Jolle wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 12, 2022 1:27 pm
AeroDynamic wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 12, 2022 11:49 am
https://the-race.com/formula-1/mark-hug ... -of-senna/
AeroDynamic wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:59 pm
It must also be a pretty lonely feeling to feel like the only one that cares as much as the situation really demands.
For everyone who one served it in other cars, the grand stands, the followers, it’s just a trivial event in their own lives and a sporting controversy but doesn’t change anything. So while drivers might be like “that’s f***ed up” it’s a passing reaction.
For the guy who did break his balls And work so hard for that result, something that does reflect on his career, it’s a tough one to take. And he has to deal with it alone. Mercedes also feel it of course.
This wound reminds me very much of Ayrton’s in 1989. I would say Ayrton’s was a greater injustice but this event for Hamilton isn’t a lot better.
If he does come back, and has a genuine opportunity for the title, I can see him being at his best level but I think he would start the season very slow and that might cost him.
I say this because he’s probably taking a big break from F1 as he should be also is not going to be eager to work hard as he would have in the pre ‘21 season. He feels robbed and one has to imagine you feel a fear that you could work hard for nothing again.
Meanwhile, George will be eager to get into the new team. Settle, pursue every bit of time he can get in the simulator with the new car with Mercedes, and I expect him to start stronger between the two from better prep alone.
Asked at the first race if he felt bitter about the matter, Senna made a lengthy pause before saying, “Perhaps my silence speaks for itself.”
A controversial title decider, the losing driver suggesting there had been manipulation, then issuing no further statements for several weeks, doubts about whether he will be in the car for the new season…
I think we’re going to see a very determined Hamilton this year. In his career he felt wronged a couple of times and every time, after some complaining on the radio, drove his best races. 2014, after spa… 2016 after Spain, last year at the Brazilian GP.
After all these incidents he takes a little rest to charge up and then releases something special.
If Mercedes builds a competitive car, my guess it will be way into the season before anyone else then him tops a session.
It’s possible. But then, he is 37. He isn’t going to get better than he has been between 2018-2021. Can only get worse from here. He’s fighting age, fitness, fatigue of winning and committing to F1 for welll over a decade, etc. there is that chance what happened will be enough to push him to fight these things off enough to put in a quality enough season in a winning car to win the title. But it’s a lot to ask at the same time too. I’d like to see him come back and give someone a run for their money atleast.
Drivers at their best cannot go on and on forever, or win forever. We’ve seen it with Fernando, Kimi, Michael, Ayrton, Alain.. etc etc, it’s a cycle. We’re seeing it with Lewis now. It’s inevitable that the younger generation with age on their side, plus a hungry wining team / car will get in the throne. First you want to win races, win a title, beat the best driver in the sport. For many that’s enough for once or twice. Dominance is nice but don’t last forever either. The torch is being passed now. George, Max,Charles, Lando.. someone will be doing the winning for sometime, they have to dominate their own generation and fight off the next one if they want to reach the heights of Hamilton / Schumacher / Senna