Featured Grand Prix 2018 Canadian Grand Prix Practice, Qualifying & Race Discussion

Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by teabagyokel, May 27, 2018.

  1. teabagyokel

    teabagyokel #dejavu Valued Member

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    He just can’t catch a break. He thoroughly deserved to win both China and Azerbaijan. He was damn close in Bahrain too.

    Hamilton himself couldn’t believe what was happening as he crossed the line in Baku...
     
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  3. Galahad

    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    Hamilton might be starting to experience age-related decline as well. He has had a couple of off-colour races already this year.
     
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  4. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    The race where Hamilton suppose to rule unfortunately never turned that way with multiple issues not all of his making though

    i) Mercedes did not bring their upgraded engine so ran on reduced power
    ii) They did not have enough hypersofts to set up the car which they do enough testing pre season in Barcelona. On a track like that its okay because its aero reliant but in Montreal where they don;t have the data they needed more mechanical grip to help with the slow corners

    iii) the drop out in power did not help because it forced him to come in early and lose track position

    It seems these controversial softer Pirelli tyres is helping Vettel but we are seeing shades of an erratic Hamilton of 2011 but not as bad in 2018 when he found he could not work the pirellis
     
  5. Il_leone

    Il_leone Race Winner

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    Hulkenberg was the best of the rest and is definitely outperforming Sainz and the question remains why is he not getting a top team seat because Sainz is supposed to be a real hotshoe at the moment
     
  6. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    But still there and were objective reasons for unsuccessful races.
    This time the team confirmed the problems with overheating of Hamilton's engine, which had the 7th race.
     
  7. olegg

    olegg Race Winner

    That means Bottas is still a worthy opponent for Hamilton.
    And Hamilton's leadership, as and in the case of Rosberg,
    has a more great price than leadership Vettel against Raikkonen.
     
  8. marksawatsky

    marksawatsky Points Scorer Contributor

    IMO Bottas is more consistent than Hamilton, always getting 99% out of the car. However, those days where Lewis is off and getting merely 98% out of the car, Bottas seems like a hero. But Lewis is the only member of that team that can get 100% out of the car and sadly for Lewis, that last 1% doesn't happen if his head is not in it. For whatever reason, his head has not been in it this year and maybe getting robbed in Australia after dominating took the wind out of his sails?
     
  9. Galahad

    Galahad Not a Moderator Valued Member

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    True, but Lewis used to win races in spite of such problems; or at least get a podium. That's my perception anyway.
     

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