I don't see much respect there but anyway. I'm not here to claim Vettel as some Gandhi or Teresa. He has his fair share of moron moments, Mexico 2016 is not one in my book. I have always said that he should have been black flagged immediately at Baku in 2017. To sight an example on Hamilton's behalf, I just did not get the logic of Spa 2008 for example. I get the downbeat behaviour then.zibby43 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:40 amRespectfully, I couldn't disagree more with this statement. He's competitive, like any other successful driver in the sport.Schuttelberg wrote: ↑Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:58 amLewis tends to behave like an over petulant child when things don't go his way and I think he was just done with it after the start.
I like Vettel, but when I think of petulance, I think of his outburst on the radio at Charlie Whiting and ramming into Lewis in Baku.
And after this race, Lewis was very quick to say Bottas deserved the win and played down the very real damage to the rear section of the floor, which is well documented by pretty much every reputable F1 journalist in the paddock at this point. Hamilton said Bottas won at the start.
It seems that those who are trying to disregard the reality of the floor damage (there are photos of the piece missing, photos of the team trying to cure that part of the floor pre-race, etc.) can't see past an irrational hatred for Lewis, which is their prerogative. To me, it's like denying the moon landing happened.
And virtually no one has said that the damage was the primary difference in the outcome of the race. On the contrary, it only partially explained the size of the gap.
I will show you umpteen videos of Vettel behaving like a grown up in this phase where Hamilton has won endlessly and I will show you the same number where Hamilton's body language is a tell tell that he isn't the same when he wins. Perhaps, it's got to do with his people pleasing attitude when he wins and all that PR codswallop.
On to the race, Hamilton lost at the start and it's really harsh. I think he would have won broken floor, wing, car or not if he led lap 1. Mercedes also gave him a pretty moron strategy trying to protect from Vettel who was the first to be put on the moron strategy.
There is no irrational hatred for Lewis and if you don't believe that Mercedes have done an exceptional job protecting their drivers in the very pressurised moments, you're probably on the moon my friend.
Both Hamilton and Vettel are the best drivers of their generation and in 2019 March, Hamilton is the better of the two. Both have endearing personality traits and very irritating ones as well. I just felt that Vettel handles losing better than Hamilton. It's not a sin you know if you're Hamilton? The first sign of a successful person is to be unable to tolerate defeat.
Take it easy and it might not be a bad idea to hear someone else's opinion and not judge them unnecessarily without knowing them.