Pyrone89 wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:58 pm
sAx wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:46 pm
Pyrone89 wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:31 pm
2. Max was pushing hard to keep that delta but after a number of laps the rubber was simply gone and then you saw the huge drop-off (or cliff if you will).
3. Michael was driving AGAINST that seasons superior car, Lew was driving IN this seasons superior car.
The relative performance of 1998 Ferrari/McLaren and 2019 Merc/Red Bull is not really the point. The key issue is can a driver deliver a marginal if not sub-optimal race strategy to beat the opposition...in both cases the answer was yes.
Ofcourse it is completely relevant. Delivering “a marginal if not sub-optimal race strategy to beat the opposition” is way harder if you are fighting against a better car than when you yourself have a better car
sAx's post had absolutely nothing to do with RedBull (i.e. no direct comparison or argument involving RB's performance). He (hope I got that right) didn't say RB or Max were somehow not up to the job they had to do or not. He was talking about how the very argument you responded with about being in a fast car does nothing and is basically a non-argument. It's more of a fact. Like, okay, driver A has a better package than driver B. Ok. What about it? That's life - nothing is truly equal. The point was that being given the correct tool needs to also be used correctly and Lewis did that. Most other drivers have the correct tools but have made errors that cost them the chance to make full use of said tool. For instance, 2017 Ferrari should have won the championship, if not the 2018 Ferrari. I'm not gonna say Vettel made mistakes because yes he did but that will be another tangent and I'm not accusing him at all, just illustrating how Lewis' personal performance has far exceeded most others. Had he not been on top of his game, then being in the best car is useless. An example is how many people who win the lottery suddenly go broke. Because despite having the best tool (lots of money), they don't use it properly. It had nothing to do with RB or Max, so bringing in that Max had traffic and that he had a delta etc. is irrelevant. Plus, logically the traffic Max faced everybody behind him also faced.
TL;DR: sAx was talking about Lewis using his machine the way it should have been used, otherwise it would not have made a difference if he were in the best car or not and this has nothing to do RB and Max.