PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:20 pm
Schuttelberg wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:21 am
It's mind boggling how result oriented people in the world have become. Hamilton and Rosberg also won everything in their time together but, Rosberg had the capacity to compete against a RedBull or a Ferrari in an equal car. There's no doubt he wasn't so great at passing but he was streets ahead of Bottas and most importantly he had speed. Rosberg was untouchable on some weekends consistently
even against a driver of Hamilton's calibre. Bottas is nowhere near him. The only reason "he's been doing his job" is because Mercedes was so far ahead and now in 2021 when Hamilton needs his support, he is nowhere.
The logical solution was to have Ocon in the Mercedes already and then contemplate between him and Russell. Instead, a Mercedes prodigy is now a Renault driver and if Hamilton decides to pull the hand break on his career, Mercedes are left with an unproven talent and a proven failure. They've put too many eggs in the Hamilton basket. I much preferred a Hamilton/Rosberg pairing where your second driver is not a doormat. He's about 1.5 and fully capable of being champion. It's very clear that Red Bull and Ferrari have both recognised this and put things in place for a good 4-5 years. People keep saying that once Hamilton leaves, Verstappen will go to Mercedes but that seat may not be so illusive come 2022. Mercedes have gone from having any driver they like in that seat to Hamilton/bust. It's a clear failure of management and investment but thanks to the masterclass of Hamilton's driving and Mercedes engineers, people will sing hymns of leadership in tribute to Toto Wolff.
I thought anyone could win in a Mercedes, so why the concern if Hamilton retires along an unproven driver
The issue with you is that you only read what you want to read and are intolerant of another person's opinion. Hamilton has been the best driver of his generation. It would not be a stretch to call him the GOAT although I have always believed you cannot compare a Fangio to a Schumacher to a Hamilton.
These are sportsmen. Not robots. Hamilton could have won titles no matter who you put in the second car. BUT, his years against Button and Rosberg were his finest and you could really see the talent he has shine through. If people like you want to shut their eyes and sing his hymns about 2019-20, then that's not my problem. No matter which team Hamilton leaves, he will leave a huge vaccum. He has won races he shouldn't have and deserved his dominant cars but that doesn't mean I should feel any differently about him winning races or titles basically any driver of any pedigree would have. The competition is fierce in 2021 and his team mate is often shown up in races with his tail firmly between his legs with no wag in it. It's a decent reflection of how easy Hamilton has had it the previous couple of years. There is also a degree of uneasiness in Lewis which is normal and it has shown with the mistakes he has made this year. I think Max will bring out the absolute best in him as this season progresses but the lack of competition has clearly shown and on the other hand Max has been on the absolute ragged edge with razor sharp elbows anytime he has been in combat.
Make of this post what you will. I don't care. I will respond if a discussion is something I can learn from and not a silly fan just trying to prove his fav driver is god.
"Sebastian there's very, you're a member of a very select few.. Stewart, Lauda, Piquet, Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Fangio.. VETTEL!"