TwanV wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:23 pm
This is about the only driver that is giving support to Ocon here out of all reactions, both current and former drivers, is Hamilton, the only one to benefit. This is observed by Jolyon Palmer and I agree with him, he will be biased on this matter.
Which other drivers, current and former, have ventured an opinion? Palmer was never much of a driver and is now a pundit with column inches to write. He admitted being hit by a backmarker and getting all angry about it so that kind of puts him in the Max camp - but without his speed, it seems, which is why he's a pundit and not still racing in F1.
And all Hamilton said to Max that he had more to lose than Ocon did. Which is true, no matter how you cut it. Max should have just let him go. That was the sensible thing to do. It's not about who's right etc., but about who maximises the results and gets the rewards. Max chose to tango and got egg on his face. It's his fault that he chose to do that. No one made him get all elbows out with Ocon. No one would have said a bad word about him had he just let him go - on the contrary, we'd all be saying "he's maturing - look how he let Ocon go, not like the old Max". Now we're saying "oh look, Max is still petulant and unable to see the big picture".
Hey, the only one who lost out was Max. The only one who can learn from this is Max. Will he? We'll see.
Max has tried to make a reputation for himself as being hard to race next to - done, no doubt, to make others scared of him and so make it easier to attack/defend against others. He tried to do the same here and misjudged the situation. He lost out. A good driver learns from these situations. Let's see whether Max learns or not.
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