Discussion in 'Grand Prix Discussions' started by Titch, Jul 9, 2017.
Couldn't get a fag paper between 'em.
Log in or Sign up to remove all adverts.
Aren't they all fortunate?
LH was the first of the young drivers in a top team, before him it was not expected to join a top team before the age of 24/25, Jim Clark was turned down by Aston Martin F1 team initially as he was only 21 he was then signed by them for the 1959or 60 season but they withdrew. LH has been about for his 3 WDC's probably should have been there at least a couple or more years ago, so unfortunate, he is the quickest of the bunch at the moment though there have been a few near him in last few years.
JYS was competing in an era when virtually all of the cars had the same power train, so driving talent was the primary determinant of the outcome. LH has been ensconced in the most dominant CAR in F1 history for the last 3 years and it now appears, given the advantage shown in qualifying last weekend, the the Mercedes engineers have now returned the car to that position yet again. Therefore, the only true competition LH faced was his teammate. In that period, he hasn't exactly embarrassed his number 2 drivers, and lost the championship last year to one.
IMO, it is LH that has been the fortunate one!
I'd say four titles is about right.
Which poor cars has he been in then a Minardi, a Toro Rosso, a recent Ferrari (2014- 2016) or a McLaren- Honda?
Hamilton has been in more or less one of the best cars in each of his seasons, except for the better half of 2009.
Haven't most F1 drivers come from a fairly wealthy background? Except Hamilton, who grew up in a tent in the front yard of a council house.
Rutherford - It is a relative term.
(Although I accept the millions paid for a team for him rather than got him on a team)
RasputinLives and FB those two are the drivers that first sprung to my mind too.
Separate names with a comma.