F1 » Hamilton hits back in FP2


Lewis Hamilton was quickest in second practice for the Austrian Grand Prix as he comfortably outpaced team-mate Nico Rosberg

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Ptolemy

June 20, 2014 6:48 PM

Woopt-te-doo... Hamilon was racing the clock again. He's done this every practice session since becoming a "superstar." When he drove for McLaren in his rookie season he did proper set-up work in the practice sessions. Then in 2008 he was gifted the World Driver's Championship and then all things changed. In his mind he became bigger than McLaren. It has been all about his ego ever since.
Driving like the race is on during practice in order to top the times and thus garner the attention of the media has been his biggest claim to fame in recent years.
If he would do proper set-up work instead, then maybe he would be averaging better than 5th in the driver's standings over the last several years. Lets not forget he has always had a top ride as well.

Ptolemy

June 20, 2014 8:08 PM

Forza, the idea behind practice is to try different set-ups for the suspension, aerodynamics, powertrain and tires so it can be determined how to best ready the car for qualifying. The idea is NOT to be racing the clock and trying to set the fastest times possible. That is why you will often see more responsible racers like Vettel, Alonso and Rosberg further down the time sheet because they are TESTING their cars, not racing the clock.

ghogmk2

June 20, 2014 8:57 PM

Ptolemy: Forza, the idea behind practice is to try different set-ups for the suspension, aerodynamics, powertrain and tires so it can be determined how to best ready the car for qualifying. The idea is NOT to be racing the clock and trying to set the fastest times possible. That is why you will often see more responsible racers like Vettel, Alonso and Rosberg further down the time sheet because they are TESTING their cars, not racing the clock.


Spot on Ptolemy!

Good Post!

rob01

June 20, 2014 10:54 PM

Ptolemy: Forza, the idea behind practice is to try different set-ups for the suspension, aerodynamics, powertrain and tires so it can be determined how to best ready the car for qualifying. The idea is NOT to be racing the clock and trying to set the fastest times possible. That is why you will often see more responsible racers like Vettel, Alonso and Rosberg further down the time sheet because they are TESTING their cars, not racing the clock.


the drivers run a SET program based on what the team its looking to do for the session. All of what you spouted is Drivel. Pure an utter bull crap.

Forzavalentino

June 20, 2014 11:15 PM

Honestly!!! i didn't realise how bitter the Rosberg fans were!! If Rosberg had been quicker you would have all been spouting about how he has the edge on Hamilton, of course to do that he would have had to run a chicane flat out or failing that reverse on to a live track and end Hamiltons lap, but hey thats racing!!! Well its racing depending on wether it can be proven otherwise by the stewards!! Rosberg was having a hissy fit with his mechanic at the end because he was slower than hamilton, fact!
If you're not going as fast as you can then analysing the data, tweaking the car to go faster what are you even at practice to do???
they already know which component runs safely at what extent why go slow??

kma55

June 20, 2014 11:15 PM

Ptolemy: The idea is NOT to be racing the clock and trying to set the fastest times possible. That is why you will often see more responsible racers like Vettel, Alonso and Rosberg further down the time sheet because they are TESTING their cars, not racing the clock.



He wasn't just going for fast laps throughout the whole session... that time was set quite early on, towards the end it seemed like they were working on settings for the race as he was going a fair bit slower.

R6Ryder

June 20, 2014 11:35 PM

If hamilton is first its because he is trying to show off, doing qualifying laps for glory. If he's not first then he isn't pushing . These fans will bash the guy no matter what he does.

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