2018 Mexico Grand Prix - Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, 26-28 October

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Spoutnik wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:43 pm
What Coulthard asked ? Didn't heard it ?
He was like Seb you had the best car throughout the season, so where do you think it started falling apart, something like that. Basically, it's you who screwed up, so where do you think it began.
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NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Lewis has proven he is head and shoulders above the rest this season. He has the speed, the consistency and he barely puts a toe wrong, let alone a foot wrong
It would be easier to evaluate Hamilton's driving if Alonso (for example) was in the other Mercedes.

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JordanMugen wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:46 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Lewis has proven he is head and shoulders above the rest this season. He has the speed, the consistency and he barely puts a toe wrong, let alone a foot wrong
It would be easier to evaluate Hamilton's driving if Alonso (for example) was in the other Mercedes.
Been there. Done that. :wink:
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Max drove a perfect race, so did Vettel in my opinion but Max was just too far.

I don't want to take anything away from Hamilton but i bet that that Ferrari is hard(er) to drive and that's what contributed to some of Vettel's mistakes.

To be honest it's every year we hear that they make a car that's hard or weird to drive... right?

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Just_a_fan wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:54 pm
JordanMugen wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:46 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Lewis has proven he is head and shoulders above the rest this season. He has the speed, the consistency and he barely puts a toe wrong, let alone a foot wrong
It would be easier to evaluate Hamilton's driving if Alonso (for example) was in the other Mercedes.
Been there. Done that. :wink:
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The_table wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:55 pm
Max drove a perfect race, so did Vettel in my opinion but Max was just too far.

I don't want to take anything away from Hamilton but i bet that that Ferrari is hard(er) to drive and that's what contributed to some of Vettel's mistakes.

To be honest it's every year we hear that they make a car that's hard or weird to drive... right?
You didn’t want to but then tried to do it away. #-o

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JordanMugen wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:46 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Lewis has proven he is head and shoulders above the rest this season. He has the speed, the consistency and he barely puts a toe wrong, let alone a foot wrong
It would be easier to evaluate Hamilton's driving if Alonso (for example) was in the other Mercedes.
Where were you in 2007, Lewis rookie year, with Alonso the reigning World Champion?

... Back to current events ...

Well, job done! Congrats to Lewis! 5 time WDC ... Just WOW! 8) 8) 8)
The lad is utterly deserving. Get in there!

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Restomaniac wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:00 pm
The_table wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:55 pm
Max drove a perfect race, so did Vettel in my opinion but Max was just too far.

I don't want to take anything away from Hamilton but i bet that that Ferrari is hard(er) to drive and that's what contributed to some of Vettel's mistakes.

To be honest it's every year we hear that they make a car that's hard or weird to drive... right?
You didn’t want to but then tried to do it away. #-o
It's something that has been bugging me, had to get it out somewhere...i don't even think it takes anything away from Ham but it does add something to Vettel.

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The_table wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:02 pm
Restomaniac wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:00 pm
The_table wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:55 pm
Max drove a perfect race, so did Vettel in my opinion but Max was just too far.

I don't want to take anything away from Hamilton but i bet that that Ferrari is hard(er) to drive and that's what contributed to some of Vettel's mistakes.

To be honest it's every year we hear that they make a car that's hard or weird to drive... right?
You didn’t want to but then tried to do it away. #-o
It's something that has been bugging me, had to get it out somewhere...i don't even think it takes anything away from Ham but it does add something to Vettel.
Raining on someone elses parade never adds to anyone.

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The_table wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:55 pm
Max drove a perfect race, so did Vettel in my opinion but Max was just too far.

I don't want to take anything away from Hamilton but i bet that that Ferrari is hard(er) to drive and that's what contributed to some of Vettel's mistakes.

To be honest it's every year we hear that they make a car that's hard or weird to drive... right?
The Merc seemed much much more difficult to drive especially during the first part of the season, I mean the Ferrari always seemed very balanced while the Merc was always understeering, always very tough on the steering, with a very aggressive entry through the corners... I just think the Merc is easier to drive under rainy conditions
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Nice race. For me it was nice to watch how cars struggle in the high altitude conditions. I think we need more of this - for example Tybetian and Bolivian GPs in the season!

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Fine, assume malice and misinterpret what i said...this is the internet after all...

Just ignore what i said...

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Will Smith is Hamilton’s secret driving coach, who would have guesed? Grid girls are banned because they’re disrespectfull to women, but a random movie star telling someone he learned him to drive and by that rediculing the whole Mercedes team is totaly acceptable...
MtthsMlw wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm
Vandoorne P8. What a mental guy :D
Solid race, he needed that. [-o<
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On a separate topic, the reason Lewis was allowed to do those doughnuts is because the gearbox was on its 6th and final race (introduced in Monza and what a roll it went on). Similar with the engine he was using old spec 2 and spec 3 will be used in Brazil along with a brand new gearbox.

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Restomaniac wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:29 pm
LM10 wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:21 pm
MtthsMlw wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:15 pm
Ferrari showed this race what a great car they've built this season. Sad that the championship ended early.
True, the car is a beast, that's for sure.

Differentiators were Hamilton and the Mercedes team overall. The Mercedes car itself was beatable this season. What Ferrari needs to do for next season is to get better strategically and Vettel needs to be a cooler driver. I'm curious about what's going to happen with Leclerc as his new team mate and how the Ferrari team is going to react to this new driver duo.
Actually all bets are off with the fact that everyone’s front wing, side pods and rear wing ideas are about to get binned.

However you’re not being fair to Ferrari here. Vettel’s car has been consistently the fastest or there abouts as well as pretty much bullet proof. There isn’t much more they could have given him.
Well, you're right. Didn't really mean the car and the development steps, though. Just the other in-race-things. Mercedes almost always shows why they've been winning last years.