F1 » Hamilton still bookies tip for F1 2012 title


Lewis Hamilton is the bookmakers favourite to win the drivers' championship this year, while for Bahrain, Hamilton and Jenson Button are both 5/2 to win in the Gulf State...

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richard

April 16, 2012 3:55 PM

ron. how on earth do you know that lulu would have won, if not for the grid penalty? you are now getting into the "what ifs..."
the simple fact is that he DID have a penalty and he DID finish third. nothing can alter that.
as i pointed out to arcuid, if the gearbox wasnt changed, and he did not have the penalty, it is more than likely that the gearbox would have failed and he would not have been third

ronsgoldenboy

April 16, 2012 4:29 PM

richy, i said Lewis may have won not would of won, and as Lewis has had some disappointments which largely has not been his fault i am finding it hard to compare who is the stronger out of the two pilots at Mclaren at the moment.

Like you told me last week if Vettel had not of been hit by NK Vettel would have caught Hamilton.

Ranger - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 6:36 PM

Its been a different Lewis Hamilton this year. He's still fast, but much more controlled. Dare I say, he's shown patience? I would readily agree that he is the fav for the WDC, except that the points system rewards wins more than consistency. However if LH can bump it up just a tiny bit without going over the edge, he'd be my pick for WDC.

sodesu

April 16, 2012 6:46 PM

I've said it before, I think they're right. In the fastest car the championship is Hamilton's to lose. He's brilliant from pole, and even if Jenson has far superior race craft Hamilton will still have the advantage if he can put it on pole and then control the race.

A big question mark for the tyres though, I think Jenson can still beat him in the races if he manages his strategy and tyres well. However, he's often been better at tyre management when he's been in front aswell.

Another question mark of course is he's usually pretty good at throwing important points away. And of course the other teams won't be standing still either...

Jenny - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 8:40 PM

Very soon we would be heading to tracks circuit which would require you to be on the front row before you could win the race and when you are qualifying 4th 5th or 6th position then forget it this would harm Button and by the time Red Bull has a car that could fly through corners then the season would be an open one

King Kenny - Unregistered

April 16, 2012 9:20 PM

"Button has a far superior racecraft".

Far.

Superior.

Yeah, right. I'd like to see where the hell are the signs of that... Somedays Button does better, somedays Hamilton does better. None of them is "far superior" than the other.

It just seems that now that Vettel is gone, Button has become the latest bandwagon people are flocking to jump on. Tsk....

sodesu

April 16, 2012 10:01 PM

Well, allow me to rephrase that then: Button is much better than Hamilton at finishing races without bumping into Felipe Massa or ruining his tyres.

And may I ask exactly how saying that Hamilton is the favourite for the title is jumping on the Button bandwagon?

Liam48

April 17, 2012 12:38 AM

Jenson Button edges ahead for me.

During some of the interviews after the race in Shanghai Jenson came across as more confident and a lot happier than Hamilton.

Also out of the two dry weather races this year Jenson's race pace has been better than Hamilton's which I think will give him the edge during the season.

Hamster - Unregistered

April 17, 2012 1:00 AM

Hamilton has the temperament of a 15 year old.
Loses his cool...b!tches over ther radio and generally is more error prone than Button.

I doubt McLaren will win the WDC but if they did it would be Button.

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