chrisc90 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 17, 2022 12:49 am
Yeah, id be very surprised if this is anything to go by.
personally I think Max had a chip on his shoulder from something that's occurred and this was his way of saying he doesn't agree with some of the things that were asked. I mean hes gone from not helping Checo in 1 (2 if you include the sprint) races to saying that he will help him in dubai if thats what he needs.
Guess most of the rumours etc floating around are just pure speculation.
Why does Checo need help to finish P2 anyway? Guys like PlatinumZealot
have called the RB18 absolutely dominant, even more dominant than the best of the Brackley creations. RB won every race since Austria while Charles has been sabotaged by Ferrari all season. How is he struggling to finish this off. The only race of his that was compromised by team orders was Spain and Charles retired from that race.
Quite frankly it's all a bit embarrassing. People are quick to talk about Checo defending in Abu Dhabi, but they completely ignore that he was having an extremely poor 2021 and that is one of the reason it went down to AD in the first place. The RB in Max's hands was absolutely dominant in both Austria races and Mexico last season. Perez couldn't beat Hamilton on any of those weekends. Absolutely embarrassing. RB likely underfueled him in AD in order to speed him up during the race but he was still so slow that the only way he could interfere with Hamilton was to stay out and be caught after Hamilton's first stop. Hamilton had to be very careful around Perez as well as he couldn't risk a crash.
AD '21 is the lest Perez could have done in exchange for not being sacked mid-season because he was driving so poorly except maybe 3-4 races. The narrative being pushed about being responsible for Max's title last year is embarrassing upon further reflection because it never would have gone down to Abu Dhabi if he had driven to even 90% of the car's potential in the rest of the season. Those couple of minutes of fame in AD is the least he could have done. He owed Max that after being a non-factor for 90% of the season, not the other way around.
It's funny watching fans of other driver uphold Perez like some kind of legend who has been disrespected only so they can demonize Max. Yet these same guys trash talk Perez for not being a difficult teammate for Max. The problem is many F1 fans these days are like pigeons or seagulls. They are attracted to shiny things...that the 3-4 decent drives he puts in each season makes them forget about him being absolutely useless for the remaining 15-16 other GP.
Max has done more to help Checo finish P2 this year, than Checo himself! Max has defeated Charles in GPs and removed points from Charles more times than Checo himself did. And Checo was driving an RB18
As I said, it's all a bit embarassing. Checo is not a good enough driver for RB to be getting in PR disasters or needlessly frustrating Max over. In short, he's welcome to try and do his part, but it simply is not worth the trouble when the trouble comes. Max has carried the team on his back all year.