F1 » Hamilton ‘not giving up’ despite facing ‘tallest order’


Lewis Hamilton, after chance to reflect on the Italian Grand Prix, insists that he was hasty to rule himself out of 2013 title contention.

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MikeLite

September 09, 2013 3:27 PM

you can kind of see his disappointment with the Monza result he had a quick car for the race and without the extra stop would probably finished on the podium despite his poor qualifying result
He was only 33 secs off the lead and the average pit stop was 28 secs. He was also in a fighty mood which is always exciting to watch

Taipan

September 09, 2013 3:38 PM

Mike you don't really understand strategies do you?

You cant just take off the time of a pitstop and claim that Lulu would be on the podium! 2 stopping means you have fresher tyres and are able to drive faster so If he had 1 stopped he would have had to drive slower.

Gary Anderson (the only person on the BBC who talks sense) was saying before the race that 2 stopping was 7 seconds slower over all than 1 stopping. So if you want to project take 7 seconds off of his deficit of 33 seconds to find where he would have ended one stopping, 26 seconds behind, a distant 7th at best.

Taipan

September 09, 2013 3:44 PM

Taz, I'm sure it was 7 but I could be wrong. Agreed Anderson is the only BBC person who has a clue. The rest of them are a joke you can almost see the embarrassment on Anderson's face when they start talking garbage.

Taz

September 09, 2013 3:51 PM

@Taipan

Don't mind what DC does, his race commentary and analysis is fine, just as good as Brundle's. I think Perry has been rubbish though. She still think she's that freshed faced girl running about the MotoGP paddock. Personally I think Lee Mackenzie is much easier on the eye.

Firestorm

September 09, 2013 3:53 PM

Anyway Singapore should be a great opportunity for Lewis. If he does take pole he has a good chance for victory. At Marina Bay is difficult to overtake and is hard on gearbox which is the only weakness of Red Bull. So good luck next race Lewis.

MikeLite

September 09, 2013 3:53 PM

Taipan it was a shame that the only 2 front runners who started on the hard tyre - Hamilton and Raikkonen - had to make an extra stop.
The strategy seemed to work well for Perez last year with him making up a heap of places in the closing laps like I believe Hamilton and Raikkonen would have done also.

monsteryamaha

September 09, 2013 4:15 PM

Lewis you got no chance your more than three race wins behind Vettel who is not making mistakes like you are. Positive first season from Lewis at Mercedes but he is dreaming if he thinks he can run down Vettel.

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