mikeyg123 wrote: Prema wrote:
I just find it bizarre that you assume Hamilton's mental weakness will be a factor when the latest evidence we have is Hamilton showing mental resilience.
I think Hamilton in the past has had issues with his mental state but those days are gone. I get fed up with people just assuming because he happens to be comfortable showing more emotions than most that he would be mentally weak.
Well, normal humans do get affected by the state of their minds such as weakness. But then, it's Hamilton we are talking about here
, so my "assumption" must be bizarre by de fault. Obviously so.
What I am predicting is that, shall the next race or two go Vettel's way, we will see more of Hamilton "showing emotions" of a kind. If so, then you might keep referring to it as his "mental strength" if you please.
Aha, the flailing sound of someone who knows they are in the wrong. Unfounded accusations of bias. Worth a try. Unfortunately for you if given a choice I would probably rather Vettel one the WDC. I think I would just find that more interesting than another Merc win and it would hopefully shut up a few people who claimed he could only win in a "Newey rocketship".
Just a thought, I assume you considered Vettel's melt down at the end of the Mexican grand prix last year as mentally weak?
I really don't know what your "aha" moment was all about. You came with "bizarre" to "assume" that such thing as a mental weakness would be a factor for Hamilton. Hence my sarcastic reply... fairy cakes, then Hamilton must be not a normal human being as the rest of us, that to not be affected by such... in the eyes of his supporters only, I guessed so.
I don't recall exactly that particular situation with Vettel last year was in order to evaluate it along these lines. He wasn't in any title fight anyway. But yes, of course he too can and does succumb to this kinds od mental state at occasions. The greatest part of the year with Ricciardo, for example, would go there, if you ask me. He strikes me as the driver that when all works his way, he is incredibly focused on the one and only one goal of winning the title, and unwavering in his mind. You could put his toes on fire, he won't blink. But if not, he can be "all over the place" and crying like a little bitch.
It happens to others, sure. Take Rosberg, he undoubtedly had his periods of mental strength and resolution, but then also, he was a mental wreck for a long time after the Spa-gate. You could use him to wipe the floors in paddocks. And back to Hamilton, he can be a yo-yo. I believe that he lost the very first title bid back in McLaren due to his mental fart in that next-to last race of the season, in China. That was historical. Good for Kimi, though.
One driver who strikes me most consistent in that regard, compared to other top drivers, Ricciardo. Alonso following,