“Frankly, we gave it to him” says Whitmarsh

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Kimi Lewis

Apparently McLaren did warn Lewis Hamilton about a possible red light at the pit exit in Sundays Canadian Grand Prix that saw Lewis collide with Kimi Raikkonen’s stationary car in pit lane.This according to the Guardian’s Alan Henry.  But alas, the warning apparently came late and Lewis plowed into the back of the Ferrari.  Although some have suggested that Lewis was not at fault and that Kimi is the real culprit; I for one think McLaren and Lewis both made tactical errors and while Lewis’s move could be the bone-head move of the year; he’s brilliantly talented and many drivers have had bad moves before.

in some small way, I’m happy it happened because it exposes the Lewis Hamilton sycophants as they are blaming Kimi for where he was positioned and it also find Kimi red-faced (when sober) and that just may put some fire back in this Finn that I have come to respect.  Now lets’ see Kimi really drive the wheels of this sucker!

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Lucas S.
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Lucas S.

Is it just me or does Lewis kind of look like he’s puckering up to Kimi?

Lucas S.

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

Puckering up and looking down!

(involuntary shudder)

bam
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bam

Anyone who could suggest “Lewis was not at fault” or that “Kimi was the real culprit” obviously did not watch the race. Why would it be Kimi’s fault and not Kubica? They both committed the same sin of following the rules.

Kimi followed the rules- Lewis did not. Lewis gets a penalty. End of story.

Why can’t the Lewis fans/maniacs just admit their guy f’d up? I guess the British Press is just crack-addled.

Lady Snowcat
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Lady Snowcat

So why did Lewis take on more fuel Martin?…

Could it be that they had more fuel than Lewis and wouldn’t have stopped for a little while?….

After all Lewis’s speed had dropped off as his softer tyres wore out…. whilst Kimi’s were just getting warmed up….

Sometimes a guy’s ego just gets in the way don’t you think….

Negative Camber
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I agree, LSC. I thnk they are telling everyone they changed his strategy at the stop but if you ask me, he was light to begin with, hence his “breezing” to victory and they had to take on more fuel. Issue being, they gambled on a short-fill strategy banking on a safety car issue but it didn’t work out for them. Such is life. Ferrari has had a few races this year where their strategy didn’t work either but they aren’t blaming anyone or making excuses about it.

FFC
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FFC

Lewis should’ve seen the red light, but apparently he didn’t. Now I’m no Hamilton sychophant, but I love how a guy in his second season is blasted for making the same mistake Rubens Barrichello with all his experience made last year. I’m not kissing the kid’s ass, but if I was, how’s that any worse than jumping on his back for a rather common race mistake?

Negative Camber
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I don’t remember who Rubens ran over last year while not seeing the red light. :)

Srehman
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Srehman

If I run into the back of a car stopped at a red light, you bet someone’s going to give me hell….

Lady Snowcat
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Lady Snowcat
Are we being hard on Lewis?…. I think not…. I think it is the fact that he was so full of his own brilliance ….his Monaco race …he’s air brushed out that he hit the wall which gifted him the best strategy….. his qualy performance ….where he has no idea of the fuel loads of other drivers…. his cruising to victory…. despite being behind in the pits, he hadn’t set the fastest lap and was actually getting slower as he’s probably over cooked his tyres….again…. And even after he slammed …. none too gently…. into the back of the Ferrari…… Read more »
WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

Nicely said LSC. I think that all this comes down to a matter of maturity. Nico proved he’s light-years ahead of Lewis in that field. Lewis, although quite possibly the most talented driver in F1 right now, has a long road in front of him if he’s ever to be considered one of the greats in the eyes of F1 fans (this does omit the British press and their opinions).

Lady Snowcat
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Lady Snowcat

He thinks he’s the most talented…

He’s got a long way to go in my book….

LennyKey
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LennyKey
I am in total agreement LSC – He does think he is the most talented and he has a long, long way to go before I cross the line. Lets bring a little perspective to the situation. 1996 – a young driver that took pole positon his first race in F1, and yes, he won the WC in his second year.. but what did Jaques Villeneuve do after he left Williams? Could LH be so good because he is in one of the best cars on the grid? (and how good would that car really be without the Ferrari handbook?)… Read more »
FFC
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FFC
Honestly, anyone who doesn’t like a driver, Hamilton or whomever, won’t like them regardless of what. I don’t like Kimi, but I don’t try to compare him to Lauda, Prost, Senna, Fangio and so on to convince anyone I’m right to feel the way I do. I don’t like him, and that suffices. It’d be nice if we could all be that up front is all I’m saying. Take that however you want. Rosberg in a McLaren would be a WC challenger, but that only speaks to where F1 is today. I love watching race footage of Senna, Prost and… Read more »
Negative Camber
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Current F1 Great? Um…DC? Hmmm…Timo? On second thought, how about Kaz? Ok, FFC, you got me; there isn’t one. :) The thing is, we all have our favorites here and it is perfectly ok to like Lewis. There are things being said about Kimi, Fred and Nick that I don’t always agree with but that is what it means to be an F1 fan; we all have our favorite drivers and sometimes loath the other ones. To that point; you should have tried being me a few years ago and being a Schumacher fan. :) I’ve heard it all but… Read more »
brendan stallard
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brendan stallard

“full of excuses”

Lady Snowcat,

I’m usually a Lewis fan, but I do wish he’d shut up sometimes.

When making a mistake in front of millions, a real dopey error: what you do is hold yer hands up and cough to it.

brendan

LennyKey
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LennyKey

OK.. JV won 4 races in his first year also.. he won the WC in his second – how many think of JV as one of the “greats”? Again – my point is simply this. When you have one of the best cars on the grid – anyone will look good driving it. What determinies a great driver is how far does he lift the team: Vis-a-vis Schumacher, Senna, Prost.

Negative Camber
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Very good correlation Lenny. JV is a good example. Jv committed career suicide, in my opinion, by allowing his ski instructor/manager run the show and like Craig, I don’t think Anthony is a qualified Sports Manager. Let’s hope Lewis doesn’t suffer the same fate.

FFC
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FFC
Lenny is spot on about anyone looking good in a great car, but with respect to what constitutes a “great” driver consider this… Senna, Prost and Schumacher did indeed lift their respective teams, but if they hadn’t won world championships along the way no one could call them greats without being laughed out of the room. Stirling Moss is a great and I trust we’d all agree with that, but name a driver who came after him and never won a championship who you could call a great without finding a hundred people who could present a logical counterargument. Loading...
Lady Snowcat
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Lady Snowcat

Actually it is never difficult to find 100 people who would argue against anyone as a great…

Schumey has his detractors as does Senna…. because their underhand/ ruthless actions weren’t appreciated by everyone…

And I have often heard the argument that Stirling isn’t great as he was never a WDC….

Although I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone with a bad word about Jim Clark…. funny that….

FFC
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FFC
I said one hundred people who could present a logical counterargument. I could argue with you all day about whether Senna, Schumacher or whomever are or were great drivers, but I couldn’t do so logically as there is little to no support for my position and an abundance of evidence in support of yours. Also, remember that Jim Clark was a world champion, whereas Moss wasn’t. I think most would consider Moss a racing great, but the fact Clark did manage to win championships along the way and died racing has no doubt played a part in the lack of… Read more »