- Nov 11, 2007
- Alfa 145 2.0 Twin Spark 16V, dedicated ring toy
FTFYSince you didn't actually respond to my point that he wasn't trying to perform a move ("stupid-arse" or not) but just falling back in line behind Massa, there's no more back and forth discussion here since you aren't discussing the incident any more, just general vitriol.
Nobody denies that the impact itself was minor in comparison to Schumachers shunt, but that doesn't really matter, because:
a) It was still a silly mistake you'd expect from a rookie, not from someone who has a WDC in his CV. What's so silly about is that it didn't happen during a actual fight - we see people misjudging their moves several times each year - it happened while he was trying to get back in line behind him.
b) Minor impact or not, he ruined Massa's race by slashing his rear tire. That's a massive brainfade at the best of times.
c) Many other drivers would probably not have taken a drive-through for it. Problem is that Hamilton has several reprimands already. The Stewards are losing patience with him. His antics in Q3 probably didn't help either. BTW, I think Schumacher is in the same situation now. His driving in Monza was heavily criticized and he got a reprimand for piling into Perez. He's a drive-through waiting to be dished out for the slightest driving mistake, I think.
I still think that it was a silly mistake. He doesn't drive a car with that wide wing for the first time. By now he should know the dimensions of his car. That's why I think it was stupid, not merely a mistake. And it's not only us forum members, too. Sir Jackie Steward criticized him over his attitude, too and he's not someone I'd be pegging for a forum troll