sandman1347 wrote:Zoue wrote:mds wrote:Zoue wrote:As regards the comparison with Vandoorne, the point is simply that if two races are too early to judge him on, then why are they enough to condemn Kimi?
I'm not sure most have just the two races in mind Zoue. More likely his entire stint at Ferrari, which is into its fourth season now. 2014 and 2015 were weak for him, 2017 is starting out weak, and 2016...
Well as for 2016, I'm a Vettel fan but I don't think last year was Vettel at his best, and he had quite a bit of mechanical and strategical gremlins too. All in all last year I don't think Kimi was necessarily good but Vettel not as good as in 2015 or currently or Alonso in 2014.
You'll get no argument from me about Vettel being better. But 2016 wasn't a bad stint, or else Kimi wouldn't have been extended in the first place. This year he's had two lacklustre performances, which IMO both stem from setup issues. He absolutely needs to get on top of that but it's way too early to conclude he's past it from the small sample we've had so far
In fairness to Kimi, losing out on Friday practice really hurt him in China.
Yes, I'd agree. I don't think it's much of an excuse, though, as everyone is in the same boat. He really needs to get himself sorted this weekend and if he does I'm fairly convinced he can keep up with Vettel