Juzh wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:49 pm
Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:42 pm
Juzh wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:25 pm
that's exactly what he did.
They raced around several corners without crashing in to each other. Hamilton and Kimi had a good little give and take exchange. No one crashed in to the other. Seems like only Sebastian has a problem driving close to other cars. They either hit him or make him spin (it's never his fault, of course).
They didn't have any real race, hamilton was never going to put himself anywhere near verstappen without 100% guaranteeing easy overtake. When it got close hamilton backed out of it and even drove completely off the track lol, how is that not a bad racecraft in this particular case? He wasn't even trying. Same thing with kimi, had he been more agressive and got by sooner he'd have a much better chance of winning the race. Of course from the championship's perspective it all makes sense but maybe some day in the future he'll have to make some desperate moves and we'll see what happens then.
In my opinion, it's still good race craft. They drove next to eachother without touching; Hamilton backing out of it doesn't make it worse in my eyes. He was cautious, which is a good trait for racecraft.
But yeah, I wouldn't criticize Vettel too much either. He did make a mistake trying to overtake Ricciardo, but he did have to be agressive. He did try, let's be happy about that because it gave us a good show where he had to fight back.
Also, quick formula for WDC for the next 3 races: If Vettel's delta off the maximum points + Hamilton's scored points = 5, then Hamilton wins the WDC. Basically if Vettel does not win any of the 3 remaining races or if Hamilton scores 5 points (not 5 points more than Vettel, but just 5 points), Hamilton is WDC