are you ignorant? where did you think he ended up without a gearbox penalty? Lewis Qualified 3rd, and started 8th.ferkan wrote: ↑Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:25 amWhat? He qualified 4th and finished 4th. How did it rob him a win? My point is, Bottas literally sacrificed himself for Hamiltons win while Kimi stayed where he was (in part of season where he is already well out WDC competition).mkay wrote: ↑Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:27 amConveniently forgetting Hamilton's gearbox issue in Austria which likely robbed him of a podium, if not the win (+13 points) and the win in Baku with his headrest issue in Baku (+15 points).ferkan wrote: ↑Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:14 amBottas blowing up his engine while defending hard against Vettel in Spain (who he wasnt even racing) while he was on course for 3rd place was seen as "great team effort". He pretty much fought for Hamilton to get his win, while he risked (and in the end lost) his old engine he was running in that race.
Bottas not holding Vettel there and finishing 3rd, while Hamilton retained 2nd place, would mean now Bottas would be ahead of Hamilton in WDC. But please, continue with inane arguing over Ferrari not ordering Vettel to move for a driver who is 100pts behind in WDC standings (and losing 1-2 in process). Seriously irrational thinking.
is it really so hard to imagine where he might have ended up without that 5 place grid drop? at the very least he would have started 3rd, perhaps even managed to get 2nd. that's between 3 and 6 more points he would have had on the WDC standings right now. If he actually managed to get p2, i wouldn't have been surprised if Bottas got 'shafted' and Mercedes would have used strategies to get Lewis in front of Bottas, resulting in 13 more points Lewis would have had right now, also cutting 3 points away from Vettel along the way.
I really think you have no idea what you're saying here, it is at the very least far away from the actual truth.