Gillian wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:07 pm
If Verstappen gets beaten by another driver this year it was because the other guy was faster/better or/and had the better car/team. Not because he lost motivation.
Yeah.. has nothing to do with where the strategists make calls on tracks, package and how effective your equipment is.
And it’s kinda like saying, a horny virgin who never got laid, pursues his first and best opportunity no more determined and motivated as someone that’s been there done that 7 times and already moved on to be focused on a number of other things outside of formula 1.
In battle you need to push yourself to. Get the absolute maximum every time. It takes alot of work, it’s not as simple as pulling the visor down and driving. Have you prepared as much, do you feel like putting in all the blood sweat and tears into workout, simulator time, the tedious parts you,don’t want to do anymore because you’ve done it before (maybe enough times) incase it might
increase some statistical tally even though it won’t make you champion like it did for the first time again.
This is also bearing in mind the circumstance that the car was very difficult to work with and required extra hard work to extract results out of it.. because some rule changes made it difficult to work well out of the box and set up.
Put a younger whipper snapper who is ‘desperate’ to get in his first girl and have a right go at it ( a championship grabbing car) for the first time, and there’s no question about how much you want to do all the work again
after succeeding 7 times before. It’s called complacency
That’s why dominance comes to an end. Was Andy cowell as passionate about his engine the last year as he was the first years he won with them? Doubt he cared as much just before he left.
I’m sure the Honda engineers who never got a title worked extra dedicated and hard to pursue that title. No complacency. Hence ‘threw the kitchen sink at it’ and they could do that because they hadn’t gratified the achievement of winning before in this era. The hunger is unsatiated, so there’s no let up at the first opportunity. Can’t say the same didn’t happen with Mercedes’ engine last season..