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I dislike almost everything about Hamilton but have to credit him with being a great driver. Yes, he's had the best car but where his team mate will sometimes crash or give up, Hamilton is relentless and always seems to give 100% effort. But he has nothing left to prove - so he has a target on his back for any young charger wanting to make his bones. Hamilton will always play the odds whereas the young guns will take extra risks that chance breaking cars.

Lando Norris is a great driver (albeit with a silly name. What's it short for: Landowner??). He's also capable of giving 100% consistently.

I'm sad that Daniel Ricciardo is having such a difficult time in the other McLaren. He strikes me as one of the most likeable drivers, and some of his overtakes when in a Red Bull were audacious. I think he struggles more with a strong team mate - maybe he needs to feel the love of being top dog in the team?

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On 7/7/2021 at 11:10 AM, Peter Layman said:

So he's not the best driver the world has ever seen

To be fair, a few years ago I think he was. And it's as a result of that that he has had the best car for some time - his own hard work earlier. But, time makes fools of us all. The young guns are surpassing him now.

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5 hours ago, Stu Peters said:

I dislike almost everything about Hamilton but have to credit him with being a great driver. Yes, he's had the best car but where his team mate will sometimes crash or give up, Hamilton is relentless and always seems to give 100% effort. But he has nothing left to prove - so he has a target on his back for any young charger wanting to make his bones. Hamilton will always play the odds whereas the young guns will take extra risks that chance breaking cars.

Lando Norris is a great driver (albeit with a silly name. What's it short for: Landowner??). He's also capable of giving 100% consistently.

I'm sad that Daniel Ricciardo is having such a difficult time in the other McLaren. He strikes me as one of the most likeable drivers, and some of his overtakes when in a Red Bull were audacious. I think he struggles more with a strong team mate - maybe he needs to feel the love of being top dog in the team?

Lando is the real deal. Future WDC material. Very likeable young chap, too.

Ricciardo will get there - adjusting to a new car is hard, and the McLaren isn't renowned for being super driveable. It'd be nice to see him challenging for a title, he's taken the long road to get there though!

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Exciting start and end, processional for the majority of the race. And again, a relentless and precise race from a punchy Hamilton who fully deserved the win.

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5 hours ago, the stinking enigma said:

It's a good thing he is ok but Verstappen has had that coming for a long time. I think christian horner has lost the plot a bit, he'll be wearing a sarong next. Sir alex was right.

Eh? Verstappen was ahead in the corner and left a car width.

Had it happened a few years ago I'd agree he had it coming, but for the last couple of seasons he's been a very fast but safe driver.

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If you know the other guy will lift off to avoid a crash, its a huge advantage. One verstappen has harnessed for years. The risk/reward ratio has changed for hamilton, must say i was rather hoping lando would put verstappen in the lift off/crash dilema at the start of the last race. 

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1 minute ago, the stinking enigma said:

He'd already given hamilton the 2 option lift off or crash twice in the race weekend. 3 or 4 times already this season alone. And he's also done it to basically every othetlr driver on the grid. He had it coming

He's entitled to take the line he is on. Hamilton did the same thing to him 3 corners prior! But Max kept his line and slowed down to hug the apex to avoid a collision...

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In the reversal it looked like Hamilton misjudged it and didn't slow enough to reach the apex, resulting in him running into Verstappen.

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1 minute ago, the stinking enigma said:

If you know the other guy will lift off to avoid a crash, its a huge advantage. One verstappen has harnessed for years. The risk/reward ratio has changed for hamilton, must say i was rather hoping lando would put verstappen in the lift off/crash dilema at the start of the last race. 

That's the whole point of track position though, isn't it? As long as you're leaving room there's no problem with that. We'd have significantly less overtaking without it - and we are already light enough on overtakes!

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