Zoue wrote: Mayhem wrote:
Interesting article I came across regarding vettel and his form of late. Didn’t want to start a new thread as this one pretty much covers the topic at hand.https://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2018/09/04/f1-vettel-still-prone-to-errors-despite-past-f1-successes/
“Vettel insisted he had not been at fault in the collision but Hamilton pointed out that he and Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen engaged in an identical exchange later in the race with both drivers exiting the chicane cleanly.”
Both vettel and ferrari have made their share of mistakes this year. At times it seems both ferrari and vettel have forgotten how to win a championship. I really expected more from vettel this year myself and it seems the pressure might just be getting to him.
Season isn’t over yet but maybe the despiration is setting in ?
He's demonstrated a cool head under pressure before, though, so not sure that's necessarily it. But I agree he messed up in Monza and needs to take a look at himself. Just a guess but I think he was more worried about Kimi than he was Hamilton and seemed to forget he was even there. Seemed a very strange line for him to take as you'd think he would have tried to force Hamilton wide on the corner approach instead of giving him all the room in the world.
He's kept a cool head before when challenging/winning titles? When?
At RBR he expected wins and even collided with his team mate. Refused to take responsibility.
Last year.. where Lewis apparently break tested him... I don't need to repeat how that all went. Took him ages to finally accept responsibility and again.. we all know he was forced to do so because of telemetry (fact) evidence.
Last season we witnessed an even stevens war. No longer was it Merc V Merc. It was Lewis V Vettel (like this season). And again we are seeing the team/driver making the least mistakes sitting on top. Lewis had his off season where he made a lot of mistakes, the year where Button outscored Lewis. Lewis was constantly criticised for pressure, head set etc - and rightly so.
Problem with Vettel, he's a bit like Max. It's an all or nothing attitude unless he has no choice but to play the long game (by finishing as high as possible after a problem just like Italy).
The footage you can see clearly which car lost grip in that split last second causing a collision. Vettel is just angry that he was the only one that lost out.
Funny thing is Lewis has done it at times by refusing to admit who was at fault. They all do it. Vettel though, needs to start thinking about bringing the car home. He could have been there fighting Lewis while he was going for Kimi. Instead, because he didn't want to lose out in that moment.. he really lost out. And is blaming Lewis for what? Not leaving space? every photo/video shows there was space for both cars.