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  • A Yahoo! User Jul 2, 2007 04:57 Flag

    Hamilton: Smooth but Soft??

    Been watching F1 for a long time. Love Lewis H's start!!
    He's as reliable as clockwork...he drives the rounds and gets what his car will give him. Tremendous for a rookie!

    Still, if one day he wants to be one of the greats, he's going to have to add extreme toughness to his characteristic smoothness. He's going to have to be able to make the car do more than it wants to (no matter how great his current ride).

    A number of times where I've thought that this year...today's French GP was just another example. No way in hell that drivers like Senna or Schumacher would have allowed Raikonnen to simply cruise by like that off of the start!

    Suck it up Lewis!!!

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    • Couldn't agree more!

    • 1 click and 5 posts !!!! lets hope lewis has that sort of luck !!!!!

    • I think a more apt phrase would be Smooth but inteligent. He has proved that he can get the performance from a car which is capable of winning races..... But on ther other hand when the odds are against him he brings it home in the best possinle placing instead of risking all. thats why he leads the championship and the others dont. even though he is one of 4 drivers who have all won 2 races each this year.

    • I think a more apt phrase would be Smooth but inteligent. He has proved that he can get the performance from a car which is capable of winning races..... But on ther other hand when the odds are against him he brings it home in the best possinle placing instead of risking all. thats why he leads the championship and the others dont. even though he is one of 4 drivers who have all won 2 races each this year.

    • I think a more apt phrase would be Smooth but inteligent. He has proved that he can get the performance from a car which is capable of winning races..... But on ther other hand when the odds are against him he brings it home in the best possinle placing instead of risking all. thats why he leads the championship and the others dont. even though he is one of 4 drivers who have all won 2 races each this year.

    • I think a more apt phrase would be Smooth but inteligent. He has proved that he can get the performance from a car which is capable of winning races..... But on ther other hand when the odds are against him he brings it home in the best possinle placing instead of risking all. thats why he leads the championship and the others dont. even though he is one of 4 drivers who have all won 2 races each this year.

    • I think a more apt phrase would be Smooth but inteligent. He has proved that he can get the performance from a car which is capable of winning races..... But on ther other hand when the odds are against him he brings it home in the best possinle placing instead of risking all. thats why he leads the championship and the others dont. even though he is one of 4 drivers who have all won 2 races each this year.

    • I think he needs a bit of credit for the way he has raced so far, it is after all his first year behind the wheel of an F1. I got the feeling he was told to ease of in France after a 'poor' start..........another podium (wih points) was more important than gunning it for Kimi and risking it. Just my thoughts. Who knows, he might be pacing himself, there's a long way to go right?

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      • Thats precisely why all this talk about Lewis hamilton is a load of premature rubbish! Can you imagine Gilles Villeneuve or Ayrton Senna settling for third place or meekly surrendering to Alonso at the first corner in Monaco??

        For those of us lucky enough to have seen Villeneuve and Senna, i simply cannot get excited about a moderately talented albeit very fortunate rookie!

        The very best have an edge from day one.... be it F1 or boxing or rugby or any sport. I think you'd find if Mr Hamilton was stuck in a Toyota or Honda he'd be practically anonomous.

        It just seems to me that F1 right now encourages consistency rather than brilliance. If Mr Hamilton proves me wrong in the long term then good luck to the kid!