Lewis Hamilton (Vol. 2)

Lewis Hamilton (Vol. 2)

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wolfie1978

425 posts

144 months

Monday 25th July
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Germany 2011 was a pretty good one, race long scrap for the lead with Webber and Alonso. Defended an around the outside of turn 2 pass by Webber then completed the same pass on Alonso on the next lap.

Sandpit Steve

6,604 posts

54 months

Monday 25th July
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paulguitar said:
heebeegeetee said:
Another wet race, Turkey 2020 was great also, LH starting 6th, his team mate spinning repeatedly, Max losing it twice, and so on. Fabulous.
Yep, that was an outrageous performance.
They should have left that car unwashed and covered in grime, as they do with Le Mans winners, and sent it to the Mercedes museum exactly as it finished the race, bald tyres and all.


HustleRussell

22,018 posts

140 months

Monday 25th July
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heebeegeetee said:
Another wet race, Turkey 2020 was great also, LH starting 6th, his team mate spinning repeatedly, Max losing it twice, and so on. Fabulous.
An incredible drive by Hamilton, but on Bottas- his car was bent in the first corner Ocon incident which contributed to the following spins. Bottas is not a bad wet driver or prone to spinning at all.

48Valves

1,489 posts

189 months

Monday 25th July
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paulguitar said:
heebeegeetee said:
Another wet race, Turkey 2020 was great also, LH starting 6th, his team mate spinning repeatedly, Max losing it twice, and so on. Fabulous.
Yep, that was an outrageous performance.
The best part of that race was the state of his car at the end of the race. It should have been preservedbiggrin

paulguitar

16,686 posts

93 months

Monday 25th July
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48Valves said:
paulguitar said:
heebeegeetee said:
Another wet race, Turkey 2020 was great also, LH starting 6th, his team mate spinning repeatedly, Max losing it twice, and so on. Fabulous.
Yep, that was an outrageous performance.
The best part of that race was the state of his car at the end of the race. It should have been preservedbiggrin
See the post two up from yours!

paulw123

2,366 posts

170 months

Monday 25th July
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Too many great drives over the years. Though for a weekend long performance quali/sprint/race Brazil last year had everything

MarkwG

3,981 posts

169 months

Monday 25th July
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For me, watching his first win for Mclaren whilst waiting at Heathrow, because selfishly it vindicated my instinct that he was something special - when often I'd found others were keen to dismiss him. That competes with Brazil 2021, when he went from last in the sprint to top of the podium. In saying that, it's tough to cherry pick from such a portfolio,

Jasandjules

67,743 posts

209 months

Monday 25th July
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saaby93 said:
shouty commentator
I was also shouting at the screen whilst watching this !!

entropy

4,789 posts

183 months

Monday 25th July
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Graveworm said:
Muzzer79 said:
I’ll go with Silverstone 2008 too.

18 months in to his F1 career; he made everyone else in the field look like amateurs.

He’s had that gulf in pace since; Brazil 2021 springs to mind, but it’s been with a distinct car advantage. 2008 was another world though.
It won't happen again because now that would be 5 laps behind the safety car, red flag, 5 laps behind safety car, rolling start 10 laps of racing red flag and thanks for coming.
The conditions weren't that atrocious.

There was intermittent rain, light showers but it was cold and a lot of standing water and it was between inters and full wets.

Hamilton stuck with inters all race - even with a heavy shower at the end - whereas everyone were changing to different tyres and spinning off left, right and centre. Title contender Massa span off more than most; LH had an off at the Abbey chicane was his only error of the day and even that didn't stop him head and shoulders above any driver that day.

Still to this day LH says it is his best race.

LH has won in much worse conditions but just as good as his 2008 British GP notably 2007 Japanese GP and 2016 Brazilian GP though Max Verstappen got all the plaudits on that day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHCURZ4c2sM



General Price

4,244 posts

163 months

Monday 25th July
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LeoSayer said:
I would add his win in Indianapolis 2007

Lewis had just won his first race in Canada the previous weekend after the disappointment of being told to hold station behind Alonso at Monaco.

He started on pole and had to defend under intense pressure from Alonso and never put a foot wrong.

It was only his 7th F1 race but it was clear that he was a match for Alonso and therefore one of the top drivers.
I think we all knew he was the real deal when he overtook Alonso by the 1st corner of his 1st race.biggrin

I bet that went down like a lead ballon.

Clockwork Cupcake

70,013 posts

252 months

Monday 25th July
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General Price said:
I think we all knew he was the real deal when he overtook Alonso by the 1st corner of his 1st race.biggrin

I bet that went down like a lead ballon.
I'm not sure Alonso has ever really recovered from that season.

Poor Alonso. I actually really rate him as a driver, although perhaps less so as a human being (his behaviour at McLaren during Spygate was appalling, bordering on blackmail) and he has always managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory when it comes to choosing when to change teams and to whom to go to.

LeoSayer

6,965 posts

224 months

Monday 25th July
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General Price said:
I think we all knew he was the real deal when he overtook Alonso by the 1st corner of his 1st race.biggrin

I bet that went down like a lead ballon.
Not to take any credit away from Hamilton it was a great move but I think that he only pulled it off bceause Alonso was held up behind Heidfeld.

I'd love to read the PH thread about that race if it exists.

Register1

1,537 posts

74 months

Monday 25th July
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Seems like TW wants LH gone
Just a matter of time now.
Liability.

Clockwork Cupcake

70,013 posts

252 months

Monday 25th July
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Register1 said:
Seems like TW wants LH gone
Just a matter of time now.
Liability.
WTF are you talking about? confused


vdn

8,700 posts

183 months

Monday 25th July
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Register1 said:
Seems like TW wants LH gone
Just a matter of time now.
Liability.
rofl

talksthetorque

10,525 posts

115 months

Monday 25th July
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Clockwork Cupcake said:
Register1 said:
Seems like TW wants LH gone
Just a matter of time now.
Liability.
WTF are you talking about? confused
Well since he's been there he's lost one third of the WDCs, over half his races, told them to paint the cars a different colour and. and .and.

Is the rumour going round still about Stroll getting the drive as him and Lawrence are good mates?

rolleyes

Here you go
https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

ghost83

5,041 posts

170 months

Monday 25th July
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There is talk of Lewis staying with the team until he’s at 400 races which is 5yrs! He’s their most successful driver they arent going to get rid of him anytime soon! He’s said he’s enjoying the challenge of the hunt and helping Mercedes get the car back where it needs to be

fomb

1,397 posts

191 months

Monday 25th July
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If you're talking great Lewis drives, don't forget Turkey 2006 (although that was GP2). Watching that GP2 race back (it's on YouTube) he was on another level.

Drmarkf

6 posts

3 months

Monday 25th July
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entropy said:
The conditions weren't that atrocious.

There was intermittent rain, light showers but it was cold and a lot of standing water and it was between inters and full wets.

Hamilton stuck with inters all race - even with a heavy shower at the end - whereas everyone were changing to different tyres and spinning off left, right and centre. Title contender Massa span off more than most; LH had an off at the Abbey chicane was his only error of the day and even that didn't stop him head and shoulders above any driver that day.

Still to this day LH says it is his best race.

LH has won in much worse conditions but just as good as his 2008 British GP notably 2007 Japanese GP and 2016 Brazilian GP though Max Verstappen got all the plaudits on that day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHCURZ4c2sM
Yes, they were more highly changeable than dreadful.
I was in the open grandstand at Club, yelling myself hoarse: the most fun I’ve ever had with water running down the back of my neck 🤣

As you imply, you could easily see LCH was reading the track conditions moment by moment, varying his line each lap as the wet areas changed.

We were upwind from most of the track and regularly looked over our shoulders to see what was blowing in. In the last phase, Raikkonen was catching Lewis briskly, but then pitted and (I think I’m right) kept his worn intermediates on - we immediately did our over-the-shoulder weather check, to be met by another advancing wall of black cumulus. ‘Kimi’s got the wrong tyres on’ buzzed around the grandstand and, sure enough, 5 minutes later the rain hit the circuit and Kimi’s challenge washed away.

The Scuderia’s strategy choices still haven’t improved, eh…

paulw123

2,366 posts

170 months

Tuesday 26th July
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ghost83 said:
There is talk of Lewis staying with the team until he’s at 400 races which is 5yrs! He’s their most successful driver they arent going to get rid of him anytime soon! He’s said he’s enjoying the challenge of the hunt and helping Mercedes get the car back where it needs to be
I really hope so, F1 will be a lot poorer without him. We are fortunate to have some great younger talent but If anyone can pull something out the bag when it matters it’s Lewis.

Just hope he’s got enough to get a win this year to keep
His win in every season record.