ISLAMATRON wrote:I'm sure you would have prefered Lou to say that yea Alonso was so much better then him... or even better yet just keep his mouth shut as all black people should.
It appears someone is playing the race card in attempt to stir up more anger and turmoil. Shameful. You would think this person enjoys throwing gasoline on fires.
Getting back to the topic, the timing of this interview makes sense of it all. This is the off-season, the time when the drivers train and prepare themselves physically and mentally. That includes lots of trips to sports psychologists and motivators to instill confidence in the driver. So in the last few months, Lewis has been replaying all the positive aspects of his career, part of the confidence-building process.
Without a doubt Lewis Hamilton is a very quick driver, worthy of a ride in Formula One. He was as quick as the best, out of the box. During his rookie year Lewis was spectacular, but he was a rookie, and did make mistakes. And how you look at the picture is determined by what numbers you select. Alonso out-performed Hamilton 10 times, versus Lewis' 7 times versus Alonso. And at the end of the season, when true mental toughness was required, Alonso out-performed Hamilton 5 of the last 6 races of the season. Lots and lots of cannon-fodder for fanboys and their emotion-fueled arguments.
Lewis, despite his amazing talent and accomplishments, is still not the complete package. Right now, the level of his maturity is of concern. If he thinks he's playing some kind of pre-season mind games on Alonso he's very mistaken, this kind of stuff is nothing to Fernando.
That kind of talk is going to deliver nothing but hard times on the track for Hamilton, other drivers will not be gentle or forgiving with him.
Now that next year's season is firming up, the drivers are starting to examine their competition, and trying to lay the groundwork for success against them. Not only to improve their own personal position (physical training, mental conditioning), but to interfere, or even sabotage the other drivers. Not sabotage as in cutting brake lines, but the kind of sabotage that distracts a driver, takes him off his game plan. For instance, IF I was was going to mess up, let's say, Jenson Button, I would get a handful of people to launch and maintain a vigorous public relations campaign for Jenson to run in the London Marathon. He did it last year, and it would be difficult for him to decline. It's one week after China and two weeks before Spain. So to the ordinary citizen, it appears do-able. But of course for Jenson, it would be a needless distraction in his campaign for a WDC. And if he declined, then it would make him look bad in the British tabloids. That's the kind of stuff you can do.
Oh well, we will just have to see how this first shot in the trash talking wars plays out.
A proud Canadian, and yes, HOCKEY is our game.