Originally Posted by sugarbutch
I'm not saying that Hamilton will win the title this year, but these pronouncements of his being over seem a bit premature...
In F1 there is no second peak, I can't think of any drivers that apex and then get a 2nd wind unless the ground shifts below them. A driver that has peaked can get in a situation where the car/teammate align and pull another one out of the bag, but he was faster in the past. Prost only had to beat Hill. Mansell had Patrese. Hill had the stars align to grab a WC, and Villeneuve beat him the next season, and I don't rate him too well.
It lines up. Word is Lewis is enjoying the drink and late nights way too much. This maps to his drop in form. You can only burn the candle at both ends for so long. The next races will tell us more.