Thank you for your comments. As you can imagine, I am not able to read every post in every thread on this site. I will more than happily respond to any reported threads and take appropriate action.Matter closed, I wish that I had seen a similar reaction when someone insulted all the Italians, but maybe I missed that, I'm sure that you upheld the high morale standards of the forum also in that occasion (or in a few others that spring to mind and that I refrain from mentioning because I left kindergarten many many moons ago)
good point but 27 yrs ago was final race with pre qualifying i shouldve said with competent teams
I think that the point is that it's not always Leclerc... that's the real issue, you assume that it's always Leclerc but it isn't, Vettel had a similar issue at the end of Q2. Leclerc at the start of the week end had the same chances of winning the race as Vettel did: next to zero. The point is that Ferrari's car is not half as good as the Mercedes, it's not as if there is some sort of conspiracy to ruin Leclerc's races for the benefit of Vettel.Publius Cornelius Scipio
going back to Ferrari - LeClerc must be thinking " Why always me?" what happened in quali was simply daft from Ferrari Ferrari would have got themselves pumped up to think about potentially winning the race and only for the inexcusable to happen
I don't want to see LeClerc becoming an A***hole but I fear Ferrari are pushing him to become one. YOu say he does not have options elsewhere but stranger things have happened in F1
I'm sure that at The Guardian they are not in cahoots with Vettel to bring Leclerc down, it's just that Ferrari is not as competitive as the Mercs, they have to take risks and they (often) make mistakes, to me this looks extremely simple and extremely clear. They are desperate, they know that 4th place or something similar is irrelevant to them and they must take risks and risks, by definition, are "risky".Their miscalculation was an operational mistake but it had been prompted by their desire to save a set of tyres, as Binotto admitted because they now had to take chances to catch Mercedes. “We are facing a situation where we need to catch up points in the championship,” he said. “We need to catch up compared to our competitors and when you need to catch up you need to take some risks as well.” Such measures in round six suggest they know the title is already gone.
Miracle - this of course an exaggeration from journalists.Sorry, but I do not regard Hamilton's victory as coming anywhere near a miracle. he had problems with his front tyres but his rears were excellent allowing him to pull away out of every corner. Ricciardo showed that even when his power was down he could still control the race, that was far more impressive.
Hamilton was pulling away from Verstappen out of Portier because Verstappen forgot to return the engine mode to "race" after his pit stop, also it looks to me as if Hamilton's rear tyres had some blistersMiracle - this of course an exaggeration from journalists.
But I'd like this race and I count that a significant role for this action was played by the emotions of Hamilton.