"bangle for president"
- Jan 14, 2004
- Volvo V40 & Yamaha Banshee
I think it just goes to show just how tailor made this year Mercedes is to Hamilton's driving style, which Russel might feel comfortable enough with to squeeze that performance out while Bottas is around feeling like he's wearing someone else's shoes. Same goes for the Ferrari and Leclerc, and the Red Bull and Verstappen.
Just think back to a half a dozen years ago, you didn't have these massive gaps between team mates. Heck, Hamilton is 7 and not 8 times champion cos they made compromises to fit both team mates back then. Vettel vs Webber battles were great. Now it's one car in the top positions, the other one fighting for 10th.
good point...but i think that's an effect of the limits on development.
10 years ago they could develop 2 cars side by side, one for each driver
now they just develop it for their number 1, and the other just has to adapt