Lewis Hamilton and his Driving

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I'm not into F1, and he irritates me, but I feel this bloke deserves a bit more credit for what he has achieved. Once in a generation talent. Remarkable. Then at the other end of the spectrum you have reality TV 'stars' on most pages of the 'newspapers' being lorded up as semi gods.
 

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I'm not into F1, and he irritates me, but I feel this bloke deserves a bit more credit for what he has achieved. Once in a generation talent. Remarkable. Then at the other end of the spectrum you have reality TV 'stars' on most pages of the 'newspapers' being lorded up as semi gods.
I actually quite like Lewis and think he is excellent much better and personable than Michael and unlike Michael wins honestly rather than driving opponents of the road and other dirty tricks
 

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Bloody hell he can’t have come cheap. I hope we’ve got him tied down to a minimum of a 4 year contract.

Will his duties include driving the first team bus and Bob’s transit van?

Or perhaps this shouldn’t be in General Bees Discussion
 

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He seems to be respected much more outside the UK than at home but that's possibly because the attributes needed to be at the very top for a long period of time are not always appreciated here. He's not afraid to speak his mind and his various attributes and wealth make him a real target for certain elements of the media and their audience.
 

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I watch F1 on a Sunday afternoon at a last resort if there’s nothing else on. I admit I’m no expert on it. But if all F1 cars had equal performance to the Mercedes, would he still win every race?
 

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As a racing driver, the best ever, easily. All the records of Schumacher’s that he’s broken have been done in less races, less seasons etc. Even with serious competition from the likes of Rosberg, Vettel, Verstappen, Bottas etc he has still been miles ahead. He’s also furthered himself by winning cleanly as opposed to some of the underhand tactics that Schumacher used in the day.

Off the track, I can’t take him seriously.
 

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Whether or not one likes him as a person, there can be no doubt whatsoever that he is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, F1 drivers ever.
 

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Not a fan of his either, but you have to admire what he has done in F1.

It can't all be down to the car otherwise his team mate would surely have won his fair share of races.
 

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I watch F1 on a Sunday afternoon at a last resort if there’s nothing else on. I admit I’m no expert on it. But if all F1 cars had equal performance to the Mercedes, would he still win every race?
Him or Verstappen.

The best drivers end up in the best cars. If it was as simple as the best car wins no matter who drives, then all these spoilt brats who get drives at the back of the grid with Daddy’s money would be world champions. Why pay Hamilton £50m a year when you can get some chump to pay YOU £10m a year and still win?
 

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Him or Verstappen.

The best drivers end up in the best cars. If it was as simple as the best car wins no matter who drives, then all these spoilt brats who get drives at the back of the grid with Daddy’s money would be world champions. Why pay Hamilton £50m a year when you can get some chump to pay YOU £10m a year and still win?
He still beats Bottas. He also beat Alonso in his first year of F1 racing. Where he would have won the World Championship but for one error entering the pit lane in China.
 

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Him or Verstappen.

The best drivers end up in the best cars. If it was as simple as the best car wins no matter who drives, then all these spoilt brats who get drives at the back of the grid with Daddy’s money would be world champions. Why pay Hamilton £50m a year when you can get some chump to pay YOU £10m a year and still win?
Ok .. I have spoken to a mate of mine who is the chief engineer for some F2 or F3 team. He thinks that Lewis Hamilton is the greatest driver of all time and thinks his new record of wins will never be beaten. He said he is the best driver in all conditions as he he proved yesterday. He lapped everyone up to “P4” (whatever that means) and finished 25s in front of his teammate and 40s ahead of P3. He says he should be racing again next season too ..
So I guess he is the best ever ... hope this helps 👍🏼
 

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LH has had as many wins as Prost and Senna put together.
 

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He's a great driver for sure but like most modern drivers he is more of a supreme technician using the most sophisticated technology you can imagine. This makes comparison with past drivers quite futile as it's a different world. In the era's of James Hunt and Jackie Stewart ( and before) extreme bravery was the first requirement as the cars were literally death traps. The best cars usually won but there was greater equity between the cars, more unreliability and greater overtaking opportunities making it a real racing spectacle and less predictable. Real racers like Mansell just don't seem to be around any more and even if they were they wouldn't be allowed to take the risks and racing manoeuvres they used to. Its all about the technology and less and less about the driver.

Modern F1 is a complete bore fest to me and I stopped watching it years ago.
 

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I worked for McLaren and Tyrrell in the days of Senna, Häkkinen and Coulthard. Hamilton is very consistent , like Schumacher but he doesn't need to knock others off the track to win titles like Schumacher. He is the best of his era by a long way. A few years ago I met a little, elderly lady, Gloria Roberts, who raced cars at Brooklands, Weybridge. She had more balls than all modern day drivers. Brooklands, and the Amazing Women Racing Drivers of the 1930s - Flashbak
 

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And David Attenborough?
Under what grounds is it the same? Because he flies? Everyone uses aeroplanes?

In any case david attenborough does it mainly out of education which i would deem essential, i bet he doesnt make 60m a year either or grt sponsored by fuel companies whilst moaning about climate change!
 

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Under what grounds is it the same? Because he flies? Everyone uses aeroplanes?

In any case david attenborough does it mainly out of education which i would deem essential, i bet he doesnt make 60m a year either or grt sponsored by fuel companies whilst moaning about climate change!
wrong thread 🎣
 

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So from all this, I guess Hamilton needs to make a natural history programme for the BBC and he will be the national treasure everyone craves.

What a stupid comparison FFS.
 

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He's not a very likeable character and his sport feels somewhat more detached from reality than others popular in this country.

That said, it's a great achievement and we should be proud that the UK is producing these big sporting talents.
 

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Under what grounds is it the same? Because he flies? Everyone uses aeroplanes?

In any case david attenborough does it mainly out of education which i would deem essential, i bet he doesnt make 60m a year either or grt sponsored by fuel companies whilst moaning about climate change!
You think he's some charitable old guy do you? And I bet he does make more than 99% of the population too.
 

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You think he's some chartable old guy do you? And I bet he does make more than 99% of the population too.
99.7% i should imagine. He has a dead posh house on Richmond Riverside I believe and saves money on petrol and red meat so must be rolling in it
 

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99.7% i should imagine. He has a dead posh house on Richmond Riverside I believe and saves money on petrol and red meat so must be rolling in it
As long as he's not telling you what to do like Lewis isn't, then he should be under to stay under the radar. He bought the pub next door too, which I don't think is "green"
 

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I suppose he is (I hate Bono ever since he asked my cousin for change out of a twenty euro note after sending him out in the pissing rain to retrieve a bag of chips for him at 3am after hotel restaurant shut)
‘Retrieve’ a bag of chips in the rain. Who on earth leaves a bag of chips out in the rain?
 

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99.7% i should imagine. He has a dead posh house on Richmond Riverside I believe and saves money on petrol and red meat so must be rolling in it
His brother lived in St Margarets, I fixed his neighbour's computer once. :droppingsomething:
 

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Today’s race should be anything other than the usual procession as Lewis tries to win a record equalling 7th World Championship. He starts 6th with Lance Stroll on Poll Position, but the wet conditions with more rain due throughout the race combined with a newly laid track releasing oil from the surface is a recipe for a great race to watch.
Start time is at 10.10am
 

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Great filmmaker, Dickie Attenborough. His brother Sir David, has clearly surpassed him in true greatness. You’d have to be a half wit to think otherwise- and that’s being generous.
 

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A really great race today from start to finish. Well done to Hamilton , my boy le clerc fluffed his lines late on
 

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I love formula one....in this country we are too quick to call sportsman/women out for whatever reason ....yes he does flaunt his wealth ...but tbh if I had his money I would do the same he maximises his potential....people will say it’s the car and yes he has an amazing peice of engineering but he has to go out on track and make it work....I know people that struggle to change the radio station in their cars when they aren’t moving yet these drivers can change downforce and strategy’s while doing over 150 miles an hour ....if he signs and stays at Mercedes next year he will be the number one formula driver and he is English something we should embrace
 

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I don't think any active professional sportsman/woman (including Marcus Rashford) should ever get a knighthood or MBE etc. Save it for when they have retired and you can see their contribution, not just in their well paid chosen field, but as a whole contribution to society and how they have conducted themselves on and off the field.
Given out like confetti these days, meaningless baubles.
 

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OK I will wait with interest for the thread against David Attenborough who flies around the world bring us nature programmes. The ****.
Maybe he should have walked/ridden a pony/ paraglided/ hitched a ride on a passing tea clipper to get to his filming locations?
 

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Bang on...unwatchable tedium. Even the cars have no personality, just different colour schemes and adverts.
You wouldn't say that if you had watched todays race.

They are normally a procession but the weather made this one exciting to watch.
 

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Driving on slicks at the end. Very impressive. Well done Mr. Hamilton.
 

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Good luck to Lewis.

A fantastic driver in the best car. He'd also be the best driver, in any car, if everyone of those F1 cars were all the same.
 

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Lewis Hamilton deserves a knighthood imo.
Unbelievable what he has achieved and I am not a fan of F1.
He gets stick of a certain part of the media as did Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford will too.
If David Beckham did exactly the same as those 2/3 he would be lauded by all around and possibly touted to be the next James Bond.
Well done Lewis and keep it up.
 

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Lewis Hamilton deserves a knighthood imo.
Unbelievable what he has achieved and I am not a fan of F1.
He gets stick of a certain part of the media as did Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford will too.
If David Beckham did exactly the same as those 2/3 he would be lauded by all around and possibly touted to be the next James Bond.
Well done Lewis and keep it up.
Why should anyone get a knighthood for driving a car round and round in circles? There's thousands of Doctors and Nurses out there do a far more important job and wont get anywhere near the recognition he's getting.
 

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Why should anyone get a knighthood for driving a car round and round in circles? There's thousands of Doctors and Nurses out there do a far more important job and wont get anywhere near the recognition he's getting.
Not that I necessarily would campaign for a knighthood for Hamilton, 7-times world champion, but there is a clear precedent:
  • Sir Henry Segrave, WW1 pilot (born in the US), for land speed records
  • Sir Malcolm Campbell, motor racer, for land speed records
  • Sir Jack Brabham, Australian, racing driver and constructor, 3-times world champion
  • Sir Frank Williams, driver and constructor
  • Sir Stirling Moss, driver and bon viveur, "the greatest driver never to win the World Championship"
  • Sir Jackie Stewart, driver, shooter and safety campaigner, 3-times world champion
  • Sir Patrick Head, engineer and designer of racing cars
 

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Why should anyone get a knighthood for driving a car round and round in circles? There's thousands of Doctors and Nurses out there do a far more important job and wont get anywhere near the recognition he's getting.
In his sport he is an elite.
The most successful driver in the history of F1.
If they can give an honour to many others within the sport then Lewis deserves one without doubt.
 

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If you look at the kind of people who have been “honoured” in the past it’s not the greatest membership club.
 

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  1. Being knighted in the New Years honours list
  2. Tax affairs all in order
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