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Lewis Hamilton #1646168
15/11/2020 21:46
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A stunning drive by Lewis Hamilton today in the Hungarian Grand Prix . SEVEN world championships ! Yes he’s had a great car to drive ( designed and built in England never mind the Mercedes badge ! ) but it doesn’t drive itself .....

Just before the start of the race one of the commentators ( maybe Brundle ) asked where would Hamilton want to finish. I thought he’d settle for a podium ( to celebrate another championship in style ) , how wrong I was.

Wet races are great to see from the settee , not so much in person because you’ll probably catch the flu afterwards ! Two I saw in person are Brands Hatch 1970 BOAC 1000 ( Rodriguez in a 917 ) and 1978 International Tourist Trophy at Silverstone ( Keke ( Keijo was the non anglicised name in the entry list I think ) Rosburg ) in Theodore I think .

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Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: DavidFoster] #1646174
16/11/2020 09:10
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Great write up, but I think your auto correct has spelt his name wrong laugh

Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: DavidFoster] #1646180
16/11/2020 12:05
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No doubt about it, Hamilton has made racing history and broken records, but for some reason he’s not held in the same esteem by some like the greats of the past. Seemingly he has the odd exchanges with the odd retired driver. You cannot take away his ability as a racing driver but, it does stand out in the media at times.


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Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: DavidFoster] #1646181
16/11/2020 12:19
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Hamilton is incredible and very worthy of his 7 titles. When you lap your team mate, you must be doing something right.

Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: DavidFoster] #1646186
16/11/2020 14:10
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It is an amazing achievement, yesterday was just another drive that must be disheartening for the other drivers. Whilst it isn't possible to say who is the best of all time anyone suggesting Hamilton shouldn't be at or very near the top is just plain wrong! And yes, he has on average been in the best car, but how many champions haven't been. And it is the best car in part due to his inputs, but he has consistently over-performed in all the cars he's had in F1, some of which definitely weren't the best.

A very well deserved 7 times champion. I was trying to think if there is a record he hasn't yet set, possibly number of fastest laps but not sure.


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Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: DavidFoster] #1646188
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Yes a great achievement but I don't follow him any more, not since his opinion started to be more important then racing, he could have done that through social media on his own page instead of making everyone feel like that 'have to take a knee' for BLM, all lives matter so wearing a gold chain and padlock driving a Merc kinda makes you a hypocrite I'm afraid, a very rich one, but well done for 7 world championships.

Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: DavidFoster] #1646194
16/11/2020 16:57
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+1 ^^^ what he said, the fame and fortune has sadly made Lewis lose touch a little


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Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: Countrycruising] #1646202
16/11/2020 20:47
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Originally Posted by Countrycruising
Yes a great achievement but I don't follow him any more, not since his opinion started to be more important then racing, he could have done that through social media on his own page instead of making everyone feel like that 'have to take a knee' for BLM, all lives matter so wearing a gold chain and padlock driving a Merc kinda makes you a hypocrite I'm afraid, a very rich one, but well done for 7 world championships.


I agree with you on that. I defended him against people who didn't like him because of his lifestyle, frankly I don't care about what drivers do away from the track, it is what they do during the weekends of racing, and particularly how they behave on track that I am interested in. However, this year I can't defend his actions because he has taken them to the track, and many of those actions are hypocritical. Still think his driving is astounding however.


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Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: DavidFoster] #1646211
17/11/2020 06:12
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The thing is you get very little insight into what most of the drivers are like away from the cameras. Through her work, she’s had exposure to some of the ex-F1 drivers and some are pretty unpleasant.

I’m of the view, like others, that it’s what Hamilton does on the track that matters and he is quite extraordinary.

Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: DavidFoster] #1646218
17/11/2020 11:05
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sadly never liked him -- never will ,can drive a car ,no doubt ......but you always look better when you have the best car by a country mile , but thats not his fault and he has made the most of it .


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Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: paul] #1646223
17/11/2020 14:11
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Originally Posted by paul
sadly never liked him -- never will ,can drive a car ,no doubt ......but you always look better when you have the best car by a country mile , but thats not his fault and he has made the most of it .

There is a reason why the best drivers get the best car. But they have to work to ensure that car remains the best, or close to it.


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Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: paul] #1646238
17/11/2020 21:32
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Yes he has got likely the best car but then so did Bottas and Lewis lapped him so that tells more about his ability to drive, adapt and maximise in difficult conditions.


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Re: Lewis Hamilton [Re: DavidFoster] #1646278
18/11/2020 19:10
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still don't like him tongue


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