Bill_Kar wrote: ↑
Sat May 27, 2017 3:42 pm
Bottas being that close is a good sign overall.I would never expect him to pull such a good lap, shame he lost by centimeters again against VET.
Second race for Hamilton with bad set-up, overcooking-overheating and off the pace.
If Vettel continues problem-free, Hamilton got a mountain to climb.
To be very honest, I find such posts very unfair. I don't know what you mean and may be it's my error in judgement but Lewis Hamilton is part of the problem. (bad set up, tyre temps)
The last 3 street circuit events, Hamilton's team mates have out qualified him and twice put it on pole. Yesterday, Valtteri nearly did as well. 2 of those races resulted in wins and we're yet to find out today's result.
Vettel is running "trouble free" because he's worked hard for it. He had a lot of engine trouble in Spain and loss of track time but he was able to pull his socks up and compete. I'm not saying drivers can control engine failures but a driver of the class and calibre of Hamilton is expected to drive around problems like set up, tyres etc. His team mate who is regarded quite a few levels below certainly is.
I will say it again- Ever since winning the 2015 title, Lewis has these weird weekends where he's nowhere. He would have won the title without Malaysia 2016 but that was against Rosberg. He's competing against an arguably stiffer competition and with the Ferrari an equal to the Mercedes this year, the margin for error is a lot less.
I've been the first to praise Lewis and defend him here in 2016, but so far this year he's not driving at his best and Seb has simply been better.
"Sebastian there's very, you're a member of a very select few.. Stewart, Lauda, Piquet, Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Fangio.. VETTEL!"