Blinky McSquinty wrote:Hamilton, and every driver in Formula One is part of a team. Leading up to the race itself, the TEAM work in unison to tune the car and maximize it's performance. For a driver, it is understandable they are selfish and want to win. I fully support that mental position ... for the race. For the team, they want BOTH cars to finish as high as possible, because winning the Constructor's Championship is what they are after.
In the past there have been very close results in the Manufacturer's Championships, the difference resulting in many millions of dollars in payouts at year's end, as well as prestige and bringing in sponsors. Why should any team sacrifice the interests of the team for any selfish driver? Because in the end, both drivers and cars take to the grid in equal machinery, and may the best man win.
Let's get something straight. It is never a one way flow of data, each driver benefits from what the other driver discovers in practice. Just check last year, when many times Rosberg was fastest in first practice, then Hamilton fastest in following sessions. Guess who was reading the data and benefiting on those occasions?
Why does Hamilton fear Bottas? Why is he already campaigning to handicap the Finn?
Because your argument is convoluted by your blind resentment of Hamilton and his talent, your statements come across as illogical.
First you are advocating that Hamilton should subsidize his teammate's lack of ability then you declare illogically that the "best man" should win. I would like to believe that Bottas was hired for what he could bring to the team, not what he could bring "standing on Hamilton's shoulders".
Why would Hamilton fear a driver whom, by your own admission would be handicapped without Hamilton's data? Makes no logical sense, does it?
Let each man fend for himeself and prove his worth to the team based on his own abilities. Sounds fair to me!
Seems like a thread for the anti-Hamilton brigade to weigh-in with their biased and illogical arguments. Senna and Schumacher didn't share their data.