Rockie wrote:davidheath461 wrote:Rockie wrote:Warheart01 wrote:I'm actually glad this is brought up. Vettel has had this reputation of ''never crumbling under pressure'', while Hamilton has had the opposite reputation for some strange reason. Always have I felt that it should be the other way around and the 2017 F1 season proved I was right.
Yup just like '14 proved you right smh.
It's as if Vettel naysayers wait till he does wrong and then go you see I told you so.
What is most funny is Hamilton could not hold a candle to Vettel in the 1st half of the season, and I reckon had Malaysia and Japan turbo and spark plug failure not happened this cracking under pressure nonsense won't come up.
I guess it's kind of ironic then that Hamilton was the one who "stepped up a gear" after the summer break.
The cracking under pressure is not without basis. It comes from incidents like Singapore and Mexico.
Hamilton didn't step up after the break rather they could use the extra engine mode in the Mercedes so you end up with a race like Monza or Austin, also it's like saying Bottas stepped up after Hamilton won the title.
In Mexico he recovered back, as oppose to Hamilton.
The same way Vettel didn't step up in 2012, he could just use the extra downforce of the Red Bull so you ended with races like Japan or Korea. Thanks for illustrating my point.