- Jan 14, 2014
Someone post(ed) a race thread
Totally agree. Whilst quali was one of the most dramatic I've seen in a while, the race will be a snoozefest and Hamilton will win.2011 jenson does vettel on the last lap after the longest craziest and probably best race ever, we need mixed conditions on Sunday to make things interesting
Er about that, NO - especially when the stewards decision has a general consensus amongst fans, media and former drivers regarded it as a decision ranging from harsh to horseshít.Shades of grey my friends, respect the Stewards' decision, move on.
The media are only interested in the "show". You can't create a title battle if Ferrari don't have a capable enough car and Mercedes have a clear 1-2 driver package. Bottas has to find 2.0 again unless he may as well vacate the seat now and let Ocon get some track time.No doubts this is all Seb's doing in the first place as he made the error, but equally I was surprised that he got a pen for it, Seb did all he could at the time and anyone who has a brain can clearly see that, plus when you watch his onboard its a minor miracle in a way that he didn't either spin or put it in the wall.
I will ask you Steve though what was he supposed to do?
(As his or any other drivers number one priority in that situation is just getting the car back on the track in one piece.)
I mean do people want him to lose it and crash into Hamilton instead? Its just crazy, and even if the roles had been reversed I wouldn't expected or wanted Hamilton to get a pen for that.
Its just not pen worthy, I've seen more dangerous shít done by Mad Max in the past and he never got penalised for what he did back then.
As for Hamilton he didn't have the best of weekends either, but when it comes to his errors as I said time and time again in these race threads, he gets away with his for some reason - he put it in the wall on Friday and during the race I lost count the amount of times he locked up and went wide at the hairpin.
Yet Seb had one spin in practice and make's just 1 error in the race and its technically cost him the race, it just feels like the mistakes/errors Hamilton has made on occasions over recent years just don't even themselves out in comparison with Seb, its like he stole Seb's fair share of luck - its the only logical explanation I can come up with at this point.
Er about that, NO - especially when the stewards decision has a general consensus amongst fans, media and former drivers regarded it as a decision ranging from harsh to horseshít.
(Besides it speaks volumes when even @LC SPEED DEMON is saying that the pen on Seb is harsh - I'll let the hahahahahaha comment slide as I would expect nothing less from you.)
I don't blame Ferrari doing this to be honest and they have nothing to lose as the championship is over either way, its going to be a cake walk for Merc & especially Hamilton, now that Bottas is seemingly reverting back to the '1.0' form we all know from previous years, it means we'll now be in for a Hamilton snoozefest for majority of the remaining 2/3's of the season.
(remember the only reason we actually had a race this weekend was because this was essentially a power track)
Lastly the only positive I can take from this race from a neutral perspective was that Renault were actually able to give Bottas & Red Bull a proper fight, they still need to find a bit more race pace to give the top 3 teams more genuine problems during races, but this weekend was seemingly a big step in the right direction for them.