Agree. I watched lewis for years, what makes him SO deadly in race pace is he has a great "feel" where the tyre/grip is and adapts accordingly each time he comes to the same corner next lap. He puts it in his brain and adjusts his driving next time to be faster in that corner. This works wonders when he has a car under him. You can see this a lot in longggg sweeping corners (less obvious in slower corners -but still there). Barcelona this season was a classic example how he adjusted his style through corners / throttle and braking and positioning for the corners. He never took the same corner the same lap after lap unless he knows its still the best way and cannot go quicker.Michael wrote: ↑Tue Jul 05, 2022 12:34 pmA lot of drivers save tyres by lifting in faster corners, lift and coast (saves under braking), etc. etc., accelerate more gently or short shift in traction zones, etc. etc. Most of them limit the action to particular corners or zones on the track, e.g. turn 3 at Barcelona, for example - the biggest 'problem' areas.
But just watch Hamilton closely during a race - he varies his lines way more than almost any other driver (very noticeable when following another car - many drivers don't do even that I've noticed!).
What Hamilton does is really interesting. If you watch closely you will see he often does a different thing each lap or each type of corner. So he can drive the same series of corners 3 laps in a row optimised to save the tyre on a different corner each lap. Or he will change which corners he is leaving margin for tyres on from lap to lap. He's continually varying lines, braking points, turn in points, acceleration points lap to lap and so constantly rotating which tyre he is saving. That also extends to giving one tyre an easy time in one corner but then making up the time by pushing hard in a corner that uses the opposite, one for example.
The result is - through this constant rotation of what tyre he is saving and the way in which he's saving it - that he shares out the load (in terms of the 'tire cost' of each bit of lap time) across all the tyres.
This is where i see Georges weakness which i won't go into but lewis shows this a lot vs george but people don't see it that much due to a dog of a car which is just not complaint to how lewis wants to "adapt" to to go faster and faster each time in a race. A example of this was the last 10 laps when lewis just left george for dust and pulled like 6 seconds in 10 laps.