NathanOlder wrote: ↑
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:06 pm
Bottas couldn't benefit from a Kimi mistake, he was barely close enough at any time. And once Lewis was 3rd Bottas had nothing. Lewis would have benefited from a Kimi mistake or even a Seb mistake as he was less than 2sec off Kimi for many laps.
Lewis fans have no problem with what Lewis did
Complete and utter nonsense only brought up to "justify" undeserved preferential treatment for Hamilton in this race and the whole season. Firstly if Bottas was so slow it should't be a problem for Hamilton to overtake him. Especially since the idea was to overtake supposedly quicker Raikkonen/Vettel. If you can't pull off the first one...
You are either missing or pretending to miss the concept and mechanism of team orders. if they put a driver (Hamilton) in front of you your job is not push 100% and stay close. That wouldn't look good in fake justification of switching places. Bottas's pace before and especially after switch is not important and should not be brought up as an argument. Why? Because they plan those moves before the race. Bottas wasn't slow at all.
Whether going back to initial position after team orders and failed attempts was optional or not is not important. At least this time pretended threat of Verstappen argument was spared, one of many cons in this cheap charade
BTW to deserve team player label you need to do something for the team. At this moment it's Hamilton 5 - his team mates 0 in terms of team orders. 1 Hungary '14, 2 Monaco '16, 3-4 Bahrain '17, 5 Hungary '17.