mikhailv wrote:Its probably just me, but did anyone else feel nothing special regarding lewis winning the race?
I mean, he hardly did anything and won the race. Im not saying anything too critical, but most of his wins always happen when nobody challenges him. Take last year, canada theres was kubica's accident, ferrari sucked and Alonso was just arsing around and was sh*t being fair. Indianopolis, didnt have much pressure, ALonso was faster but couldnt get the slipstream so let it go in the end. Hungary, slower BMW's couldnt challenge him much and Alonso was penalised for blocking (which was a stupid retalliation move to be fair). Japan saw terrible antics behind the safety car causing Webber and Vettel to collide once again leaving slower BMW's to chase him. Then Australia 08, where the ferrari's sucked terribly
In those races, Lewis did what others couldn't manage to do. You can describe any race win of any driver in the similar way you do. That's not a healthy inference though, just another biased conclusion. Race win is dependent on so many parametres. Lewis has done what he had to do perfectly and waited for others to screw up. Lewis was so consistent last year and made two big mistakes which cost him WC.
I guess the point im trying to make, is that upto yet, lewis hasnt done anything spectacular. All his wins have laid on the luck of other drivers. You could say its bias, but when i see the likes of Kimi, Massa and Alonso all being dismissed as lesser drivers by many people, but seeing them fight tooth nail for a percentage of their vicories, not just winning from pole position and relying on others' luck, but from their skill in overtaking and genuine racing wheel to wheel.
As of yet, we havnt seen lewis do that against the ferrari yet. Ofcourse you could say Massa and Turkey, but when your 7 laps less fuel and 9 tenths quicker, youd expect him to overtake in turkey as its renouned for its overtaking places on track.
In my eyes lewis needs to prove himself. Last year was quite strange. He was most likely the most consistent driver, where Alonso just, was s*** in some races, but then remembered he was a world champion and decimated the field when he won IE european grand prix last year from a fantastic charge at Felipe.
Taking away all of the hype, all of the bias commentary, interview with him and everything. I havnt seen anything thats consistent 'world champion' material from lewis this or last year. Credit to him winning monaco, he didnt make a mistake when it counted, its just that, i felt 'oh lewis won'. that was it. perhaps seeing nothing of him all race was a joy and a curse, as no senna remarks for 2 hours was nice to listen to, but then we didnt see any driving of him. I cant help but feel he had lots of gap between the people behind and infront, and relied heavily on massa and kubica's struggles with each other, which supposedly gives the car infront a second everytime you go defensive.
I guess you can say im bias because im a huge Alonso fan. but based on what ive seen just on lewis' driving, i cant see nothing special. He tends to push alot yes, and he manages to keep the car on track with it a majority of the time. But upto yet, nothing suggests to me that he is fully world champion material, and that alot of his good fortune is because of the bad fortune of everyone else.