F1 » Whitmarsh: Hamilton's aggression doesn't always pay


McLaren-Mercedes team principal Martin Whitmarsh suggests less aggression and more careful tyre-management might have yielded a better result for Lewis Hamilton in last weekend's Turkish Grand Prix in Istanbul

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Homer - Unregistered

May 12, 2011 4:55 PM

The drivers should not have to drive conservatively through out qualifying and the race to save tires anyway. This is F1, not endurance racing. I want to see aggressive qualifying shoot outs, aggressive all out racing, not 22 drivers seeing who can make their tires last the longest.

Rob01 - Unregistered

May 12, 2011 5:11 PM

Maybe Martin should watch the Red Bull pit stops. They are killing Mclaren in that department. Red Bull pulls in and is almost out in 3 seconds. McLaren look like they take time to wash the side mirrors. And look what saving the tires did for Button last race. NOTHING.

107SS2009

May 12, 2011 5:25 PM

Rob, and wasn't nice/sweet and exiting watching drivers sitting in their cars instead of going out in Q3 fighting it out for pole? But some are very happy with this type of F1 racing as it contributed to a record number of overtaking mostly by pressing buttons.

Honestly - Unregistered

May 12, 2011 5:55 PM

FINALLY, acknowledgment that Lewis Hamilton IS a Seat Of The Pants driver.Lewis Hamilton does not possess the where with all to take care of the Pirellis,he is like a bull in a china shop on the kerbs and suicidal when passing.Precision driving will never be his forte.

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