Not so sure quoting team members is such a good idea (there's usually some political/ulterior motive). Surprised Wolff said Merc was the fastest car in Imola because he also said the following:KingVoid wrote: ↑Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:56 amAnd so far this season I have seen nothing to suggest that a far more experienced Hamilton is any better than this version of Verstappen. They are both driving equal cars and Verstappen is 12 points ahead, which should be more if not for a Baku tyre explosion that was out of his control.
The fact that Verstappen is compared to the greats at such a young age is a testament to his incredible talent. Everyone can see it, and that is where the hype comes from. The fact that you can't see it tells me that you have a very poor eye for driver talent.But at no point in Hamilton's career was he compared to Senna or Schumacher(he was no better than Montoya or Jacques if my memory serves me well) but a guy (Verstappen) who fails to take poles and has a few wins is already better than all the greats combined.
I have spoken to numerous Hamilton fans like F1Tyrant, TomNokoe (from Autosport), and Sennafan24 (from Autosport) who are slowly coming to the realization that Verstappen might be every bit Hamilton's equal, if not slightly better.
Please show and explain the GPS data you have which proves that Mercedes is inferior to Red Bull?The cars are equal in the heads of those who are looking for a stick to beat Lewis/Mercedes because GPS data analysis suggest otherwise.
In the words of Toto Wolff, Mercedes was the fastest car in Imola and France on race day. You add that onto Portugal and Spain, and you end up with a car that was superior in 4/7 weekends so far.
Oh dear, you actually decided to bring the second drivers into the equation. Bad move.Perez last stints makes me think that THIS RedBull is better than people want us to believe. It is convenient and better for the show to see it as equal to the Mercedes or even inferior. After all, is not HAM nothing without a superior car?
Perez had great pace in the second half of the race because he went long in the first stint. His pace in the first stint was vastly inferior to Bottas. Perez only looked fast once he had a clear tyre advantage over the Mercedes boys.
If you look at the season overall, you will realize that Bottas has outqualified Perez 5-2 and outraced him 3-2, but apparently Perez is showing how good the Red Bull is eh?
The reason why Hamilton has not finished top 2 at every race this season is because of his own mistakes, not the car.Until NOW, RedBull is ahead and if things stay the same, Verstappen will do no worse than 2nd in the remaining races whilst Hamilton will not have this luxury.
Bottas was running 2nd in Monaco before the wheelnut failure, so please explain to me why Hamilton could not have finished 2nd in that race, if he did not underperform so badly in qualifying?
As for Baku, Hamilton had the race win in the palm of his hands, but made a huge mistake.
Verstappen's driving is the reason why he's finishing every weekend in the top 2, not his car.
"Red Bull should have been on pole everywhere. It’s the fastest package. Red Bull can’t deny being the favourite. That’s the reality. In Bahrain, Max should have won if Lewis hadn’t driven so incredibly. If he had waited another half lap before trying to overtake, he would have finished first. In Imola, Max made a mistake on the qualifying lap, otherwise he would have been in front. In Portugal, he drove over the track limit in qualifying and in the race and made a mistake when Lewis was breathing down his neck and was therefore able to overtake.”
Then, of course, there was Horner who conceded Merc and RB were evenly matched in Portugal. As for Marko, after Spain, he said " To sum up: We’re beaten below value, but all in all we have the faster car."
But i too am curious as to this GPS data that's been mentioned. Unless it's a reference to AMuS (who use GPS data in their assessments). They currently have RB ahead.