Lewis Hamilton (Vol. 2)

Lewis Hamilton (Vol. 2)

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farm

77 posts

24 months

Wednesday 24th November
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I remember an article from SV's succesful period about while most folk took a break in the winter he had gone to visit Pirreli etc

Blue62

6,420 posts

124 months

Wednesday 24th November
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oyster said:
Of a 19-year F1 career, the clash was in only his 4th season - can’t exactly say you wereca lifelong fan before that moment!
Indeed, it was the moment I changed my view of Schumacher but almost pushing Barichello into the pit wall at top speed was one of the most shocking pieces of driving I’ve witnessed in F1.

LostM135idriver

414 posts

3 months

Wednesday 24th November
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farm said:
I remember an article from SV's succesful period about while most folk took a break in the winter he had gone to visit Pirreli etc
I think the best people in every field are those who can see the big picture whilst also not giving up on the details. Think Steve Jobs, Gordon Murray, the best racing drivers, maybe Ron Dennis, for a while (too much detail?), and me.

PhilAsia

274 posts

47 months

Wednesday 24th November
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LostM135idriver said:
Interesting article/interview about LH’s approach: https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hamilton-i-want...

He mentions understanding the psychology of his competitors in order to understand how/why they’ll race on track.

Can you say attention to detail?
Very contemplative and mature.

I think Lewis is one of the cleanest WDC I have ever seen 1960s-2022. Others will disagree

RB Will

7,449 posts

212 months

Wednesday 24th November
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LostM135idriver said:
Interesting article/interview about LH’s approach: https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hamilton-i-want...

He mentions understanding the psychology of his competitors in order to understand how/why they’ll race on track.

Can you say attention to detail?
I thought that was pretty standard practice to be honest. Even in my limited amateur motorsport experience you got to know people, find out what makes them tick, where they are coming from and how they typically are on track and then add in variables from there, like is this going to be their first race / championship win, home crowd etc

Muzzer79

5,643 posts

159 months

Wednesday 24th November
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PhilAsia said:
I think Lewis is one of the cleanest WDC I have ever seen 1960s-2022. Others will disagree
There's quite a few who I would describe as clean drivers. Hakkinen and Villeneuve spring to mind from the modern era - brave but not dirty.

Jasandjules

66,956 posts

201 months

Wednesday 24th November
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CoolHands said:
Yeah I mean in F1 though. I’m not too interested in him winning from the back aged 8 on a kart track
You should also be interested in his F2, F3 etc. Some of the overtakes and drives were magnificent (I seem to recall 3-4 into one corner and he went up the inside and got them all).....

defblade

6,417 posts

185 months

Wednesday 24th November
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RB Will said:
LostM135idriver said:
Interesting article/interview about LH’s approach: https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/hamilton-i-want...

He mentions understanding the psychology of his competitors in order to understand how/why they’ll race on track.

Can you say attention to detail?
I thought that was pretty standard practice to be honest. Even in my limited amateur motorsport experience you got to know people, find out what makes them tick, where they are coming from and how they typically are on track and then add in variables from there, like is this going to be their first race / championship win, home crowd etc
Takes the chance to put a little dig in, too:

Lewis via motorsport.com said:
Now I'm older, I look a little bit deeper into their character and a bit of their background, upbringing.
Our upbringing is why we act out the way we do and behave the way we do, good or bad. So I try to understand those, so I can have more appreciation of who that character is I am racing with.
Jab, ouch...

RB Will

7,449 posts

212 months

Wednesday 24th November
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Jasandjules said:
You should also be interested in his F2, F3 etc. Some of the overtakes and drives were magnificent (I seem to recall 3-4 into one corner and he went up the inside and got them all).....
possibly my favourite overtake.
4th to 1st around the outside in one corner smile


MarkwG

3,368 posts

161 months

Wednesday 24th November
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RB Will said:
Jasandjules said:
You should also be interested in his F2, F3 etc. Some of the overtakes and drives were magnificent (I seem to recall 3-4 into one corner and he went up the inside and got them all).....
possibly my favourite overtake.
4th to 1st around the outside in one corner smile

Yeah, but he's in the best car wink