PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:13 am
Look at that! Listen to Hamilton's throttle... nothing could be done,.....
Nothing could be done? Do not get disrespectful for Hamilton. We are not in a junior series where you need to defend your favorite Noob...
e30ernest wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:45 am
Yeah I do think that if the team had evidence that it wasn't Lewis' fault, then they would have appealed this.
It is borderline stupid to speak about a "fault" given the last 10 years of Formula1 with Hamilton. A few years ago Hamilton was celebrated for running Rosberg wide every time he Ros was on the outside. This is the usual hard racing, Hamilton would never give up the outside curb.
Here Albon had so much more grip that it was not the usual wheel to wheel touch, but front wheel to back wheel. This is no fault, this is no racing incident, this is simply a drive through penalty because of hard racing on the razor edge.
And it was "one for the team", without kicking Albon he would have won. Hamilton is a team player.
NathanOlder wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:59 am
Now I'm not having a go at you , I am just saying, with your last sentence, you show you don't actually understand how racing on the limit works. ......
Seems like you do not know this track or do not know how racing works at all.
The corner is a masterpiece of a corner. It has a changing radius and is hanging to the outside, before it changes to inside. The fastest way here is to break to the apex, apply slight throttle to trigger understeer to the outside apex where full throttle is applied. Throttle is really only slight, every bit of pushing it causes understeer.
A perfect example for this is the pole lap of Bottas this year. You can nicely see how he applies throttle to get the car into understeering, opens the steering to get the car out of understeering before the apex and then corrects the oversteer when he pushes the throttle fully.
Same in the fight Ham vs. Alb. The slight rattle noise from the exhaust once Ham is at the apex is simply slight throttle for understeer.
As said before...it is somewhere between impolite to disrespectful to say a Formula1 driver is not capable of driving this corner in different lines. For myself it is too difficult, I am anywhere in this corner...but not a F1 driver and certainly not Hamilton.