ringo wrote:Holding back to lay wait and destroy another's race is just malicious.
How long have you been watching racing? Since Lewis came to Formula 1? There's nothing Massa did that comes close to "making more than one move" as you accuse him of. Holding up the field (or another driver) has been around since the beginning of Formula 1. Holding up a team rival, through taking away his ability to brake when he wants, not giving him a good line, or going slow enough to stay in front but not fast enough to give him an advantage is completely normal. Like someone said, that is exactly what Alonso did to Schumacher in Imola.
Lewis couldn't get past and hit Massa. Why are you always calling foul when Lewis can't overtake someone? Yes, he is one of the top overtakers in F1 and single seater racing for that matter, but everytime someone doesn't kindly get out of his way and they make him work for it isn't a reason to constantly bleat about it. If Massa was holding him up he should have been classic Lewis Hamilton and blown his doors off. Instead he hit him. Incessantly going on and on about it and quoting regulation that isn't applicable, he wasn't driving erratically nor did he put Lewis in any form of danger
, means nothing. Lewis ran into the back of a car he should have passed. Just because he's Lewis doesn't mean he shouldn't have to fight for what he wants and doesn't mean those he can't pass should be penalized or reprimanded. Massa was a bit of an ass for what he did, but Lewis should have never made contact with his car. Especially because everyone holds him on a pedestal of greatness.
The only thing I've seen from Lewis lately is extreme impatience and immaturity. He came into a top team, deservedly so I guess I would agree, and now he's finding out that Formula 1 isn't so easy and your team isn't always king of the hill. He would be smart to shut his mouth and earn his paycheck because brash mistakes on the track and BS like chewing out his mechanics isn't doing him any good in the paddock. Alonso threw a massive tantrum and look where that got him. I'm not saying that Lewis would do something like that, but his immaturity and rash moves aren't winning him any fans. People, especially high profile sports teams, tend to shy away from hotheads no matter how talented they are. He needs to buckle down and do what he's paid to do. That being win races and championships for McLaren. He's got more talent than easily half the field but his teammate, who gets undeserved scorn by many here
, is doing the deed for McLaren and without a shred of negativity in his actions. He needs to take a good hard look at himself and figure out what's going on and correct it. I don't mean everything is his fault of course, he's gotten genuinely screwed many number of times, but something has changed and his on track and off track behavior are suffering. Lewis is better than all this, he just needs to find that happy place, return to it, and start kicking ass again week in week out.