Blake wrote:So, if I have read this correctly, we have two pages of discussion as to whether Paul di Resta heaped enough praise on Lewis? Even though it has been accepted that diResta was quite decent in his praise of Lewis after the clinching, we are to ignore that and go back further where, perhaps, he wasn't generous ENOUGH in some people's mind, therefore claiming he prejudiced against Hamilton?
1. Am I interpreting the nature of the thread wrong?
2. Why is so upsetting to some that one, of a broadcast team of several, Is not an enthusiastic supporter of Lewis?
You seem to have read it incorrectly. On a number of forums, not this one, some with the likes of F1 accredited jounos, ex team members and team managers as regular participants, there has been a general theme and understanding that de Resta doesn't like Hamilton.
I noticed it first on Mixed Apex, but it seemed a long running issue so no explanation was given as to what was behind it. I think the OP was asking does anyone know anymore.
For some reason there is someone on here who doesnt accept that and believes its 'Hamilton fans' protecting their boy. I'm not sure what evidence he is presenting; other than his usual mantra that all 'Hamilton fans' are the same.
As for de Resta as someone else pointed out their was/is? bad blood between Paul and Hamilton senior. So there maybe a bit of awkwardness there?
The good news is its easy to check out, just listen to Paul and croft doing the practice sessions. The bad news is if you want to check it out you have to listen to croft and Paul doing the practice sessions! For the first time for a long time I gave the practice sessions a go, and if I were new to the sport my impression would be that the pair of them have very little interest in F1, don't understand whats happening most of the time, and have a tendency to be negative about all aspects of F1. Which is probably why I never watch FP with sound, or watch the post and pre shows.
I don't see anyone getting upset.