He got Verstappen on the brakes in Hungary 2019 for the lead with three laps remaining. Pretty notable.Pullrod wrote:It is really that simple.pokerman wrote:All I recall is Hamilton's onboard and Leclerc weaving from side to side making it difficult for him to pass, did they not both pass Leclerc down the long straight?KingVoid wrote:Overtakes in F1 are not made in a vacuum.pokerman wrote:I only remember one pass when Hamilton got held up behind Leclerc and Verstappen got a run on him and passed him on the straight, was the other a SC restart with Verstappen on new tyres and Hamilton on old tyres?
Verstappen was significantly more aggressive and assertive in overtaking Leclerc than Hamilton was, who wasted too much time behind the Ferrari. If Verstappen does not dive down the inside at Junção, he is not in a position to overtake Hamilton the following straight, and then who knows how the rest of the race plays out?
In respect to Hamilton's fight unless he's gone soft in his older age he had to fight a lot harder to get were he is now than what Verstappen had to do, son of a F1 driver.
The Mercedes has been the worst car under braking since forever.(Just look at the starts or restarts if you don't believe me)
Yes it is(was) fast on straights and can corner but under braking? That car has nothing on Ferrari and RedBull.
Tell me one notable last moment overtake of Hamilton or Rosberg under braking since 2013.
RedBull drivers seem to make magic happen when in combat. RIcciardo( who can not repeat the same in Renault), Verstappen, Albon. That car is agile and ridiculous under braking(chassis + downforce).
If WDC was not on the table, I would pick the RB for Hamilton every single day of the week as his car just to see vintage HAM who many think has died.
I think Hamilton's new cautious style is very much a choice and a damn good one. He's the best I've ever seen at balancing risk/reward and almost always making the right decision with a championship on the line. He won't make an overtake unless the pay off is worth the risk