I died laughing at that last line. Well done sir.WaikeCU wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:22 amFirst of all congrats to Lewis on his 5th! Fully deserved!Hammerfist wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:28 amI noticed him too and I agree about that glare in his eyes. I wonder if he still thinks Lewis is a "little ballerina." Lewis has just left him and his 3 titles behind. Take that Jackie.ringo wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:16 am
Looks like a man who will retire at the end of this season...
It was reported that he was using Redbull team as a comfort blanket. It seems now the Mercedes team is his pacifier.
All in all his behavior is much better this year than last. Very sportsmanlike.
He doesn't seem like he wants to dwell on the defeat with his own team, and much rather the season end and move on to 2019. I think he will be a different driver next year if he stays.
As for the fangio hamilton comparison, Hamilton is ahead statistically so he deserves to be higher on the lists. Lists don't say much about how legendary or revered a driver is. Senna is still revered and has only 3 wdc like many other drivers. Nelshino Piquet should be considered great as well given his success, but people don't seem to respect the guy.
I saw the old hater Jackie Stewart in one scene with a glass of champagne in his hand. I could see bitter glare in his eyes as he looked on. Did Sky get to interview him? I would pretty much like to hear what he had to say on all this 5 time WDC stuff. its been entertaining seeing his comments from WDC #1 to 4 so far.
Sir Jackie, would probably say something like:
"If Lewis drove like this back in the days, he wouldn't be a World Champion, he would be dead instead."
Do you have a link?Sieper wrote:So on soundcloud you can hear the entire communication of most drivers/race engineers (all the pit radio). Quite interesting and sometimes even a bit funny.
For example in USA Gianpiero Lambiase (Max Verstappens race engineer) told Max "you have mode 7 if you want". And then a round later "mode 7 if you want, it will give you more performance" . So I guess mode 7 was not selected and Lambiase decided Max needed a small reminder this was actually a good mode for him to use!
Lewis sounded as anguished this year as last year at this GP. I think sometimes he was being told to change settings just to distract him.Sieper wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:01 pmHere ya go:
I now see not "most" (sorry) just a few, but interesting nonetheless.
Wasn't that a scene out of Bad Boys I?Phil wrote: ↑Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:19 pmI really want to forget the Will Smith pre-recorded message from ever have happened, but thinking back - was it something that was played by the race promoters over the speakers to the entire race crowd and TV audience? I thought there was a lot of "echoing", so not something that was played over the team-radio (even if at that point, the team-radio for Hamilton icon was on).
None-the-less, very cringe worthy. Total fail.
I noticed this too, I think it was in Hungary they threw a lot of VSC for broken down cars. I'm not aware of any kind of policy announced by the FIA but surely the teams are trying to reverse engineer it so they can anticipate the FIA's decision making.
If that's what the Americans are trying to make F1 more exciting...
it definitely looked like that yesterday, yes. I mean, Alonso parked the car on a side road next to the marshalls and it took something like 20 seconds to get it out of the way - and we still got a VSC for that. Would be interesting to know if this was due to the short track or if it's a general change of approach.