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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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??

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.

kiwibob

June 21, 2014 4:51 AM

Ptolemy
I guess you think that lewis decides what he does in practise and maybe alonso doing the same as lewis because he was a lot ahead of kimi.
Also what is your explanation for lewis getting better fuel economy than nico every race . The real fact is they both have set laps and fuel to go for a fast lap which is set by the team then they run the teams programme for the rest of practise its simple if you r not a fan boy or hater

FVA47

June 21, 2014 1:34 AM

Last time I looked it up Mercedes were a professional F1 team. Whatever the personal agenda of the drivers is, I am sure the team have a say in the matter and in running through the list of options available to both drivers. The times at this stage are as meaningless as the remarks of the armchair critics, whatever their driver preferences are!!

1050cc

June 20, 2014 11:56 PM

Love how Lewis Hamilton pushes the armchair critics' buttons. Go on Lewis, wear a neon tiara in the pitlane and get a few gold teeth, just to get these keyboard warriors even more wound up! But remember, take their advice about how to drive, they know what they are talking about because they've watched it on TV for YEARS!!!!

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.

107SS2009

June 21, 2014 7:33 AM

Valentino, "he is a better driver than Rosberg" "he has more race craft and copes better under pressure", yes, thats up to the point of fartsleakingintohisbrains.
What were Mercedes trying/testing on Rosberg's car without telling their driver?.

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.

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