Wass85 wrote: ↑
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:02 pm
Hamilton vowing to be a machine this year, let's see if he can improve at 35.
It's interesting to see that contrary to belief and expectancy, it seems like Hamilton is
getting hungrier and hungrier for being even better and achieving even more results,
which is fascinating if you concider he's offcourse also aging, but it's great to see that
he's breaking the idea that you'd be 'outdated' if you're 30+.
Though i have much respect for Schumacher (more now than in the heydays actually),
i am growing and growing in respect for Hamilton, and his desire to now fully beat Schumacher's
stats is admirable and exciting. Being able to beat those stats is absolutely remarkable,
and the realization he can achieve even more in F1 and actually become the 'new' all-time great
for probably a long, long time to come is even more remarkable.
Motivation offcourse is a thing, but Hamilton isn't showing any signs that he's looking to step out
of F1 anytime soon. Whether he's gonna stay with Mercedes or go for red, it's not unlikely that
he's going to get his 8th title in the coming years. Could he even manage 10?!!!
Whatever the case, if we concider his opponents, it's unlikely that there is anybody in the F1 grid
right now that is able to beat those numbers, realistically speaking.
The only driver 'close' to Hamilton right now is Vettel, and i think we can all agree he's not in a situation
that it's going to seem likely he's going to be able to add another 4 or more titles to that tally,
especially concidering motivation. Then again, things might turn out totally different if Ferrari
brings Vettel a monster dominating car, and LeClerc turns out to miss that final stretch to make it.
Concidering LeClerc, or Verstappen for that matter, yes, they are the new generation for a while to come
and have their undeniable talent, neither has a WDC under their belts and it remains to be seen if they're
going to get a car capable of that within the next 3 seasons.
That means that both Leclerc and especially Verstappen have already served plenty of years in F1 by then
with still a dry WDC spell, and then if Hamilton reaches 8 titles, not unlikely imho,
then that means that outside of grabbing a title and thus beating Hamilton, which would be amazing and
great no matter what happens, then they still need to find 7 more titles (each).
One could reasonably argue, that if they won't make that number, then that simply would prove Hamilton
was better than them, no matter that he lost once or twice to them in a WDC battle.
Point thus is, Hamilton is going into the books as the all time great ever. Above Schumacher and Senna.
I'd say that Hamilton would be more or less and example of what we might have had had Senna not perished.
And though i will probably always hold Senna as the biggest F1 hero of all time, i can't deny that Senna came
from a wealthy family in full contrast to Hamilton coming from a 'poor' family, which imho makes it all the more impressive.
I am looking forward for a fierce 2020 competition.
Hamilton vs Verstappen vs LeClerc will be EPIC.