F1 » Hamilton measured in response to Valencia frustration


Lewis Hamilton may have been boiling inside, but his public post-race demeanour was altogether more in keeping with his approach to the 2012 F1 campaign.

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Sorry sasha - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 8:36 AM

You cannot account for the idiotic Maldonado, the same applies to him, he had a decisive tyre advantage that should have gained him second place safely and fairly, yet he took out one of the Championship contenders with a retarded GP3 move, as well as himself.

Hamilton had blocked him totally correctly, had the line, Maldo left the track and seemingly rejoined with the intent to cause a crash.

norville2 - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 8:41 AM

Not only did he do an idiotic move but he blame Lewis for doing what he did to Webber and Rakikonen....this guy is a joker, does he think the public are stupid. He always blames the other guy when you can see quite cleary it is him.

Colin - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 9:09 AM

It seems that Lewis is not allowed to take the racing line like anyone else in his position is entitled to do according to maldinardo. He should know that if he wanted to pass Hamilton he should have done it at an appropriate time. It seems that he was lucky to get the pathetic two place penalty. Perhaps a 10 grid slot drop next race would have been more appropriate. Their was a lot of overtaking during the race and no one else managed to make such a hash of it.

goonerjay08 - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 9:43 AM

@Calvin - Why is it Hamiltons fault? He was rightfully defending his race position and did so fairly. Maldonado hadden't passed Lewis in the breaking zone for the corener and Hamilton had the inside line. Maldonado (if he wasn't such a hot headed *****) should have backed out from the manouvre and tried the overtake elsewhere or on the next lap.

Maldonado yet again showed not just immaturity but that he is a danger to himself and everyone else on the track. I think the FIA need to have words with his or hand out a more significant punishment as this isn't the first time he has done something completely stupid and dangerous

NKT!!! - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 9:49 AM

@Calvin,
Lewis would have definitely let him through if he knew he was racing against a lunatic who would take him out. Any other sane driver would have waited to make a clean pass at an opportune time cause he clearly had the pace, Lewis expected that aswel. Maldonado is just plain stupid!

Calvin _

June 25, 2012 10:39 AM

Hey don't get me wrong, I think the blame lies mainly with PM, and it is the overtaking drivers job to make sure he can pass safely. However, knowing what PM is like, discretion rather than valour would have bagged LH some points. I'm not a FA supporter, but in the same situation, I don't think the result would have been the same.

Just reading PM's view on the incident, it looks like we have another driver who can't hold his hand up to mistakes, and after his win, thinks he owns the track.

Geoffrey Foxwell - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 11:05 AM

Watched most of the race from Valencia yesterday even though I'm not that keen on F1. Hamilton was "taken out" of the race by the other driver who to me seemed to do it intentionaly . I have to assume that Hamilton has been told to curb his aggression and just " throw the steering wheel out of his pram ". It will be interesting to see what comes out at the inquiry ,if anything ?.
Regards Geoff M Foxwell .

TLG1991

June 25, 2012 11:13 AM

a racing incident is one thing, using the car as a weapon is another thing all together. when a caris used as a weapon more action needs to be taken that a time penalty or 5 place grid penalty. Pastor has used his car as a weapon on more than one occasion, and now this which is just clearly intent to take out a driver. he is clever enough im sure to put the brakes on and could have waited 2 corners for the straight to do a clean overtake. instead he holds grudges takes action and like a child can't take the blame in the face of punishment.

these sort of people never learn from there mistakes because they wont accept its there fault, and therefore will carry on doing it. and in formula 1 it cannot be tolerated, his racing license needs to be stripped from him. and if he takes one of his dare devil moves like he did on Perez and Hamilton last year i expect this to happen with no hesitation.

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