F1 » Did Hamilton slip cost championship?

Lewis Hamilton's off-track moment midway through the Korean GP may be the point at which his title hopes faded for good, according to former driver Martin Brundle.

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James Montgomery

October 26, 2010 9:55 AM

Did Hamilton's slip cost him the title? Possibly....

Did Vettel's Engine blowing up cost him the title? Possibly.....

Did Webbers Crash cost him the title? Possibly....

Did Alonso's Engine blow up in Interlagos cost him the title? Possibly......

We can ask this question all the time, but we will not know until the final result! It's all if's and buts until someone can actually win the championship, then it's time to ask the questions.

(Won't that be freeky if my last question comes true??)


October 26, 2010 10:22 AM

with two weeks till the next race, speculation is the fuel that keeps crash.net going, i disagree with martin brundle on this one, finishing second when there was a chance of being fourth or fifth is a good result, for hamiltons title ambitions though he needs jenson button to take points out of the competition, perhaps just getting some points will be a start

Nigel K

October 26, 2010 10:39 AM

This Martin Brundle fellow should stop idolising Lewis Hamilton and cease in coming out with these idiotic remarks.
No, Martin, Lewis' error did not cause him either winning the race in Korea let alone the championship. He was complaining about the performance of his car throughout the race and he was much slower than Fernando. Fernando would have overtook him with no problems.
Finishing in second place, 14.9 seconds behind Fernando, was only the fault of an underperforming Felipe Massa who was driving an identical car to Fernando but with much less effect.

If I remember correctly Brundle was one of the media commentators who stirred the sh1t something dreadful against Fernando in 2007, in favour of Lewis, so I am not surprised with his silly comments any longer. Shame.

Justin - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 11:26 AM

The error by Hamilton was probably for the best. Why? Because:
1. There is no way he would have kept a much faster Alonso behind him for the rest of the race, who was lapping seconds faster than Hamilton at the end.
2. In defending his position from Alonso he could easily have gone off completley - remember his tyres were completely shot.

Calum - Unregistered

October 26, 2010 2:05 PM

No...even without the slip Alonso and his ferrari tyre managment was much better than the mclaren of lewis and Alonso would have easily overtook him in the last few laps...

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