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Lewis Hamilton - Favourite?

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by McFerrari (U12040938) 29 July 2008
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After two quite sensational drives in Britain and Germany and with him now leading the championship is Hamilton now the new favourite for the 2008 Drivers Championship? No one can deny that those two drives and the one in Monaco are the three best drives this season but it will all come down to how good the McLaren is for the rest of the season. If it's as fast as Ferrari then I can only see Hamilton winning it, unless his team muck up like they've done a few times over the past year and a half such as Canada, for not warning Lewis early enough about the red light, and of course their brainless idiotic decision in Germany. McLaren's pit wall might as well be Beavis and Butthead.

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posted Jul 31, 2008

This weekend will be a big one in the title race.

Ferrari need to get back on track or they will start to lose touch with Hamilton.

I thought this wouldn't be Hamilton's year at the start but he is now in the pound seats. However, I can't shake the suspicion that the pit lane mistake in Montreal will cost him.

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posted Jul 31, 2008

kevlegs:

Oh yes he will !

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posted Jul 31, 2008

evilspindoctor - Canada has already cost him in a major way. But he has made up that deficit already.

It simply doesn't pay to look back in sports.
Once the top three were level on 48 pts, for them, the season was effectively restarted with them having a lead on the rest of the field.

Sure, after seeing what happened last year - anything can happen and in my opinion, that's the beauty of F1. You can't know for sure what will happen!

Although I'm a Lewis fan and would like to see him win, I'd like to wish all the best to all the drivers and may the best driver / car combination win smiley

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posted Jul 31, 2008

Yes I hope Lewis wins it... I think he is a fantastic talent, who, if he can learn from mistakes (which all drivers do)will go on to acheive many titles....

My only Issue is not with Lewis, but ITV and the amount coverage he actually gets compared to other drivers. Yes he's british, yes he's winning races, yes he's the marketers dream... but for people who actually love the sport as passionalty as I do, I feel it such a waste of time while we listen to Lewis talk about practice, the week he's just had, what he had for breakfast and the stresses and strains of being famous.

I want to hear about the other drivers, how they are coping, what new techonlogy is being used and how it is implemented... I can't wait for the BBC to bring it back to it's home (no rubbish Sony ads), I just hope they don't go over the top with Lewis Mania!

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posted Jul 31, 2008

We saw last season and again this time around that Lewis is his own biggest threat.

He's clearly got the ability and the car to be WDC and will only be beaten to that title if his loses his concerntration or his bottle.

When he drives to the best of his ability and the car's sweet there's no one that'll stop him.

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posted Jul 31, 2008

There is no doubting LH natural ability, but I agree, he needs to win championships to become a great driver ..
I watched the last GP in Germany and Niki Lauda was heaping praise on LH, and rightly so. Once he fulfils his potential then there will be no doubters .. I'm just glad he is making the sport attractive since the demise of Schumi.

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posted Jul 31, 2008

People seem to forget the fact that Hamilton is only half way through his SECOND season in F1. Schumacher made mistakes in his early f1 career, infamously involving Senna a couple of times. Why can't Hamilton? Hamilton has made mistakes such as in Bahrain because he was pushing to the limit and he went over that limit. It's called, get this, FINDING THE LIMIT!

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posted Aug 1, 2008

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People seem to forget the fact that Hamilton is only half way through his SECOND season in F1. Schumacher made mistakes in his early f1 career, infamously involving Senna a couple of times. Why can't Hamilton? Hamilton has made mistakes such as in Bahrain because he was pushing to the limit and he went over that limit. It's called, get this, FINDING THE LIMIT!


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Are you saying that Hamilton doesn't clearly know the/his limits in an F1 car? I very much doubt that.. he know's how much he can push and what he can get away with. I think his lack of experience in certain situations costs him, especially when under serious pressure to win. I think his decision making is something that needs to be addressed not his limits.

Lets not make judgements on someone so young tho. Give the lad time...

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posted Aug 1, 2008

I believe LH is the favourite to win WDC after his memorable drives in Monaco, Silverstone and Germany. This kid is the real deal, who wins in spite of weak teammates or questionable team decisions. He is quite simply thrilling to watch.

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posted Aug 3, 2008

Lets not forget LH is ONLY IN HIS SECOND SEASON.
I was looking back at Schumacher,Senna,Prost..etc early years. None have been impresive as LH!! Also they made mistakes. We all do. LH just gets unfair
comments from cowardly bigots. Good to see him on pole. He has done alot for F1 bringing more fans that would otherwise have laughed at F1. Even at ex girlfriend of mine rolled at some stats the other day that made me think....wow.

LH will win the WDC I am confident about that and I think so is he. Real winners take risks and will keep taking them even if it costs them races. LEWIS HAMILTON is the only "British" sports person I support. Long may his reign in F1 continue. But question is what has happened to Ferrari?

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