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Tim

More irritating Hamilton related stuff

I was just reading some articles on the BBC website and a bit of an article by Andrew Benson about why Hamilton qualified so badly annoyed me:-

"On his next run, his last chance in qualifying, he spun, and ended up ninth on the grid.

Hamilton was definitely partly to blame - he braked eight metres later on that lap than he had on any other that weekend and the rear wheels locked. Hamilton took the blame, but it was not quite as simple as that.

Just at that point, the car hit one of the bumps on the Red Bull Ring that are caused by the truck racing that takes place there. The rear wheels lifted off the ground, taking the load off the rear axle, at the same time Hamilton shifted down, which locked the rear wheels, sending him into a spin.

"I'd hesitate to call it a mistake," a Mercedes engineer said. "It was just a really unfortunate combination of circumstances." "


What sort of pisspoor journalism (and the last part from the Merc engineer is the same) is this?.
As the driver he was 100% responsible for braking late, not the car, team, God or anyone else. Hamilton was absolutely correct to take the blame, are top sportsmen so fragile they have to have their egos protected all the time?

If there are bumps he knows that - my commute is 13 miles and I know where all the potholes, etc are. Hamilton must've known about the bumps in the braking zone in a short lap?

It's my own fault for reading something by Benson isn't it?
Big Blue

Hamilton at least took the blame. Not interested in what a Journo says.

In the end Nico has a German passport, Mercedes is German. Lewis has no hope of avoiding being the team No. 2.
PhilD

Re: More irritating Hamilton related stuff

Tim wrote:
It's my own fault for hating Hamilton isn't it?


FYP  

The piece itself is informative because I watched that lock up and couldn’t work out what was going on, not could the commentators who thought he must have had a problem. Ham knew he hadn’t as he responding with “well I drove it back no problem” when asked if the car was ok.

As you say though, this doesn’t make it may less driver error as the decision to brake late was made, ignorsnt of the risk, or knowing the risks but ignoring them.
JohnC

What I find hard to understand is why do they always leave everything to the last minute. Get a bloody banker in then have a real go!
Tim

His banker lap got deleted as he'd run wide at turn 8.
Tim

Hamilton's now 'taking inspiration from Muhammed Ali'  
PhilD

Tim wrote:
Hamilton's now 'taking inspiration from Muhammed Ali'  


Rope a dope! So he's been faking all along to lull Rosberg into a false sense of security...
Humphrey The Pug

It is very hard to actually like Hamilton.
Martin

He does make it way more difficult than it should be.  Button was the same in his early days, but it's as hard to dislike him as it is to like Hamilton these days.
Eff One

Post-qualy 'interview' with Lee McKenzie perfectly summed up why I find him impossible to warm to. Everything we see is contrived, from that bloody stupid faux-American accent to the 'heart-on-sleeve' petulance when things don't go his way. No idea why he feels the need to paste on a persona instead of behaving like a professional racing driver. It's like watching an eight-year-old trying to mimic scenes from a movie.
him

^^^

http://sniffpetrol.com/2014/07/04/hamilton-to-use-british-accent/
Tim

Is it normal for Stevenage residents to be unable to say 'and' properly?
Boxer6

Tim wrote:
Is it normal for Stevenage residents to be unable to say 'and' properly?


Don't know; maybe we should ask Trev - he's from there!!  
Tim

I thought he was.
I'm sure he speaks normally although that may be just because he was up here for so long  
Nice Guy Eddie

And yet I struggle to hate him when he performs like he did at the weekend.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
And yet I struggle to hate him when he performs like he did at the weekend.

As they said on the BBC after the race, he tells it like it is

(asking where the gold trophy was, when you're on the podium and have been given the sponsor's trophy may not be everyone's idea of a wise move - that it was given to him during a BBC interview was perhaps fortunate, and he's right, they don't seem to make trophies like that any more)
Bob Sacamano

To be fair all racing drivers are little rich boys that have been indulged by wealthy parents since they were knee high to a clutch pedal. Are we surprised that they all turn into whiney, needy adults that need their egos massaged and whims indulged at every opportunity.

Vettel and Alonso were like a couple of 5 year olds yesterday, running and telling tales to the teacher.
Scouse

Chris M Wanted a V-10 wrote:

(asking where the gold trophy was, when you're on the podium and have been given the sponsor's trophy may not be everyone's idea of a wise move - that it was given to him during a BBC interview was perhaps fortunate, and he's right, they don't seem to make trophies like that any more)


Fair play to him for that. After a weekend full of the history of British GP, handing out a piece of plastic tat in the shape of Santander's logo instead of the gold trophy was a shite move.

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Vettel and Alonso were like a couple of 5 year olds yesterday, running and telling tales to the teacher.

Weren't they just?
Frank Bullitt

Bob Sacamano wrote:
To be fair all racing drivers are little rich boys that have been indulged by wealthy parents since they were knee high to a clutch pedal. Are we surprised that they all turn into whiney, needy adults that need their egos massaged and whims indulged at every opportunity.


Not on Hamilton's case seeing as his mum was our office secretary 10 years ago.  His dad poured more cash than is healthy into Lewis' karting and he was fortunate to be picked up by Ron Dennis who took over the funding.

I can promise you, his mum was (is?) a proper Stevenage Girl, there's no silver spoon to be seen.

EDIT; I should want him to win, but I just can't warm to him at all. Luckily for him FB Junior is a huge fan on account of the great placement in Cars 2. When we scoot to school, he is 'Lewis Hamilton' and I am 'Nico Rosberg', he keeps in character by occasionally tumbling when not paying attention and I leave character by making sure he's ok.
Martin

Frank Bullitt wrote:
Luckily for him FB Junior is a huge fan on account of the great placement in Cars 2. When we scoot to school, he is 'Lewis Hamilton' and I am 'Nico Rosberg', he keeps in character by occasionally tumbling when not paying attention and I leave character by making sure he's ok.


Brilliant!  
Big TC

Boxer6 wrote:
Tim wrote:
Is it normal for Stevenage residents to be unable to say 'and' properly?


Don't know; maybe we should ask Trev - he's from there!!  


It's not the word 'and' that most Stevenagers cannot pronounce properly, it's MOST words, tbh.

If you've heard Hamilton speak when he was still karting as a kid, he sounded like a proper ersatz Londoner (as most folk from Stevenage do). I reckon he got his current accent courtesy of Nicole Shirtlifter.
Tim

Hamilton now querying Rosberg's credentials for being German and suggesting he should be Monegasque  

I'd suggest that it's more likely Rosberg should be Finnish.

Remind me whereabouts in the UK it is that Hamilton lives?
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Tim wrote:

Remind me whereabouts in the UK it is that Hamilton lives?

The small village of Saint Evenage, spelt "M-o-n-a-c-o"
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

It's impossible to become Monegasque, you have to be born into one of a small number of (presumably quite inbred) families. F1 drivers and others are merely residents, not citizens.
BeN

Sebastian Loeb's co-driver was Monegasquie.
PR

Tim wrote:
Hamilton now querying Rosberg's credentials for being German and suggesting he should be Monegasque  

I'd suggest that it's more likely Rosberg should be Finnish.

Remind me whereabouts in the UK it is that Hamilton lives?


https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/bl...kening-taste-mouth-204646676.html
Tim

PR wrote:
Tim wrote:
Hamilton now querying Rosberg's credentials for being German and suggesting he should be Monegasque  

I'd suggest that it's more likely Rosberg should be Finnish.

Remind me whereabouts in the UK it is that Hamilton lives?


https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/bl...kening-taste-mouth-204646676.html





I did disagree with one small bit of the article though.
It wasn't a boys-own drive that Hamilton did on Sunday - all the cars ahead of him, bar one, were going to be slower and the one car that wasn't failed to finish the race.
Alonso's race was much more 'boys own', for example.
Big Blue

Dr. Hfuhruhurr wrote:
It's impossible to become Monegasque, you have to be born into one of a small number of (presumably quite inbred) families. F1 drivers and others are merely residents, not citizens.


And those monegasque are allowed to buy properties that the millionaires are not.

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