Just wanna know what you all think
Yes I believe his 2007 - 2010 form is better than Vettel and his 2011 form was way below vettel
Lewis in 2010 was better than Vettel in 2010? interesting view. Jury is still out for me whether a 2007/2008 Lewis would beat a 2010/2011 Vettel
I will say that when they got rid of pitstops from F1 the berometer swung massively towards Vettel and away from Lewis. I think Lewis's style is much more suited to quick sprint/stop/quick sprint/stop where as Vettel style is more calm and control.
I hear what your saying but I think the barometer swung before that actually, I'd say it swung at the start of 2009 towards Vettel and we still had refuelling then. McLaren were better than Red-Bull in the testing era and Red-Bull have been better than McLaren in the non-testing era refuelling or no.
I'm, not saying Vettel is a bad driver, indeed I havent mentioned him in the thread I think he is one of the best. But we can't deny that car performance was a big part of Hamiltons succes in 2007/8 and Vettels succes in 2009 - 2011.
What you say about Hamiltons style being suited to quick sprint/stop/quick sprint/stop that is what 2011 was more than any other of his seasons and it is the one in which he was worst whereas 2010 was almost do 13 laps pit and do the remaining 50 laps on 1 set of tyres, and Hamilton excelled in this area.
This may well be a biased view I will admit straight away but I think Hamilton was the driver of the year in 2010 even including monza. All the top drivers made mistakes that year
Lewis is profoundly good at accepting responsibility for his mistakes. The reason some people are unable to accept this is that Lewis is quite good at creating new situations that tax the minds of lesser drivers and officials. He isn't repeating the same mistakes over and over, he is exploring the width of the court.Lewis' troubles will continue until he takes ownership of his mistakes.
From what Fernando said earlier and the fact that Felipe is still journeying for Ferrari I suspect it will be more of the same. Felipe's job is to take Lewis out of the equation. Perhaps the Ferrari will be totally off the pace or the McLaren will be a darn sight quicker than the Red Bull and the Ferrari in qualifying... Or perhaps someone at McLaren will figure out Ferrari/Alonso's tactics and come up with a solution... though I doubt it some how.
When all your attention is directed at obstructing one individual's progress, it makes the job of driving an F1 car a lot easier. You don't even have to finish races!