F1 » Wolff: Hamilton 'surprised' by Rosberg pace


Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton may have been surprised by the pace of Nico Rosberg as he shows support for the 2008 F1 champion

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Taipan

June 14, 2013 12:28 AM

Jamal, I know this is pointless because you obviously have no idea but I'll try, again.

Ron Dennis made the "we are racing against Alonso" remark during an interview BEFORE the race even started! It wasn't updating a driver during a race like your example!

As for choking, how many times has Lulu choked?

2007 - the Chinese gravel trap. (smallest in the World)

2007 - Brazil - Going backwards on the first lap.


And just when did Massa choke? He needed to win the race in Brazil 2008 to have a chance at the championship and he won the race. Lulu needed 5th place and only got it thanks to Glock getting lost!

Jamal22

June 14, 2013 12:42 AM
Last Edited 532 days ago

Taipan

Glock was behind Lewis when everyone decided to come in for Inter tires and he carried on slick doing twice the time those on wet tires....... How fast do you expect Glock to go on slick in the wet in Brazil? The WDC had Lewis's name on it before the in Spa. but the FIA did their best.

Back to Ron Dennis, Didn't Alonso ask Ron Dennis to short fuel Lewis?

Didn't Alonso try to prevent Lewis registering a qualifying lap in Hungary

Didn't Alonso deliberately run Lewis off the track in Brazil

in 2010 Alonso started from 3rd place he needed 4th place win the WDC but choked blaming Petrov for his 6th or 7th place finish

JimCrint

June 14, 2013 2:31 AM

Jamal22 - Alonso did not choke in 2010 at the last race. Ferrari made a bad call and after that pit stop he was stuck behind Petrov on the worst of the Tilke circuits on which it is nigh on impossible to overtake without KERS or DRS, neither of which were in F1 at the time.

If you buy into the idea that Lewis is the 'new Senna', then, by that measure, Lewis did 'choke' in 2010, when he started throwing himself at other drivers. If Lewis was as great as fan-boys believe then he should have won the title that year.

I think Lewis' problems began when he fired his Dad and signed with Simon Fuller. That says everything to me about where his head is at now. Delusions of grandeur? Hell yeah!!!

James01

June 14, 2013 5:09 AM

If we're bringing in mechanical failures into the discussion, lets not selectively forget that Lewis' car failed him in Singapore and Abu Dhabi last year, whilst he was comfortably leading, that's 50 points out the window.

But these things happen, bad luck are part and parcel of the F1 season, so as it stands Lewis is currently ahead of Nico this season so far. Arguing to the contrary or because of team orders is pointless and doesn't change the FACT.

Jamal22

June 14, 2013 5:58 AM

@Jim
Thats an excuse not a reason, Schumacher had to pass David Coultard to win the title back in 2000. No DRS No KERS doesnt mean you cant pass 2 Renault's and a Williams , the fact that Button jumped him at the start was a sign of pressure and choking. If you want a title you got and get it

Please Ferrari didnt make any bad judgement, so when they asked Massa to move over in Germany was that a good or bad judgement?

in 2010 oh the year they favoured Button, Lewis slow down so that Button could catch up, yes he made a bad pass in Singapore and lost valuable points, but Catalunya defective wheel, Hungary Gearbox, Japan Gearbox, Monza racing incident. He didnt choke in 2010 just a poor season.

Senna forever

June 14, 2013 6:52 AM

taipan,
"Next time you pick an argument with me at least think it through first because that was a pathetic attempt at proving me wrong."

in your usual bitter and totally biased slant you have a rant back at me, I wasn't picking an argument and I wasn't trying to prove you wrong at all.
I felt you'd neglected some stats that you'd probably chosen to leave out to give weight to your expert and informed judgement !!! have a nice day

Zelda

June 14, 2013 7:37 AM

Lewis needs to put the hammer down, conserve tyres and generally improve race pace?
He can't do one without ripping up the other and has no control over the third.
It's the car that wins WDC's as Vettel is proving.
What he can help is the consistency at which he drives. For me he can be brilliant but lacks staying there and becomes sullen.
Once again see Vettel and even Alonso for consistency. Get that sorted and improve the car by a sec a lap and we have a driving battle for the WDC.

richard

June 14, 2013 7:41 AM

stats! wow, with these you can prove anything! at the end of the day, all that matters is the final result. and that shows that since his "coming" , the "greatest " driver in history has only won NE wdc, whereas another driver who arrived later has won THREE. All drivers have good and bad luck, all drivers suffer from mechanical woes and foul ups. but to give him credit, lulu suffers more from self inflicted foul ups. now, THAT is a stat that has more importance.

carsohot

June 14, 2013 7:49 AM
Last Edited 531 days ago

I guess all you fell asleep during the canadian grand prix, we are as good as as last performance.
Roseburg finished 44 seconds behind Lewis.

44 seconds in formula terms, thats a dismissal...he had no accident or bad pitstop...ponder on that

Roseburg has been at for over 4 years, he knows his machinery very well, he has been part of the development of this car...he knows the DNA of the car, it has been built to his style...hence he was able to dominate Michael as well.

Lewis made his first change to the break system this past weekend to suit his driving style, and he was able to compete.

if Fernando and the rates Lewis that high, why shouldn't you fat belly couch potato do the same...

the truth is that:
- Lewis will outscore Nico
- Lewis will only get better
- Next year car will be developed around Lewis.
- Love him or hate him, the guy is above class.

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