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Lewis Hamilton admits he is enjoying the freedom he now has at Mercedes after his winter switch from McLaren

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Ptolemy - Unregistered

May 07, 2013 9:45 PM

See? This is the difference between the legends of F1 and the "also rans." You hear guys like Seb talking about how F1 is their #1 joy in their life and it gets 100% concentration. Michael was the same way.
But with Lulu its always, "I won't be doing as many appearaces for the team" or "I need time to myself" or "Where is Nicole and what IS she doing!?"
Without the complete concentration of the Legends of F1, Lulu will always be a one hit wonder that managed to win by the skin of his teeth in the best car on the track (and with a little help from his 'friend' Timo Glock.)
And yes, Sebastian Vettel has already become a legend.

Ptolemy - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 4:47 AM

By a "tool" I guess you mean being ruthless. Sebastian fought with the gloves on for a few years. And then after being cheated and others attempting to stampede him, he has finally taken the gloves off. Now it will be even harder for his rivals to catch him. The "others" have set the precedent. Lets not forget Ferrari clipping Massa's transmissoin seal, or Webber forcing Seb off the track or not "turning down" HIS engine awhile back. And lets remember guys like Senna ramming his car into the side of Prost to secure one of his championship titles.
What is Seb to do? Keep playing fair and continue to be cheated? He's not a tool. He's a 3-time F1 champ. Already a Legend of Formula One!

Ptolemy - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 4:55 AM

...And Sebastian became a legend while playing fair. It almost got the best of him last season. The Multi-21 affair was a shot across all the other driver's bow. Seb has probably taken Michaels advice. "Its time to play by 'their' rules Seb." The killer instinct was forced out into the open.
And thats one of Hamilton's problems. He doesn't have the on-track killer instict ability. He simply thinks he deserves to be "the greatest driver of our era" and that it will magically happen. Just like all the other things given to him by Ron Dennis. But "giving" him the F1 title takes more than wishful thinking and Ron Dennis' millions. It takes passion and hard work like Seb is putting in. The "freedom" thing sometimes has to take a backseat.

Luke - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 9:08 AM

@Ptolemy - 100% agree with you. To this day Serb is the most underrated driver. Compliments of car and Team mate ... what hog wash .. scrapped by on 2 crowns due to that killer instinct. 2011 may have been car but Webber was no where again .. He is a great .. hope he's underated for the next 15 years!! :) ... And bring Kimi in - It'll make the Bull untouchable.

Ptolemy - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 11:52 AM

Yeah, things are only going to get tougher for the "boys." Seb's rivals are all older than him. Ferdi, Kimi, Lulu, Jenson. Those guys have all peaked or are over the hill. Seb is strong and getting stronger. Its gonna be some very tough seasons for those guys. Lets remember, it will be SEVERAL more years before Seb is completely up to full steam. What kinda future is that for the boys to look forward to?

Dr graham - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 5:41 PM
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Jeez - every time no matter what the topic, see a perfectly normal Hamilton post and you get the very same people slagging him off, stating he is useless and how the 'Great Seb' or Button or frankly anyone else in F1 should really only worry if Hamilton fails to polish all of his masters shoes correctly?

Just take a little look at the stats because even if you do not think enough to take into account all the absolute crap he has been dealt his race/podium/win record is only just below the 'Great Master' who frankly whichever way you look at it demonstrably has enjoyed a huge car advantage at many points or periods in the season.

Perhaps the telling fact that bothers you all is Lewis won a Championship without the team being able to do so...
Like to see Seb or Button get that on the CV...

EDIT by CRASH.NET! Poster insults removed.

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