Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:31 am
Diesel wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:35 pm
For the record, I think Hamilton is currently the best driver in F1, and has been for some years. But, he wasn't always the best, and he certainly hasn't been the best driver in every session since he entered the sport.
That's entirely reasonable.
No reasonable person would consider he's always been the best nor is always the best all the time. These guys are human and humans are not perfect.
It's impossible for any top class athlete to turn up to every new event, season after season and be the best and perfect in what he does under stress and pressure of fighting for titles and glory. Till date, he remains the best rookie to have entered the sport, who almost won the title on debut.
It's one thing to perform as non-championship contender where one can afford to take risk, chance and roll the dice without bothering about the outcome, but it's entirely another to be in it and fight it while taking just the right amount of calculated risk. You overdo it just a little and you are lagging far behind. Despite having achieved so much of success, he still seems to be far away from equaling Michael's tally. That shows, how grueling and long the journey to the summit is. In that sense, he is absolutely the best F1 driver of this generation. There are worthy challengers, but until they successfully walk that long mile, they will remain pretenders.