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The title used for Andrew Benson article was:Lewis Hamilton: I'm mentally stronger than Nico Rosberg When the actual words used by Lewis were: "I've always said he is really strong mentally," Hamilton said "But I'd like to think I'm stronger this year." They both give a totally different perspective but one clearly makes Lewis seem arrogant, perfect fodder for haters and reader numbers
IO think there is little doubt that Lewis is mentally stronger than Nico, whom appears to have completely lost the plot now, complaining that the race leader is driving too slowly;racing drivers are meant to race to win, which iswhart Lewiswas doing. Yes following another car can ruin your tyres, but if you want to overtake you have to followat some point. Nico never got close.. He´s no racer.
By Andrew Benson Chief F1 writer "Lewis Hamilton: I'm mentally stronger than Nico Rosberg" Oh come on, this stuff really needs to stop, not just here but on the entire BBC site. Stop twisting or making up things that were not said and using it as bait in your titles and articles. This is out of context, basically inflammatory lies to anyone who won't read a whole article to realise otherwise.
We'll done Lewis - brilliant intelligent drive! I'm looking forward to a repeat of the 2014 Bahrain GP.
so should NR continue to watch the data from LH and follow the same race strat. or now get the message that he will never win this way, choose a different set up or tyre/pit plan, anything to make Lewis stop and think, the way NR approaches races now will suit lewis all day long, whats NR got to lose??
nico really needs to up his game to beat ham as he has matured and is now a complete driver and should get in top 5 of all time. j clark is number one and would probally have won his 3rd instead of hill's 2nd if he had lived but it would end there.as sir Jackie a great said rindt was really faster than himself. if he had lived would probally have ended up as the greatest driver ever.
@484 - I stand by comment. In years gone by fuel management was about underfuelling the cars, meaning that they relied on a safety car, or limited fuel saving to make race distance. That's not the same as having actual maximum fuel flow limitations meaning restricted horsepower and, the more important side-effect of, less stress on the engines in conjunction with a far lower rev limit.
No big LH fan, his persona and bling lifestyle put me off, but theres no denying he's a very good driver, great racer and fully deserving of his current success.The leader controls how he races and if Rosberg doesn't like it just overtake and he can then do likewise rather than whine about itGood Ferrari performance, a few improvements might yet make an interesting seasonJB Oh dear
@505, I think he's matured, allbeit a bit later than he should have. Yeah, he can act as spoilt as Nico, in a different way. All the drivers are a bit like that. I think he's learnt to be more like Alonso who is the most complete driver. But then again, is he. Alonso moves to struggling Mclaren from Ferrari!
Lewis is more emotional in front of a microphone, but not at the wheel of his Merc. He is a complete F1 driver. No question.
Of all the excuses you can come up with, the car in front being too slow in a race really is the most ridiculous!
It's a bit sad, Nico wants to win the race in the pits with optimal tyre stratergy etc. He doesn't know what F1 is about, he ain't got the guts for it. Hamilton said it right, if Nico had been going slow he would have attacked and overtook him.@497, Lewis is the least robot character out there. We all know he'd love to have fuel stops, unlimited tyres and really race every1
Over time, Lewis has certainly learnt to cope better with all-round pressure, i.e personal issues, driving, media-critics, fame, Haters, etc.... Keep it going Champ. 3 in a row.
By the way, that is AS behind the wheel, as a Human Being he was without doubt an enigma and still is. I remember, but cannot think of the race, I think it was qualifying when someone crashed in front of him and he stopped and ran across the circuit to help the stricken driver. Corporate nowadays would not allow that. I will take my hat off to that Gentleman.
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