Discussion in 'Drivers' started by FB, Jan 13, 2015.
Concerning Verstappens penalty:
Steward Connoly vs Verstappen: Something fishy ? • r/formula1
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Opinion: Verstappen's penalty the right call
"Is it coz I is Max?"
& also how can you not love him. he is so entertaining every race
Ok I'm joking but not entirely. The move he made on Hammy would not have resulted in a puncture, a reprimand or anything else if the wings were a bit narrower, and it's the sort of thing Schumacher and others used to do day in day out. Get inside, hang 'em out to dry a bit and win the corner. Bone-headed move? I'm not so sure. Certainly he needs to watch it as the last thing you want is a label as dangerous or too aggressive, and he's still flirting with danger there, but it was a racing incident, one he should learn from, end of story.
vintly and wouldn't have battered an eyelid if this hadn't happened so early in the Grand Prix and against one of the front runners. For us entertainment wise it's great to see him chucking it at every gap he could find but tactically the risk of a do or die move like that on Hamilton so early on doesn't make sense. Go for it by all means but make sure you both have space. Verstappen had many laps left to work his way past Lewis and various strategy tactics to try. He might have even benefitted from following the Merc along and picking off Hamiltons victims as they come through the field and then undercut the bugger.
The racing talent with Verstappen is not in doubt. Its the race craft I think he needs to get a handle on.
Yes I know I use to say the same about Perez....
Hamberg but I'm pretty sure they were more advanced than Max was where this was concerned by the start of their 4th season.
I'm sure there will be flurry of posts coming now giving me examples of where that was not the case!
Hamilton's fifth season was 2011; he had five collisions if you only include those where Massa was involved.
But his impatience cost him in all 3 races. Spun in Austraila trying to overtake magnussen in frustration. He could been on podium in Bahrain, but got overtake done then squeezed hamilton & won today in china. That with rudimentary maths thats 52pts 2pts of championship lead. Instead hes on 18pts 36pts of championship lead
Ricciardo has shown him how it's done. When he watches the race, he can review his moves.
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