Discussion in 'Formula One Discussion' started by Titch, Aug 25, 2018.
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but this is Singapore all over again. he has no concept of a championship. if this was Verstappen he would be getting slaughtered by media. because whats 3rd instead of 2nd on lap 1. he risked everything for 1 place & lost 18. same in Singapore he needlessly risked everything v non rival instead of taking 10/12pts out of lewis taking battle to abu dhabi. he lost 25 losing it in mexico
overtaking Hamilton is easier said than done, and as I said earlier yesterday Hamilton had nothing to lose, if they both went out he would still be ahead in the standings with fewer points available to the end of the season, IMHO Vettel was right in trying to be ahead of Hamilton, the point is that with these kerbs I don't recall 2 cars taking the Roggia side by side without banging wheels, what Vettel could have done differently was being more aggressive in his defence under braking or before they turned in, once he allowed Hamilton to turn in Vettel had 2 options, either he spun or he would crash into Hamilton
RasputinLives there was no need for vettel to go 3/4 to the left espically when you want to be in middle or the right for the turn, & he needs to look in his mirrors just because it usually safe doesn't mean its always safe. he should've let max go
Here is an extract from a recent Autosport interview with Wolff last Thursday.
Also quoting Vettel on Saturday
Neither team issued team orders. Vettel needed to drive for the win, he was less cautious than he should have been, and fell out of contention.
Final quote from Nico Rosberg.
There is still 7 races left and anything can happen.
And I think the Hamilton avoids such issues, because it already knows
that it is associated with excessive psychological pressure
Publius Cornelius Scipio The driver management and pit wall strategy at Ferrari has been poor this season. There are some inexperienced engineers in the Ferrari pitlane not use to this pressure and the spaghetti culture of Ferrari kicking in.
Lets face it is not only this race Vettel should be a country mile ahead in the championship. He maybe the No 1 in the team but it does not seem like the team on the pitwall seems to be managing him like a No 1. Every mistake and missed opportunity he has is simply magnifying his problems
Vettel - is lacking the coolness of a Prost or a Schumacher in the pressure situations in getting the team together. Vettel is paying for his own calls to have Raikkonen has No 2 because he did not want an internal threat but it is hurting him in that Raikkonen is not taking points away from Hamilton
To be fair Vettel has not got many excuses ... the only one he could have which he would not dare say in public is the team is not backing him enough
RasputinLives I am trying to remember which race that was
Bottas helped him win without Bottas and Mercedes' strategy of doing the opposite of Ferrari he wouldn't of managed to take the victory.
I think it was first or second race of 2016. Merc were a country mile ahead of everyone anyway and were doing the whole 'I wish Ferrari were closer for the show' crap they do. Rosberg said it and Vettel asked if that was the case could he come to the teams technical briefing. Nico was not happy.
RasputinLives Vaguely do remember about it
Clay Good point
Has Ferrari truly overpowered Mercedes?
The highlight: "Deeper insight into Ferrari's supremacy revealed they are using electric energy for a longer period than their opponents in the early acceleration phase - corner exists."
Anyhow, I am guessing that:
1. Ferrari will have an advantage at Singapore
2. And that this may be a difference in performance that Mercedes can quickly engineer to match.
3. It won't make a hill of beans difference to Ferrari or Seb's chances of winning the title because, as has been the case for years now, Ferrari and their drivers, seem to come up with a whole host of ways of chucking the title down the drain.
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