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davis_756

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Bit of a nothing article, if Ferrari start winning again seb will continue if they fade he will retire but then the gig looks no better then Renault.
 

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Seb’s a spoilt child. Who was lucky enough to be in the right place.
I’m not taking anything away from him in terms of his talent. He is one of the better drivers in this era. But there are equivalent or better drivers over the past decade that could have achieved championships in the right car.
He came into the right place at the right time as a very young man. To have such success at such a time in your life means that when that success evaporates it’s very hard to process.
Seb will be fine once he has a win. Right now, he’s very “woe is me they robbed me of a win”. A win puts all that behind him.
Zero chance he walks away, zero chance Renault release Daniel from his contract.
 

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Just Vettel, AWOL 2 races in a row now maybe there is some truth to him retiring at the end of the year just doesn't look focused.
I’m sure he is upset with two recent decisions going against Ferrari. I can under.
But the man is paid $50 million a year. Even more than Hamilton.
So the expectations from his employer is that he can put that behind him and focus on the job at hand.
I believe the championship is gone for 2019, but he has to give his employer, his fans and himself much more than he is giving right now.
As I’ve said before, spoilt child.
 

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I’m sure he is upset with two recent decisions going against Ferrari. I can under.
But the man is paid $50 million a year. Even more than Hamilton.
So the expectations from his employer is that he can put that behind him and focus on the job at hand.
I believe the championship is gone for 2019, but he has to give his employer, his fans and himself much more than he is giving right now.
As I’ve said before, spoilt child.
Always has been, can't recall him throwing the towel in like this though unless it's just extenuated by Leclerc hitting form.
 
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It's kind of weird how subtle racing is. Many fans are miserable at Hamilton's success. Think about how many campaigners living vicariously through Hamilton and justifying everything he does and diminishing others? Think about how many people s**tting on Bottas even though he's been fantastic this year?

Hamilton's leading by 39pts this year. But look how much he's gained through doing nothing.

- Bahrain. Running 2nd, Bottas 3rd, which is +3 points difference. Leclerc has the engine issue, and Hamilton still finishes 1 place ahead of Bottas, but it's a 7pt margin. So that 4 extra points.

- Monaco. Running 1st with Bottas 2nd. An unexpected safety car compromises Bottas. The ensuing drama relegates him to 3rd when it was otherwise an easy 2nd. SO that's 3 extra points Hamilton gets on Bottas.

- Canada. Hamilton 2nd and Bottas 4th. Vettel had a moment which got in the way of Hamilton, who otherwise didn't do anything impactful. Vettel cops a penalty and Hamilton wins. That's 7 extra points on Bottas.

- Britain. Hamilton's 2nd with Bottas leading. Bottas pits and Hamilton goes on an extended run when the safety car is realised and give him an opportune pitstop. Hamilton wins and Bottas is 2nd. A 14 point turnaround with Bottas having the moral win.

That's 28 points Hamilton has got on Bottas by just being up there without doing anything exceptional.

Bottas is not racing against Hamilton. He's racing against the "Hamilton Aura".
 
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