis in that car.
You think Leclerc was at fault at Brazil? How can you be so dense?
 
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So Max can’t race? Why is he 3e in the standing? Yes you are blessed, that I don’t know where you live.:roflmao:
If Ricciardo was still Verstappen's teammate he wouldn't be third since Ricciardo always beat him on the same team. Now I didn't say that Verstappen couldn't race you did, and if you knew where I lived you would have to bring help.
 
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It wasn't at Brazil, it was at the A1 circuit when he took out both cars. You really should stay off the drugs.
And at Brazil? Your precious driver took them both...

What's up with the trolls around here? They are so weak.

If Ricciardo was still Verstappen's teammate he wouldn't be third since Ricciardo always beat him on the same team. Now I didn't say that Verstappen couldn't race you did, and if you knew where I lived you would have to bring help.

Lmao, internet tough guy as well!
 
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And at Brazil? Your precious driver took them both...

What's up with the trolls around here? They are so weak.



Lmao, internet tough guy as well!
That's exactly what I was thinking about him. Thing about me though is I don't fear any man who walks this Earth. Not because I think that I'm tough. I just don't live with that type of fear. I don't fear any man - none. Let me rephrase that, I only fear one man who walked this Earth and only him.
 
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I'm no Vettel fan, but it seems to me that the Ferrari is 'difficult' to drive. I'm more into MotoGP personally, and have ridden various motorcycles on track. From my very limited experience some bikes 'feel good' and talk to you, some (one of mine I didn't enjoy on track) don't. Obvs I could just ride at whatever pace I wanted, it was for fun, but I suspect sometimes cars/bikes just don't gel with a particular style/driver/rider. They have to push on anyway (they get paid ok) and that means it can look like they've lost their speed/mojo/talent. I am interested to see how he goes at Racing Point.

Exactly, to win consistantly you NEED one of the best vehicles under you. (unless your name is Marc Marquez!). Put the best in an average car and they'll get average results (by their standards).

Not only that small changes out of your control can make a huge difference, I remember Vinales creaming it in 2017 then Michelin chaged tyre contruction and he went backwards. Same with Dovi this year it seems he can't get on with the new tyre construction.
 
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Same as Hamilton doing crap in the Maclaren between his 1st championship and moving to Merc?

In those years Hamilton was 5th, 4th, 5th. 4th, 4th

Vettel since his last championship was 5th, 3rd, 4th, 2nd, 2nd, 5th, Not bad considering that was during the Merc dominance.

And I'm no Vettel fan, he's a weird German...hot headed, not something I'd associate with a German, pretty calm, calculating people normally IMO.

Only one thing is certain, Lewis is better than Bottas. But Lewis was beaten by Button. And Vettel was better than Weber. And now Leclerc is better than Vettel. If you align the drivers that way, you could say Weber < Vettel < Leclerc and Bottas < Lewis < Button.

Nope not lucky - blessed.

Lewis, is that you? :roflmao:
 
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Only one thing is certain, Lewis is better than Bottas. But Lewis was beaten by Button. And Vettel was better than Weber. And now Leclerc is better than Vettel. If you align the drivers that way, you could say Weber < Vettel < Leclerc and Bottas < Lewis < Button.



Lewis, is that you? :roflmao:
Donnie T is that you?
 
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Only one thing is certain, Lewis is better than Bottas. But Lewis was beaten by Button. And Vettel was better than Weber. And now Leclerc is better than Vettel. If you align the drivers that way, you could say Weber < Vettel < Leclerc and Bottas < Lewis < Button.



Lewis, is that you? :roflmao:

In reality I think at the highest level the difference in individual driver skill is not that big, the top drivers are not head and shoulders above the ones at the back of the grid. What makes the most difference is the vehicle. But that "extra" a top driver brings is often the missing link in maximising the vehicle performance. So many variables......shame so much is made of Lewis' race on both sides of the argument.
 

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I also think that mental focus plays a huge part in a driver's performance too. A few seasons ago, if Hamilton suffered a set-back in a race, or if things weren't going 100% his way, it was like he just gave up; talked himself out of the race. That's one thing he seems to have grown out of recently.

Vettel is another driver who seems overly controlled by his emotions / state of mind.

I think once you get to the top of your game, when you've trained your body to be as good as it can be, when you've honed your skills as much as possible, psychology will undoubtedly start to show as an area of strength or weakness.
 
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what strikes me as Lewis in midfield is that he is more difficult to get a good result, compared to Max Verstappen.

he gets stressed out on the radio and gets stressed again.

with his current team merc rocketship.. and when he starts on P1 he never gets stressed.


About his teammates ....

Bottas just isn't good enough! everyone agrees ... with Button and Rosberg he had a lot more trouble and now with his unbeatable package and not changing the rules ... until 2022.

what I said before, why did the FIA not intervene earlier as it has always done after a number of years in F1 history? next year the same Merc is a Lewis show.

For me @ Lewis he is a good driver but we only know the best when the rest, especially Max and Le Clerc, can compete with him for the Wdc. Max managed to catch up with playful ease. We see it in Brazil if hey have a very good car in a weekend.

with the help of the FIA to merc, the rules won't change until 2022.

So this man must feel very happy.

Is Lewis going to break Michael's records? yes ... is he the best ever? no ... not for me! Schumacher was more competitive in his time and he went to a weak Ferrari after two world titles.

Above all, Lewis must be a happy man in the right place. Without any competition the others and weak team mate
 
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This weekend he earned 3th place, and 2 penalties.
And what difference has that made really, except for the fact that he now has the drivers behind him as support, even they have said that it's too harsh, and he has raised awareness that the stewards are trying to single him out to spice up races. Now in the scope of the championship it means very little since he still has an enormous lead in points over everyone in the field so it's inconsequential really.

Heck, as he does so well, he has raised awareness because people are now wondering if F1 needs to overhaul the penalty points system. This has been one big mess, and more embarrassment for Formula One, not Lewis.

P.S. the two penalty points were rescinded by the Russian GP stewards so I don't know what to tell you there except that they knew Lewis wasn't at fault because he was told to do what he did so.... sorry? At least there is no finger pointing within the team like some other teams on the grid you might know. Which is why they will continue to decimate the field.
 
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