F1 » McNish: Mercedes favouring Hamilton

Allan McNish says he feels Mercedes is putting its backing behind Lewis Hamilton in the 2013 F1 title race

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April 08, 2013 12:40 PM

allan should be awarded the MOBO (Master Of the Bleeding Obvious) however he is blaming mercedes. funny how lauda and wolff were against the team order and brawn says that it was HIS call. so WHO is pulling the strings in the team?

Andy Ansell - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 1:24 PM

This is ridiculous !! People moaning at redbull that vettel ignored team orders and moaning at Mercedes for following team orders the facts are simple all four cars were told by their teams to bring the cars in in the position they sat at the time to preserve fuel and tyres they have setting modes in the cars to do this Hamilton and Webber both switched to this setting so they should both have had their position preserved Mercedes seemed to understand this but vettel being vettel decided he's too good to follow simple orders if he wins the championship by less points than he gained for his actions I think it will be a bit of a farcical result to what is shaping up to be an awesome season !

aveli - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 1:24 PM

hamilton is the fastest driver in the history of f1, he has demostrated this by taking on 2 world champion teammates and demonstrated his interests in taking on other world champion teammates to cement as fact that he is the best ever.
we have seen during the winter testing that he doesn't want to win because he is favoured in any way by making sure he shared the testing duties equally with his teammate while other champions got their teammates to do the donkey work while they only took part in the important testing sessions.
hamilton is not only the fastest driver over one lap but simply the fastest eve over one lap and over one race.
this is the reason mcnish chose to say this about hamilton rather than the other world champions.
we can all see his influence on mclaren when he left for mercedes and we will see greater things from him.

George Zaidan

April 08, 2013 1:38 PM

@aveli, hamilton is not the fastest in F1 history, and fast does not a champion make either. he has one championship to his name, a drink company has bested Mercedes and McLaren 3 times in a row, not to mention Ferrari.

Dario - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 1:45 PM

@Andy Ansell, if Merc were worried about Hamilton's fuel and getting both cars home, then why not instruct Hamilton not to re-pass Rosberg after Rosberg made like 3 or 4 successful passes on Hamilton?

They wanted Hamilton to score maximum points.

If they were ambivalent to the finish order, they would have told Hamilton to just let Rosberg by. Rosberg was coasting behind him and getting bored with the grandma pace.

Andy Ansell - Unregistered

April 08, 2013 1:58 PM

@dario Hamilton was already in fuel save mode when rosberg was heard over the radio to ask if he could overtake as the pace of Hamilton was too slow we then heard Ross brawn explain that Hamilton could go faster but they were rustricting him also ! The way I see it if you think of a football team and the two drivers being the strikers of the team sometimes the strikers are asked to play out of position , maybe on the wing but they do it for the good of the team f1 is a team sport and you need to do whats best for everyone if you ignore team orders then you are letting everyone of your teammates down , lets say vettel took Webber out when he was jostling for position what would he say then ?? He'd have let everybody down for his selfish act, he hasn't paid to put those cars on the track he gets paid good money to do as he's asked ! He was completely wrong to do that !

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