n smikle wrote:Hamilton is putting the car where it is not supposed to be.. no wonder Button thinks the car is under performing in his hands.
Yep, Valencia was a monumental task for Hamilton from the word go, but he fought it all the way. You could say too much, but he probably put up some of the most nail biting fighting (or racing I should say) for position that we saw with Grosjean/Raikkonen/Maldonado all race.
(Interesting fact, till Valencia, Grosjean was the only person to overtake Hamilton on track during a race (bahrain), with Kimi now on the list, he has basically only been overtaken three times. All by Lotus cars. Twice by Grosjean (once more in Valencia) and once by Kimi, no wonder he was calling them his biggest threat )
All through friday and saturday, he couldn't hit the brake without locking up his fronts on almost any corner and his quali position/race pace clearly showed that he was out performing the car.
Even while defending while his car was literally on completely dead tyres, he was doing better vs Raikkonen/Maldonado than I've seen most do on fresh ones.
Its too bad tbh, but after all this it feels like the McLaren is the new dog of the top tier cars and has been behaving as such for quite a while.
If Alonso vs Massa performance means Alonso is driving a dog, then Hamilton Vs Button performance means Hamilton is driving roadkill.