F1 » Hamilton not focusing on Barcelona test row

Lewis Hamilton has said that his apparent lack of pace is of more concern to him than Mercedes' run-in with the FIA over tyre testing.

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May 28, 2013 3:11 PM

Not the drivers fault, they are paid to turn up and drive the car.

Must be shaking his head a bit, Spygate while at McLaren and now a cheating scandal at Merc. Before any lulu fanboys go mad, I'm not implying there is a pattern emerging.

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May 28, 2013 3:19 PM

less than a 1/10th of a second behind Nico at Monaco is nothing to feel down about, his race pace over a whole race more than likely is what is troubling him.

Lewis has to be looking pretty hard at Nico's data to see what hes doing different, hopefully Merc are helping him figure it out. Maybe its as simple as using KERS to facilitate stronger engine braking and using less of the front or something.


May 28, 2013 3:46 PM

what is interesting is the fact that he says he has to get his own problems sorted.........what are these problems? is the fact that he is being outpaced by nico, getting to him? is roscoe sick?


May 28, 2013 5:01 PM

'Not the drivers fault, they are paid to turn up and drive the car.'

Well I'm probably gonna be downvoted to ****, but Lewis and Rosberg know in-season testing is banned. They knew it was banned and took part regardless. If Mercedes are punished in the WCC (maybe a points deduction?), so should the drivers be in the WDC.


May 28, 2013 6:25 PM

Prof-X, “less than one tenth of a second” qualifying gets the drivers no points, as I have already explained it's the driving style with the FRIC system which is near impossible to suit both drivers driving styles.
Livemusik, I don't expect the outcome to effect the drivers, the drivers taking part in the test is the responsibility of the team.


May 28, 2013 6:40 PM

sunny. livemusik has a point.......the drivers should have known that they should not have been testing, however, I guess that they may have been told to drive and that merc would worry about the ramifications. I cannot see lulu or nico refusing to drive for their paymasters.

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