F1 » 'It's not in Lewis' instinct to play a percentage game'


McLaren-Mercedes managing director Jonathan Neale defends 2008 F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton's two consecutive accident-induced DNFs in Italy and Singapore by acknowledging that 'it's not in his instinct to play a percentage game'

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Johnny86 - Unregistered

October 06, 2010 5:47 PM

Cudnt hav agreed more Desibaba...."force of nature"?? Seriously???.....maybe "A natural phenomenon" would have sounded a bit less dumb...btw my view is that A true champion is one who knows when and where to curve his natural instincts not a so called "FORCE OF NATURE"...it all sounds good.."i'll be racing the hell out of me" .." i 'll never be defensive" ..bla bla bla..but ultimately thats not what matters..they are all fighting for the championship and thats the only thing that matter.so for its sake if he cant change his style i call him a non-versatile driver.

50 Cent - Unregistered

October 06, 2010 7:30 PM

Sure blzbub he could. Eventually, those dive bomb passes will pay off. It worked in the past because people were getting out of his way. You only need one of those moves to stick, so far he attempted two and he is 0 for 2 and counting. The problem is that he's running out of GP's and the point margin is widening. It's silly of him to do that but that's lulu for you always an entertainer to his followers.

rob01

October 06, 2010 7:36 PM

He touched Massa's back tire and Mark ran into lewis. Now if you want dive bomb look at the vetvet vs webber crash. Or the vetvet vs button crash. Or mark taking flight. Now those are good ones.

FreddyFreeloader

October 06, 2010 9:30 PM

@ Richard - I like the way LH and RK drive, its on the edge and good to watch. For sure he's gonna blow it now and again and it might cost him races, maybe a title but he's entertaining and this is the best season for years.

Common sense - Unregistered

October 07, 2010 12:04 AM

Hamilton is a good fast driver but he will probably never be a multiple F1 champ with his style of driving. Like a 6 or 7 time champ. The reason is simple. Those cars are not designed to withstand the aggressive contact that comes from banzai moves that increase chances of hard impact. This is not opinion but fact. A multiple F1 champ will need to know when to remain aggressive and when to settle for second in a race and maximize his result, especially with 2 or 3 races left.

He will be hard nosed enough to understand that he doesn't need to prove to his "fans" that he is a fast driver in every race, because they ALREADY know that he is.

Jose - Unregistered

October 07, 2010 12:41 AM

Well he will be the Man for many seasons to come. Every driver knows he is the fouce to deal with, it matters little if any driver, or anyone like it or not.

Just look at the weird, misleading and otherwise disingenuous post on Crash, Lewis Hamilton is the man!!

Ride Like The Wind, Dude.

Jose

Eric - Unregistered

October 07, 2010 2:03 AM

Bottom line is this, Lewis makes moves nobody else can and sometimes it goes wrong. His attempt on Massa in Monza for example. The deal in Singapore was Webber's fault that was a very ham fisted move on his part.

For those who say he barely held on to his 2008 title forget he had a win robbed from him in Belgium and Massa also benefited from a gift point in Japan that year (he hit Bourdais and sourpuss got penalised instead of Massa). If competent stewards been in place at both races the title would have been Lewis' with a race to spare.

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