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Lewis - A point proven?

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posted Mar 29, 2009

well said!! drove a good race did lewis, and deserved his points.

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comment by Peter (U9342100)

posted Mar 29, 2009

hardly a great drive - more to do with the poor drives in front of him.
If Hamilton put in such a great drive then what about glock

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posted Mar 29, 2009

he kept it on the track and overtook several other drivers to head up the points while kimi was trying his hardest to wreck another car, while massa was locking his tyres up left right and centre, and made a bigger net gain than alonso

so yeah, point proven

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posted Mar 29, 2009

hardly a great drive - more to do with the poor drives in front of him.
If Hamilton put in such a great drive then what about glock
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what about glock? he had a far faster car and one capable of finishing top 6, lewis had one that shouldn't even be in the top 10 and still finished ahead.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Lewis Hamilton certainly crushed his teammate today.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Sorry but you seem to be clutching at straws here.

It's clearly going to be a long difficult season for Hamilton (and Ferrari too by looks of it) and he will probably not have much success.

A very lucky third place will probably be all you will have to cheer about this year so go ahead and celebrate if you like.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

If Hamilton put in such a great drive then what about glock

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laugh He over took Glock who was driving a car thats .700 seconds faster. Oh and beat Alonso who was 8 plaes ahead. Yeah he was lucky doh

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comment by Peter (U9342100)

posted Mar 29, 2009

what about glock? he had a far faster car and one capable of finishing top 6, lewis had one that shouldn't even be in the top 10 and still finished ahead.
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So last year it was all about Hamiltons great driving and not about his superior car but now other people obviously have superior cars so it's still Hamilton's great driving - this is nonsense.

You'll be telling me next that Schumacher used to ride a pushbike but because he was so good he always won.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

He drove well and put in a World Champion like performance. His eventual finishing position was certainly not the result of an outstanding drive though.

Its a good sign for him though, the greatest ever, Mr Schumacher, often picked up a few lucky points in the season. Hamilton's got his in nice and early!

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comment by bogaTYR (U9292996)

posted Mar 29, 2009

LH was a t one point 80 secs behind the race leader and about to be overtaken. at that time he lost more then 1 sec per lap! hardly a great race if you ask me.

then come the SC and this closed tht gap for him. if that would not have happened, LH would have been miles away from anything even remotely looking like scoring points.

yes, he did overtake, mainly non kers cars while himself using kers. but with the hp difference kers maes, even that was not a big thing.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

No clutching as straws Jimmyjojo.

I am well aware that the Mclaren is likely to have a very hard time this year.

The point I was making, was that people like yourself refuse to give any credit where it is due, and jump on every opportunity to criticize.

It wasnt luck that lead Lewis to getting 3rd place. It was a great drive in a terrible car.

As Murray Walker used to say, "to finish first, first you have to finish"

Ok in the end it was 3rd place, but lots of other drivers, including Alonso and Raikkonen in far better cars, couldnt match his result.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

A great drive, but it will not stop the haters. Great drive from jenson also. A good day from the british all round

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Solid job from Hamilton and a good. Luck was a huge part but he kept it on the island and picked up the places when other made mistakes.

Lets not get carried away though. He's in for a tough season and he didn't show anything outstanding today.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

"Sorry but you seem to be clutching at straws here."

We are just enjoying the glory, after all BOTH our boys did good today.

Tomorrow's another day, right?

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Hear, hear! Fantastic drive by Button, Barichello was lucky for 2nd and Lewis lucky for 3rd (should have been 5th). But 5th from the back of the grid? Not bad!!
Lewis deserves the plaudits for this one, shame he couldn't enjoy it from the rostrum

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Lets not forget Trulli either starting behind Hamilton and finishing third were it not for the penalty.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Who's Lewis? Button finally has a good car!

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Luck was with Lewis today,
-First lap accident a gain of 6 positions.
-Safety car squeeze at the right time, a gain of 2 positions.
-Accident 3 laps from the end a gain of 2 positions.
-Steward 1 position gain.
Add Nakajima, Piquet,Raikkonen accidents and massa's problems, 4 positions gains.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Baurris,

Everyone else was subject to the same circumstances. Maybe it was purely luck that he finished 3rd.

Maybe it was that he did a better job in the circumstances and with a terrible car, while others lost their heads and made silly mistakes.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Luck was with Lewis today,
-First lap accident a gain of 6 positions.
-Safety car squeeze at the right time, a gain of 2 positions.
-Accident 3 laps from the end a gain of 2 positions.
-Steward 1 position gain.
Add Nakajima, Piquet,Raikkonen accidents and massa's problems, 4 positions gains.

"Baurris" you're a sad bunny!!!!

I just enjoyed the race

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posted Mar 29, 2009

"last year it was all about Hamiltons great driving and not about his superior car but now other people obviously have superior cars so it's still Hamilton's great driving - this is nonsense."

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Did he finish 3rd or did he not? Also, the ferrari was widely acknowledged to be better on more tracks last year than the McLaren.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Luck was with Lewis today,
-First lap accident a gain of 6 positions.
-Safety car squeeze at the right time, a gain of 2 positions.
-Accident 3 laps from the end a gain of 2 positions.
-Steward 1 position gain.
Add Nakajima, Piquet,Raikkonen accidents and massa's problems, 4 positions gains.
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To be fair to Lewis though he earned some of this luck:
- First lap accident - Caused by all the other drivers trying to overtake on the first corner, Lewis held back and stayed out of trouble (first corner in Australia is often eventful) then after the first few corners made his move to overtake.
- Safety car squeeze - yes lucky but quite predictable that it would happen at some point to someone.
- Accident 3 laps from end - pure luck on lewis's part
- steward 1 position gain - trulli went off the track partly because hamilton was so close to his tail and really putting the pressure on prior to the safety car.
- The other dnf drivers - there's always going to be some drivers not finish, lewis was at the back of the grid so he obviously will benefit from this.

You make your own luck as they say.

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posted Mar 29, 2009


CONGRATS LEWIS,FANTASTIC FROM BACK OF GRID TO TOP AT 3RD!
HE KEPT ON GOING AND MCLAREN DESERVE CREDIT FOR THEY TRUST AND ASSISSTENCE TO HIM, UNFORTUNITE FOR HEKKI TO HAVE BEEN CAUGHT UP, NOT HIS FAULT HE HAD TO WITHDRAW.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Luck was with Lewis today,
-First lap accident a gain of 6 positions.
-Safety car squeeze at the right time, a gain of 2 positions.
-Accident 3 laps from the end a gain of 2 positions.
-Steward 1 position gain.
Add Nakajima, Piquet,Raikkonen accidents and massa's problems, 4 positions gains.

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Good set of points, do we know how many overtakes Lewis actually made that were not due to accidents or retirements?

He was struggeling behind an STR at one point.

Lets give Jenson the credit today, lewis was lucky and hopefully thats all his luck used up for the year. He had enough of it last year.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Errm didn't Heikki clout Barrichello at the start, which actually casued the problems at turn one? Just desserts for him really

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comment by Camel (U4542021)

posted Mar 29, 2009

If anybody else had gone from 18th to 3rd praise would be forthcoming regardless of luck.

The expectations on Lewis Hamilton are quite frankly ridiculous sometimes.

The cars a dog at moment anybody can see that, he's making the best of it at the moment.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Luck was with Lewis today,
-First lap accident a gain of 6 positions.
-Safety car squeeze at the right time, a gain of 2 positions.
-Accident 3 laps from the end a gain of 2 positions.
-Steward 1 position gain.
Add Nakajima, Piquet,Raikkonen accidents and massa's problems, 4 positions gains.

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Good set of points, do we know how many overtakes Lewis actually made that were not due to accidents or retirements?

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First of all, Hamilton came out ahead of massa after his last pit stop and that was purely down to the fact he was doing a much better job.

and 1984 - much more than anyone else i believe

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Who's Lewis? Button finally has a good car!
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The current world champion, Who's this Button you speak oferm

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Errm didn't Heikki clout Barrichello at the start, which actually casued the problems at turn one? Just desserts for him really
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No, Rubens hit Weber who hit Heiki. Anything after that as NOT their fault. Rubens is lucky not to have been penalized.

Well done Lewis! Well done Jensen!

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comment by USDon (U13724074)

posted Mar 29, 2009

Yes Lewis was lucky. Lucky that Alonso thought that he didn't have a chance so just pottered around in a car much better than the McLaren so finished behind Lewis even though Alonso started in front. He was also lucky that Raikkonen wasn't able to win so he threw his car into the wall.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Errm didn't Heikki clout Barrichello at the start, which actually casued the problems at turn one? Just desserts for him really
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No, Rubens hit Weber who hit Heiki. Anything after that as NOT their fault. Rubens is lucky not to have been penalized.

Well done Lewis! Well done Jensen!
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Actually Heiki shunted Rubens to start that whole incident, then overtook and got hit.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Well done Lewis on a superb drive.
Overtaking cars and getting to 3rd was fantastic.
Where are the Hamilton haters?
YOU ALL GONE QUIET....GOOD
Stay like that.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

It was Buttons day, please stop this Lewis nonsense!

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Last years FA victory in Singapore was put down to "luck" by most Lewis supporters.
As Baurris explained earlier Lewis had a good number of "lucky" breaks today. I think starting in the soft tyres was at the end a terrific decission as they provided him a bit of extra grip at the start and as it was mentioned on TV he and the other cars who started with them had to come in early to change them as they were very slow after a few laps.
This actually helped him as the safety car was deployed after he had made his first stop and worked in the opposite direction for FA. He was struggling for grip at the start with the hard compound and was caught by the SC when he was due to make his first pit stop'
Good work by McLaren and Lewis, it is not just about having luck but also making good use of it with no mistakes during the race. A mature performance IMO

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Its not luck he just didnít make the mistakes other drivers made he kept his cool and picked up the pieces. He only did what Kubica was praised for doing last year. It will do his character good maximising a dog of a car. If heís picking up those sort of points with the car in its current form lets look forward to Mclaren sorting the problem with the diffuser so he can knock out the podiums. Lewis to retain his tile!!! But well done everyone at Brawn fantastic work, looking forward to an amazing season

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posted Mar 29, 2009

we will wait and see what the Hamilton haters have to say come the spanish gp when his car is up to speed. If he can pick up points like he has today a long the way,then i can see him retaining his title, would like to see button push him all the way though.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Mr Creosote (U4229605)

Get your facts right before posting;

Rubens was hit from behind by Kovy, which pushed him INTO Webber.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

allweareiscrazy (U11737104)

No-one is taking anything away from Jenson, there are plenty of other articles here congratulating him; but this one happens to be about LH that's all.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Hamilton did get lucky and the two Toyota drivers had an even more impressive drive than Hamilton anyway!!!

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comment by Camel (U4542021)

posted Mar 29, 2009

carlotoone (U8507307)

Spot on with your assessment.

Lewis is still maturing, personally I feel the best is yet to come.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

""Hamilton did get lucky and the two Toyota drivers had an even more impressive drive than Hamilton anyway!!!""

Considering the Toyota's were thought one of the three favourites for victory and the McLaren was one of the three worst cars out there. I think your asessment lacks accuracy.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

There's different ways of looking at it really. Yes, Hamilton was lucky to get as far forwards as he did, if it wasn't for the crashes, he wouldn't have done as well as he did do. At the same time however, he did keep his car on the road where many other drivers did not. He gave a good clean drive which is sometimes all that is needed to get a good result.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Seems to me that instead of crashing into each other/coming off the track at the back of the grid, Red Bulls/Williams/Hondas (BGP) etc are doing it at the front. winkeye

In fairness a great GP today and well done to the BGP team after an awful few months. I think in sport you make your own luck and Hamilton did very well to not only get in the points but also a podiam.

Looking forward to a good season and at the moment it could be any team or driver at the top.

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comment by tony (U6012120)

posted Mar 29, 2009

I thought the Swiss resident did't like his new toy and was going to go to another rich friend to get a different one.

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comment by rc9379 (U13877533)

posted Mar 29, 2009

"comment by T-o-m-a-s (U13893065)
posted 58 Minutes Ago

Hamilton did get lucky and the two Toyota drivers had an even more impressive drive than Hamilton anyway!!!"

I agree with Pacific_Ocean_Blue1. Lewis clearly had a more impressive race than the Toyotas as his car is nearly a second slower over 1 lap. He also passed Trulli moments before the safety car was deployed to steal 3rd place!

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comment by pickpie (U5270505)

posted Mar 29, 2009

job done he's proved he is worthy...amazing drive in a not fully great car says it all !!

Jeson is great too..... wonder what excuse Ferrari will use for this one |

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comment by pickpie (U5270505)

posted Mar 29, 2009

peterb what are you talking abut he started last and finnehed 3rd says it all tbh... ok he's have been 5th if the other two hadn't stacked it, which still shows he's brilliant..... But thats the nature of the sport.... Hamilton and button are amazing

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posted Mar 29, 2009

i agree with your post. Hamilton deserved his 3rd place. okay there were crashes and reliability issues, but he wasn't one of them. he made good use of a car that wasn't great. that's not a bad thing. it shows that he is a very good driver, despite what people seem to think. well done jenson, well deserved win, i hope there's many more to come. that team deserves some good luck for once!

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posted Mar 29, 2009

It is truly amazing how all of a sudden Hamilton is just lucky about todays result. F1 has twists and turns during all races and those who do not make mistakes or the car does not break down, wins, simple as that. 18th place to 3rd, good result.

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posted Mar 29, 2009

Keep it simple for all you Lewis haters.

The difference for each driver at the start of the race is their starting position and the car that they are in. Lewis was obviously at a disadvantage in both cases.

Fast forward to the end of the race and he has finished in 3rd place. Be that as a result of his driving ability or his ability to stay on the track when others couldnt, he has obviously done better than most other drivers out there.

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