lamo wrote:M.Nader -DODZ- wrote:People around here really do like to go with "Lewis is better" "when Lewis leaves no one will push him" "no desire" someone even had the balls to say Lewis Leadership!
what seems common is that most think he cannot be consistent enough, 2011 he had 8 podiums and a 4th in the last 9 races.
to play the What if game: If not for Vettel Jenson would have been champion last year and his teammate was Lewis!, don't think that is possible? then don't say Lewis would have been champion this year IF not for DNFs.
Motivation coming from Lewis? well always having a challenging teammate MAY (sometimes things end sour) push you forward, the same for every driver on the grid. but where was Lewis pushing Jenson last year? he was consistently behind. Jenson's win in Canada, Lewis was long gone and Jenson was 30 seconds behind the last car. Motivation?
Given the right machinery he can be WDC again
The bolded is completely incorrect, they finished 7-7 when both finished, won 3 races each. Even in the middle on Jensons great run in the second half Lewis still soundly beat him in most of the races he avoided penalties and collisions in, namely Abu Dhabi and Korea.
Lewis drove brilliantly at Abu Dhabi and Korea but in the second half of the season he was beaten by Jenson at: (when both finished)
Hungary (Lewis' mistake spinning, subsequent drive through penalty for forcing Di Resta off the track when he rejoined the circuit and choosing to pit for Inters)
Singapore (Lewis recieved a drive through penalty for contact with Massa around lap 12 but he was running down in P7 after the first lap whereas Jenson was up in P2)
India (Lewis had a 3 place grid-penalty and started just behind Jenson on the grid, Lewis also had to pit later on in the GP after contact with Massa but after the first lap Jenson was up in to P2 whereas Lewis fell back to P6.
No offense, but I don't see how you can claim Lewis soundly beat Jenson in the second half of the 2011 season? Even in the races Lewis had a collision or a penalty, Jenson was ahead of him.