Well done Lewis, great job beating a guy who had more technical problems in one season than you had in your whole career, with a car that featured all the stolen goodies from Ferrari. He´s so awesome, yeah he´s the new Senna...I disagree
Lewis is a very talented driver, but, for me, he makes too many mistakes to be a WDC.
Schumacher or Alonso, when they were WDC, they "never" made mistakes like Canada 08, Fuji 08, ....
yes they got off lightly, but what renault did in singapore is not even 10% of what mclaren did in 07, i would ban renault forever from f1, to manipulate a race is unforgiving to me, no matter who won in the end..., this is unforgiving to me
Coulthard crashed Schumi at spa in 98. Schumacher has lost his title with that.
Piquet has destroy Felipe race. Massa has lost the title with that.
I don't believe McLaren used Ferrari data on their car: I think it was an isolated case between Coughlan & Stepney.
I agree with alex in that the Renault case is far far worse and its hardly like Ferrari never cheated
so Coughlan and Stepney have just exchange data for fun?
But in Hamilton´s case it was all him...no mentioning of how good the McLaren was, in fact it was the best car on the grid for 2 years overall.
In 2005 Kimi was in stunning stunning form, but poor reliability cost him the championship in a season where he would have won 11 races or even 12. Hamilton had a bulletproof car for 2 years and still needed Massa to have technical issues on his car to win the championship.
And blizzard, Massa had technical issues yes, but the MP4/23 was not the fastest car. It was easily the 2nd best car if not slower than the BMW. Look at Heikki
Massa also drove dirty in Japan... Hamilton won it by a point in 2008 and it was deserved. I accept many McLaren penalties: liegate Yes, the others they've had yes, but not Spa 2008. Without Spa, Hamilton would have won the title by 7 points and there'd be no questions...
SPA 2008? Hamilton cutted, took an advantage, so he gets a penalty. Where is the problem? Rules says that when you cut, you cannot take an advantage.
I agree the rule must be changed and be more precise but McLaren never said before spa 2008 that this rule was bad.
And, in Monza 2008, Hamilton must have get a penalty to have pushed Glock and Webber on grass.
2007 Yes, it was by far the best car
2008 No. It was 2nd maybe 3rd to the Ferrari. It was just good in wet conditions.
Be honest, the McLaren and the Ferrari were nearly at the same level. In some conditions, the Ferrari was better, and in other conditions, Mclaren was better.
But if I´m honest, Felipe didn´t deserve it either in 2008, his performances in the rain were appaling bar Interlagos.
? Brilliant pole in Monaco and Singapour, a brilliant overtake on Hamilton in Hungary.
Massa must have been WDC 2008.