His timing was a little poor. If he says the same thing mid-week it may have been better understood. I also took them with a pinch of salt but what he said wasn't as important as when or how he said it. His comments were in the heat of the moment and not a considered argument. As Dr_Grip also said, it will look worse in a newspaper than in the context he used.Well, people have asked the drivers to speak their mind and not say the PR manuscript out loud, so they got what they asked for?
@ahpadt: As a Hamilton supporter, I have to admit that he must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, because he made himself very hard to like today. Yes, we want drivers to speak their minds. But not if they're going to be unsympathetic dicks.
Shouldn't we like drivers for their racing and not the personality?
i just have a problem with the fact that 2 cars trying to make the same turn during a race should be penalized when there is contact. isnt that the point of "racing"? i understand a penalty for speeding on pit road or cutting a corner but stuff like that is a racing incident. its exciting when drivers take chances like that, thats one of the things that makes it great and they just shouldnt be penalized for that. its like the "blocking rule" where your only allowed 1 move, i hate that shit, let him block all he wants because eventually he will make a mistake or something and it will be great. remember the Kimi/Lewis incident in Spa? Same shit, LET THEM RACE! Cellos88gt was talking about [fake] racing before in another thread because of the DRS and KERS, well this is more "fake" racing than that. when they regulate the drivers we all lose.
on a side note, major props to the FIA and F1 for not letting that red flag ruin a potentially great finish! sucks for my boy HAM though, damn red flag killed him this weekend along with the penaltys. (no, thats not why im bitching)
I can't believe some of you are complaining about that pass. The race was at Monaco, it was a move like that or nothing. After passing, Webber also set the fastest lap of the race and pulled a 3 second gap over Kobayashi; it wasn't a reckless attempt to gain another position at the end of the race.
Coulthard and Brundle both state that it was a great pass, yet some of you think he should retire?
i just have a problem with the fact that 2 cars trying to make the same turn during a race should be penalized when there is contact. isnt that the point of "racing"? i understand a penalty for speeding on pit road or cutting a corner but stuff like that is a racing incident. its exciting when drivers take chances like that, thats one of the things that makes it great and they just shouldnt be penalized for that.
Hamilton was also smart enough earlier in the same hairpin as his Massa accident to not go into the side of Schumey and instead creating space.
It might be exciting to see the driver behind taking chances, but if the overtake has too high a risk of a crash, it's widely regarded as RACING, if not downright dastardly. That's what we used to LOVE about Schuey, back in the days when he'd crash people out if he couldn't overtake them. Hamilton is fueled by aggression more than cold calculation, but that kind of aggression belongs in a RACING, AND in F1.