F1 » Hamilton: McLaren 'hanging on for dear life' – but we'll dig deep


Having lost the lead in the world championship that he had held for almost two months, Lewis Hamilton is fearful the F1 2010 title is slipping from McLaren-Mercedes' grasp - but he insists he will not give up without a fight

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Rodriguez 917 - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 12:04 PM

As much as I like Hamilton and the way he drives, comments like 'I would drag the chief designer down to the wind tunnel and question him' don't do him any good. Does he not think the chief designer is working his backside off already to get the car sorted!

Taz - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 12:07 PM

There is a thread 4 back saying he's 'hanging by a thread'. Slow news day.

With the summer break they'll have to re-hash stuff for three weeks.

fish fingers - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 12:39 PM

Big Hamilton fan (for his driving abilities)but sometimes the comments seem v superficial.. sounds more like a fashion designer than a racing driver
ie how many times does Brand Hamilton have to thank the team for working hard? yawn

stone - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 12:49 PM

Quite odd that the team is struggling in the development department, last year they really got their act together in the second half of the season...not so this year with many aborted attempts of blown diffusers etc.

Alan D - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 1:20 PM

Fish Fingers: "Big Hamilton fan (for his driving abilities)but sometimes the comments seem v superficial.. sounds more like a fashion designer than a racing driver"

Blame the journalists. The drivers, ex-drivers etc do not phone up Crash to submit their views. So-called journalists approach the drivers and get them to say any old twaddle and spin it into a "story". Then it goes onto news wires and mashed by other websites into another story, often with bits taken out of context. A good journalist would ask probing questions. A good editor would say this isn't news and send the journalist back to do a proper interview. But these days its quantity over quality.

MichaelE - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 1:28 PM

Maybe, they should've kept Pat Fry! Their is no substitute for experience gentlemen. All those bright and young engineers Whitmarsh was crowing about look overmatched! They look dreadfully out of their league!
Get your **** together, Martin!

:p

FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 1:43 PM

As a Ferrari fan I'm not too bothered what Mcl get up to but LH is gone way up in my estimation. He's demanding more from the team and he's right. It's clear he's driving the wheels of the car and can't compete so he's telling the team "give me the car and I'll get it done".
He's more than quick now, he's a true racer

Mojo Jojo

August 04, 2010 3:20 PM

If - and it's a big 'if' - Lewis and the team can beat these rapid Red Bulls to the championship, that would be nothing short of epic.

But if there's anyone with the audacity to pull such a thing off, it would be him.

Alan D - Unregistered

August 04, 2010 4:14 PM

I don't think we should underestimate the advantage given by the flexing front wing. Front wing has a huge effect on the performance of the whole car, and Red Bull have only had this new wing for a couple of races. Before that the Mclarens were competitive, although still not quite as fast as the Red Bull, and so were Renault. Its not that Mclaren and Renault have fallen behind, more that Red Bull has made a huge leap forward.

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