Jolle wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:47 pm
Schuttelberg wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:02 pm
Jolle wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:13 pm
That is where Hamilton’s strong point is the last couple of years. He just doesn’t make (big) mistakes and rarely is off pace. Where Vettel and Verstappen have off days or silly costly mistakes he doesn’t. This puts a lot of pressure especially on Vettel and Ferrari. Feels like they need to be faster quite a lot to beat him.
I think you're kind when you say silly. They both have been quite dumb to be honest on occasions.
It's relative of course. I think that Hamilton introduced this flawlessness into the sport, what Schumacher did with physical endurance and Senna with focus.
If you look at the amount and kind of mistakes that Vettel makes, they are mistakes that Schumacher, Senna, Prost etc etc used to make.
I think that's a bit far fetched. Schumacher, Vettel, Senna, Hamilton and Alonso for that matter have all had exceptional and flawless years. I actually feel Hamilton's 2012 is his best yet. He was royally shafted by operational failures at McLaren. Ironically, that's what has made Hamilton so successful.
I think Senna, like Hamilton was just gifted. What I admire about Hamilton is his growth and willingness
to grow and keep learning. He can come across as very arrogant sometimes but this quality of his shows how strong his values are and at the core he's a humble bloke. To have achieved what he has and still strive to improve shows his relentless pursuit of excellence.
It's pretty fashionable over here to diss Vettel and anyone who wants to know the mentality and strength of his mind needs to see Brazil 2012. It is very easy for keyboard warriors to say all sorts of things about him and how he's weak
. I always find these things funny. For a 25 year old to achieve what he did on that day, I think it's bigger than any of the championships he's won.
The conclusion is that all these guys have their highs and lows. Vettel last year resembled a lot of Hamilton in 2011. The bloke hasn't forgotten how to drive (his speed in unquestionable) and I have found the same with Lewis. They both get chastised for even the traffic in our cities. The truth probably lies in the most underrated aspect of our sport which is team work. I think Lewis was awfully managed at McLaren and I think the same is happening for Seb at Ferrari.
"Sebastian there's very, you're a member of a very select few.. Stewart, Lauda, Piquet, Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Fangio.. VETTEL!"