F1 Racer wrote:
Never did understand this whole "it's the car" fiasco. The first person they need to beat is their team mate and no really bad driver is going to keep their seat unless it is paid for.
Reliability can be a factor, luck, strategy etc. But at the end of the day people still question Lewis Hamilton. Considering he has won a championship in two different cars and different eras of F1. He makes a single mistake costing him a victory in Germany and again "when will Hamilton return to winning ways". This is a guy that has beaten the majority of his team mates in or out of a race winning capable car. This is a guy that gets his personal life questioned every time he loses then bounces back. He can win in a car that dominates, 2nd best and even 3rd best on the grid. Like any other human though.. he makes mistakes.
If the best out of the top 6 are Max, Lewis and Sebastian.... name me one of those drivers that hasn't made a costly mistake.. you can't.
It is banter at times but some really do take it over the top. At a track best suited to RBR and a win was on the cards after qualifying 1st - Max/RBR lose it. And to a strategy that many doubted and thought Max had it in the bag. Lewis/Merc again (after many many times) pull a rabbit out of the hat. And this weekend also summed up Bottas - there but not quite. Do I think he should be replaced? Merc need to decided if they want a Nico/Lewis again... and remember that Merc isn't dominating like they used to. Race wins are now being fought by 3 teams and track specific (plus reliability etc). Instead of just mainly two teams or one.
Lewis/Merc are currently a perfect partnership. And frankly no one can whine about him or them.