F1 » Hamilton: I’ve proved a point

Lewis Hamilton says he feels he proved a point with victory in Texas

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Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 7:25 PM

Why isn't anyone talking sense here? Lewis Hamilton has simply taken advantage of the situation when he has nothing to lose. He cant with the title. He can push his car and engine to the limit because if something breaks it doesn't matter. If he rubs fenders with someone it doesn't matter. Vettel was determined to finish the race first and foremost. Lulu was pushing him and in the end Vettel had to let him have the win and not fight back for it because SEBASTIAN VETTEL IS TRYING TO WIN THE WORLD DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP! He cant afford to rub paint with a guy seeking his final glory in F1.

Ben - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 7:42 PM

I wonder why Mark and others are so worried about Hamilton's fate with Mercedes? He made what he believes to be the best choice for him.
How about reflecting on who, at McLaren, will take the fight to Red Bull and Ferarri? Will it be Button or Perez?
Hopefully Perez can come up with the kind of performance Hamilton had in his first F1 year in 2007 at McLaren, taking the fight to and often outperforming a world champion.
Button may be the fastest of the 2 next year, but the time he will be posting will be 2 to 5 tenths slower that the real speed of the car. And because Hamilton is no longer there to extract those extra tenths, we may never know the limit of the car.

Therefore, just as Hmilton will not be fighting for the title, neither driver at McLaren will be fighting for it either.

Eric - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 8:17 PM

Hammy is always in the spotlight at Mac. He has brought most current F1 fame to Mac that they may not entirely own without his genius.

Hammy outgrew McLaren. Their fan base seems to be getting the last word but it will be the comparative performance of Mac, next year, that will determine whether Hammy made the smartest move. It was well-justified in any case.

We will see the true pace and competetiveness of Mac in 2013. They still have a world champ driver. No excuses.

Indy2007 - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 8:38 PM

Lewis you have nothing to prove you have beaten to Wdc in the same car one of them twice. There can be no doubt that in equal cars and when fully focused you are unbeatable, i could not believe the way you ran down the Renault powered RB8 and actually passed the Newey's low flying machine even with the driver making a double move on Lewis.

I would back Lewis against any driver in equal cars in any era, when at his best he is the best.

Not even Obama could win in a republican state.


November 20, 2012 8:44 PM

Well said Ptolomy all true, that's why the cheerleaders are disagreeing.

Lulu with no pressure can be a great driver, most of 2007 for example, Lulu with pressure on is crap, China 2007, the end of 2008, and pretty much every season since when he's in with a chance of the big prize for example. A sometimes great driver but not in the league of the perenial performers who can produce the goods when everything is at stake.

As for him proving a point, yeah you managed to swap a great team for a crap team, what a great point to make, what's your encore, making gold into tin?

Mark _

November 20, 2012 9:02 PM
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@Ben - I am not worried about Hamilton's fate. If he can help to turn that downward team around then good for him. At this point Mercedes are in danger of being overtaken by Sauber. They also appear to now be slower than Force India and Williams. This is why I think that Lewis could find himself in a situaion in which he cannot even win a race, much less a championship. As for Button and Perez I really have not given it much thought. Button is pretty meh and I think that Maldonado would be more interesting in the McLaren than Perez. But if Perez does well it may help Mexico get a GP which would be great. I can just see the podium now with big sombreros and ponchos.

Ptolomy - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 9:03 PM

Yeah Hammy,
Just don't prove any more points in Brazil and cause an accident with Seb or Alonso. Stay out of their way. They are the only ones left in the battle for the title. A little advice... Start preparing for next season and see if you can make it to 7th place.

Eric - Unregistered

November 20, 2012 10:38 PM

enjoyed your comments all year. Surprised by the denial and resentment you project at a world class professional when it would be a major surprise if you could actually guide an F1 race car 300 meters without damaging it in the 1st 50 meters.

Dude you are not an "anti fanboy". Get back to the good stuff.

BTW: How many ways could Lewis influence who wins the WDC short of crashing one of the guys out?

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