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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by idfnl, Feb 6, 2012.
I don't think I agree with that. He's pretty honorable when racing.
I think it's totally reasonable to think that Hamilton is a whiner, drama queen, crybaby, overly emotional, whatever. But his racing is not dirty.
Actually, he took his attitude to a whole new level yesterday by asking over and over and over and over to park the car. I really started to feel embarrassed for him, he should be ashamed of acting that way. The privilege he has to drive those cars and the amount of money he is earning for his effort, he needs to get some perspective. In fact, I'm starting to lose my desire to support him over this regular garbage.
Why did that bother you? He's already one engine down to Rosberg, and he's thinking of his situation later in the season. There were no points on offer given the damage to the car, so he was just using up one duty cycle, pointlessly (literally!) going around in circles.
In fact, unless Rosberg suffers an engine failure, I think that the championship may already be decided on that issue.
It didn't bother me that he asked. It was a fair ask. And I'd have done it. But it was asking over and over again that got really sad. It's not his call, the team gave him instructions and he needed to follow them. If it was really pointless, the team would have parked him.
The team's and driver's objectives don't always align. I don't have a problem with his lobbying for his position. In any case, the selective broadcasting of radio transmissions is one of my pet peeves. From what I can tell, many of the top drivers are kinda whiny/complaining on the radio, but some don't have their transmissions broadcast so frequently.
The penalty for Magnussen seemed a bit harsh to me: http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/115569
Oh no kidding, Alonso and Vettel for sure.
Hamilton has been getting more and more whiny all season long. He didn't used to be this bitchy.
When he was with Alonso, he wasn't complaining of the treatment he was receiving from his team then..
Because he got favorable treatment from McLaren? I think the issue there was that Alonso didn't get the preferential treatment he thought he deserved as a two-time WDC paired up with a rookie.
I honestly don't think Hamilton got prerential treatment to Alonso or Kovaleinen while at McLaren. As Sugarbutch said, Alonso didn't get what he thought he deserved (or was promised) - particularly as Hamilton was apparently very well trained up to go ahead of his first season. Kovaleinen was simply not up to snuff. Button though... he wasn't nearly as fast as Hamilton but had some great seasons while teamed against him. I really think Hamilton, for some reason, effectively lost his marbles since splitting with his dad as manager. Honestly, it's quite likely this is the "real" Hamilton. He was likely just very heavily handled by his Dad and McLaren while climbing the ladder and his first couple of seasons in the sport. Hence his initial rebelling, and now, we see the real guy. Not a fan of his personality but he's great for news and he's awesome on the track.
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