n smikle wrote:"Maintain the GAP! (you ole dawg you!)" was the shot to the head for Mark me thinks. One can never be the same after a deep message like that. It will be very difficult to cure.
For Hamilton his problems are a little deeper. It started with Australia 2010 when he lost trust with his new engineer, then it got worse in Malaysia 2011, Girlfriend problems, Father problems, Racial fear and insecurity (it's obvious he thinks about it), Seeing Vettel run away with everything and the impossiblity to take the fight to him, Run ins with the stewards, Fights with massa, frustrations with Schumacher, Punctures at the worst time, being hit out by your own teammate, breaking up with your GF who has gone to newer man - AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST! BEING BEAT BY YOUR SLOWER TEAMMATE while you weren't even noticing! HAHAHA!!
Hamilton my boy...Got a lot of things to fix before the year is done. Maybe a win at this track (Hey the Bulls will be FAST HERE!!) will start the healing process.
They were both lucky that Hamilton had problems with his car that year as well. He slaughtered them in qualifying and was looking good in the race until his car started failing. Think it was his brakes if I remember correctly?raymondu999 wrote:If Webber does get a win it will be in Brazil I think. Mark doesn't have a good feel for the grip of the surface in Yas Marina; he's gone on record to say it as well; and how the general layout of it doesn't suit his driving style. In 2009 he finished 2nd in a Red Bull 1-2; yes, but he was barely hanging on. He was 17s behind Vettel and he was eating up his options; and only just hung on to his 2nd place from Button
There was clearly something wrong on race day, the car was getting slower and slower and Hamilton was having trouble slowing it down. I don't know what the issue was in the end but it's officially recorded by the FIA as a problem with the brakes.raymondu999 wrote:To be fair Hamilton retired from 2nd place rather than 1st place (Vettel jumped him in the stops). McLaren in the end found nothing wrong with the brakes; but they couldn't risk Hamilton turning up at Turn 8 at 320kph and have his brakes not working.
You kidding right? The brakes had a big air bubble in the carbon and It was not aged properly. IT was essentially faulty brakes. It was dusting away from the second lap. You can watch the race again and see. There is no way pace goes away like that especially with Bridgestone tyres!raymondu999 wrote:To be fair Hamilton retired from 2nd place rather than 1st place (Vettel jumped him in the stops). McLaren in the end found nothing wrong with the brakes; but they couldn't risk Hamilton turning up at Turn 8 at 320kph and have his brakes not working.
Except for Ted Kravitz's blog there doesn't seem to be conclusive evidence that anything was wrong with the brakes.Ted Kravitz wrote: Some interesting detail on Lewis Hamilton's brake failure. It was caused by a manufacturing error that left a less dense area of carbon material in the middle of one brake pad.
That explains how the brakes worked well in qualifying and were just about all right in the first stint of the race.
But when the pad wore down and hit the 'hole', it quickly wore out, the temperatures went through the roof and total brake failure would have resulted, had McLaren not retired Hamilton on safety grounds.
Dude, buy some leather trousers. Unless of course you like bloody stumps when you crash.Trailer23 wrote:Here is a pic of me on my HONDA CBR-600RR at the Yas Marina Curcuit from earlier in the year .
I have a vid too doing a lap, but all U can see is a fly-by .
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