Eh???basti313 wrote: ↑Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:32 amThat is a bit funny, isn't it? We saw good racing between Lec and Ver for multiple races without crashing/touching, or too much running off. Completely different to 2021 where every time someone was off when or forced off when Per, Ver and Ham tried to overtake. Very well taken, good sportsmanship and good media. So suddenly Ham, who is quiet on this, starts praising Lec...ok...Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Thu Jul 14, 2022 5:29 pmHe was correct, it was a different experience from last year. It also referenced Horner's "no one can overtake through Copse".
Copse 2022...Ham on the apex, isn't he? So if this is his benchmark, then how about his 2021 position?
I think the 2021 shitshow where Ver and Ham BOTH just ruined the battles was super hard to judge by the FIA. Mostly after not going strictly against driving each other off the track initially.
Completely different game now. Much stricter enforcement of the rules of engagement, more penalties for any dirty moves. They are on a good path and so are the drivers.
Some of the best, cleanest racing in 2021 was betwween Perez and Hamilton, on multiple occasions and in multiple races.
It's only when Max is added to the mix that it all gets messy.
Bahrain Max got beaten off the line and tried to make the overtake by dive bombing Lewis off the track.
Brazil. Ridiculous defending from Max pushing Ham about 3/4 car lengths away from the Apex of the turn, to the point where they almost both used the entirety of the run off on the opposite side of the apex.
Saudi Arabia was a total crap show from Max and even his biggest fan on the Sky team Martin Brundle was disappointed and said he needed to think about his driving standards. Brake checking, cutting straight across turn 1 and parking on the exit to block Ham, going off the track basically every single time they were next to each other in a braking zone in desperate move after desperate move.
Monza, Max ended up on top of Hamilton.
Silverstone Ham pushed Max off.
And pretty much every other time they raced where Max just generally ran Lewis right off the track.
I have no idea where Sergio fits into all this where when he fought with Lewis it was almost all within the lines, the crowd loved it and there was never any controversy because it was just clean racing. That's how Sergio won the hearts of RB and Max fans through the season.