Dee wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:31 pm
Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:22 pm
Dee wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 15, 2022 10:17 pm
Absolute and utter lie, on the same level as flat earth territory
Video evidence of Hamilton never being ahead at any point and you want to say this...
He was alongside for a split second because he braked too late to take the corner cleanly
Even Hamilton himself had to backtrack on his ahead comment because he knew he was wrong
If you prefer that, go ahead.
There was one person who had the power to avoid contact in that corner, and he turned in anyway.
From the official FIA report
"Cars 33 [Verstappen] and 44 [Hamilton] entered turn 9 with Car 33 in the lead and Car 44 slightly behind and on the inside.
"When Car 33 turned into the corner, Car 44 did not avoid contact
and the left front of Car 44 contacted the right rear of Car 33.
Everyone see's what you are doing right now and it really is not pretty
Funny how Lewis made it clear this year to Charles how he made every effort to avoid contact with him in that corner and since 2007, he has avoided contact with every other driver but somehow, Max in 2021, on the same identical line as Charles was too hard to avoid...
Strangely, the official version doesn't point out that Max didn't have to turn in then. He had space outside. The same as the official version in Austria blamed George even though he was on the inside kerb and Perez had room to spare outside.
The official version is worthless, sadly, because they base their judgement on outcome and not cause.
If you hang your argument on the "official version" then you will be factually wrong as often as you are factually correct.
As for 2022 being an identical line, that goes back to what I said earlier - you aren't taking account of the run up to the corner. In 2021, Max squeezed Lewis towards the inside wall on the approach - classic Michael, in fact - in the belief that Lewis would do what everyone does when bullied which is back down. But Lewis didn't back down. He took his line in to the corner. Max then tried again to bully him by turning in - as he had done many times before and each time Lewis and others had made it safe. This time, Lewis said "nope, that's your problem Max" and, surprise, Max crashed.
If drivers had given Max the same treatment years before, instead of giving way to the bullying moves, Silverstone wouldn't have happened.
Max turned in an expected Lewis to somehow get out of the way as he always had before. But this time that wasn't physically possible.
Max controlled the destiny of that corner and he decided to turn in. He decided badly.
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