Mercedes 'impressed but not surprised' as Russell shines
05/12/2020 | sport | f1 | 988
Mercedes "impressed but not surprised" by George Russell's impressive performance through practice and qualifying for the Sakhir Grand Prix.
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05/12/2020 22:24:19 20 39
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take all those trophies hami won at merc away frm him and give them to people working at mercs engine and chassis dept. hami got exposed today
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05/12/2020 22:33:42 28 5
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Absolutely! We should do the same for Vettel, Fangio and Schumacher teams in the factory who all won their championships in the superior car. **** me I despair at times.
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05/12/2020 22:37:55 6 1
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Exposed from what?
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05/12/2020 22:24:40 88 3
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Quite impressed with this Russell bloke. Should be exciting tomorrow...plenty of chances for incidents with such a crowded track.
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05/12/2020 23:09:09 74 20
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The lunacy and hypocrisy of some of the comments on here is breath taking.

How can people leave a post saying its all the car and a few minutes later post Russel is impressive?
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06/12/2020 12:55:55 1 0
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No fires svp.
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05/12/2020 22:24:51 15 39
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Just goes to show that it's not the driver, it's the car.

Perhaps Hamilton will take note and start showing some humility for a change.
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05/12/2020 22:27:28 8 27
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I couldn’t agree more, superficial, shallow and insincere individual is Hamilton
Yes Leslie! Well written and a revolutionary comment. Your mum is ready with with your Horlicks and custard creams. Removed
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05/12/2020 22:51:33 14 2
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Hamilton will be the most successful F1 driver for many years to come.
They’ll be talking about his greatness on all shows, he’ll get knighted, win SPOTY - and it’ll be all the sweeter with the sweaty angry anti Hamilton fans crying about it!
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05/12/2020 22:25:06 15 32
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Just about sums up F1 at the min, all about the car and little about the drivers ability
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05/12/2020 22:37:44 0 0
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Yes and no. Ricciardo had at 70/30 ratio doesn’t make it all about I would say
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05/12/2020 22:25:36 22 34
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Stick anyone in that Merc and they'd look decent
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05/12/2020 22:34:23 13 5
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Bottas hasn’t
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05/12/2020 22:27:17 13 22
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Isn't this what everyone says at the end of every race, but are shouted down as haters (or worst) cause their insulting Hamilton?? Or could it be that the car is just far superior to anything else so being a massive advantage??
Hamilton beat a cheating Vettel despite the Ferrari's superiority. You really should watch before commenting Removed
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06/12/2020 00:05:22 0 0
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he is a great driver who has had the advantage of being in the best car overall.
there may well be a handful of faster drivers in the field but not many have his race craft which when added to the fastest car makes it almost unbeatable.
this is however no different to any other f1 great.the best of the 2 drivers in the fastest car wins the championship
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05/12/2020 22:24:51 15 39
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Just goes to show that it's not the driver, it's the car.

Perhaps Hamilton will take note and start showing some humility for a change.
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05/12/2020 22:27:28 8 27
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I couldn’t agree more, superficial, shallow and insincere individual is Hamilton
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05/12/2020 22:56:38 7 2
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My comment got removed. Was a personal comment at the person who posted. How is this unsubstantiated attack on Hamilton not breaking house rules. Has nothing to do with the article as was mine to make a point...can we remove irrelevant comments from posts like this one?
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05/12/2020 23:44:48 1 1
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You know him that well?
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05/12/2020 22:27:59 16 35
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Mercedes do not need Hamilton.
Sign Russell instead and save a small fortune.
Proves Hamilton is not the best driver, he's just in the best car.
Hope Russell is in the Merc for the last race too.
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05/12/2020 22:31:54 2 4
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Hehe yeah Bottas is the best driver. Hamilton is easily in the bottom half of drivers...
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05/12/2020 22:32:14 6 1
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You're better than sleeping tablets.
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05/12/2020 22:33:30 2 8
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Totally agree. £40m a year HAM salary.....looks eye watering when they could secure George for a couple of million.
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05/12/2020 22:37:02 12 2
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Because Russell couldn't beat VB in the same car? You making this statement without Russell even winning a single race. Wow you legend you must know more than the entire Mercedes team!
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05/12/2020 22:42:49 14 2
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Brian, you either don’t get or your not bright. Hamilton is by far the best drive of this generation, Russel will win races but his not at Lewis’s level.
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05/12/2020 22:28:04 136 28
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Armchair experts are funny - takes F1 drivers to acknowledge each other. Verstappen's maturity reflecting on Hamilton and Sainz acknowledging Russell's speed.
Armchair experts with no hope of ever driging anything beyond 75mph on the motorway however know better?
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05/12/2020 22:56:52 10 19
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How many team managers are ex F1 drivers?
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05/12/2020 23:32:22 3 4
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Er. Surely most have driven well over a ton these days??
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06/12/2020 09:18:24 1 0
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'Armchair experts with no hope of ever driging anything beyond 75mph on the motorway however know better?'

Presumably you've never actually been on a motorway before?
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05/12/2020 22:29:01 16 10
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Imagine mad Max in a Merc!
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05/12/2020 22:30:48 21 61
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Max would blitz Hamilton for sure.
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05/12/2020 23:57:27 3 2
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Lots of crashes. He often took out team mates if they overtook him or tried to overtake him, as well as other drivers. He's dangerous.
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05/12/2020 22:30:46 11 12
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So far Russell has stepped up well but tomorrow is the crunch I guess.
Will he lead the BLM salute with the same vigour Hamilton does?
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05/12/2020 22:33:01 15 38
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He should not. All that should stop. Absolutely no need for it.
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05/12/2020 22:33:40 6 17
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What exactly does Hamilton lead? He just likes to be centre of attention, that's not being a leader...
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05/12/2020 22:35:36 11 7
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Seriously though, you clearly have an infatuation with lewis and your comments suggest an attitude and world view best left in the 70's.
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06/12/2020 00:22:33 3 0
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I think most of us are only interested in the vigour of his driving. Unless there are bonus points now available for the best angled knees
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05/12/2020 22:29:01 16 10
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Imagine mad Max in a Merc!
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05/12/2020 22:30:48 21 61
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Max would blitz Hamilton for sure.
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05/12/2020 22:40:58 19 3
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Too hot headed & inconsistent. He is not cool!
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05/12/2020 23:13:45 2 9
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Here here
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06/12/2020 00:50:33 5 1
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Unlikely - Max doesn't seem to have Lewis' feel for tyre wear and is still often hotheaded.
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06/12/2020 08:53:00 1 1
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If that's the case why is Max trying to block Checo getting the RBR seat?
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05/12/2020 22:27:59 16 35
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Mercedes do not need Hamilton.
Sign Russell instead and save a small fortune.
Proves Hamilton is not the best driver, he's just in the best car.
Hope Russell is in the Merc for the last race too.
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05/12/2020 22:31:54 2 4
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Hehe yeah Bottas is the best driver. Hamilton is easily in the bottom half of drivers...
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05/12/2020 22:32:13 219 40
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Hamilton is the best, but Russell did very well. Good prospect for the future.
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05/12/2020 22:38:48 105 320
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hamilton not the best driver the cars he drives are the best not the driver give knighthood to mercedes cars proof today
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06/12/2020 00:03:52 10 31
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You are so incorrect, what you should be saying is that the car is the best, put Hamilton in a Hass he would finish at the back of the pack.
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06/12/2020 10:36:11 0 0
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Obviously no one gets a musical about themselves unless they've done something pretty amazing - for example Evita, Buddy and Miss Saigon - sure Andrew Lloyd Webber gets his share but still fantastic to see your name up in lights - how good is Russell at singing?
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05/12/2020 22:27:59 16 35
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Mercedes do not need Hamilton.
Sign Russell instead and save a small fortune.
Proves Hamilton is not the best driver, he's just in the best car.
Hope Russell is in the Merc for the last race too.
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05/12/2020 22:32:14 6 1
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You're better than sleeping tablets.
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05/12/2020 22:30:46 11 12
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So far Russell has stepped up well but tomorrow is the crunch I guess.
Will he lead the BLM salute with the same vigour Hamilton does?
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05/12/2020 22:33:01 15 38
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He should not. All that should stop. Absolutely no need for it.
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05/12/2020 22:46:37 17 5
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When racism goes the protests will go. Until then, the movement, the noise, the anti racists will get louder and louder.
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05/12/2020 22:49:19 11 2
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Stop? Are you saying racism is not real?
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05/12/2020 22:27:59 16 35
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Mercedes do not need Hamilton.
Sign Russell instead and save a small fortune.
Proves Hamilton is not the best driver, he's just in the best car.
Hope Russell is in the Merc for the last race too.
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05/12/2020 22:33:30 2 8
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Totally agree. £40m a year HAM salary.....looks eye watering when they could secure George for a couple of million.
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05/12/2020 22:33:40 80 6
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Russell is the real deal, hope he makes it to the full Mercedes team someday but let's not ignore LeClerc dragging his Ferrari up to 4th place.
I'm a Hamilton fan but I have a soft spot for young Charles.
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05/12/2020 22:41:40 32 0
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This is a great comment. On the shorter lap it seems it has allowed a bit more driver influence.
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06/12/2020 09:26:55 5 0
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Agree 100%. It said it all that CL got out of his car and didn't go for a final run. F1 has an exciting future and CL is undoubtedly exceptional, as was his qualy
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06/12/2020 13:39:36 0 0
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Don't blame you. Even for a lad born with a silver spoon he constantly displays exemplary manners, humility and class. He is a great role model.
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05/12/2020 22:30:46 11 12
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So far Russell has stepped up well but tomorrow is the crunch I guess.
Will he lead the BLM salute with the same vigour Hamilton does?
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05/12/2020 22:33:40 6 17
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What exactly does Hamilton lead? He just likes to be centre of attention, that's not being a leader...
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05/12/2020 22:24:19 20 39
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take all those trophies hami won at merc away frm him and give them to people working at mercs engine and chassis dept. hami got exposed today
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05/12/2020 22:33:42 28 5
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Absolutely! We should do the same for Vettel, Fangio and Schumacher teams in the factory who all won their championships in the superior car. **** me I despair at times.
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05/12/2020 23:27:12 1 4
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if vettel had moved to merc in 2014 he would be winning his 11th this year.
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05/12/2020 22:33:51 12 22
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You have the fastest car you win, not really that impressive that is why Lewis wins all the while.
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05/12/2020 22:39:08 17 2
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One word ... Vettel
So ,you've NEVER watched F1 then, or did you just not learn anything?
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05/12/2020 23:00:45 6 0
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It's true that the most successful drivers tend to get the fastest cars, but there's so much more than just the machinery. The physical endurance and mental concentration required to string together even one lap is beyond almost all keyboard warriors, and to do it sixty times whilst maintaining a strategy and under the pressure of opponents is a very special skill set indeed.
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05/12/2020 22:25:36 22 34
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Stick anyone in that Merc and they'd look decent
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05/12/2020 22:34:23 13 5
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Bottas hasn’t
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05/12/2020 22:45:13 0 3
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He's just got pole
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06/12/2020 09:20:53 0 2
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'cos the crew turn his settings down so someone else who gets all the money looks good
Avondale47
What a nasty load of comments. Why do you think Mercedes pay a fortune to Lewis Hamilton, for fun? or do they know more about drivers capabilities then the morons commenting on this HYS?
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The closet racists are celebrating the coming of their "Great White Hope". Its pretty spineless they way they deny who they are whilst they spout nonsense about tax but lets face it, thats what all closet racists do. Removed
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06/12/2020 00:20:50 29 4
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That’s exactly why the BBC opened this article for comments, they just can’t help having a dig at LH, it’s obsessional. But hey, it’s all just waffle in the end.

Nothing anyone writes on here makes a blind bit of difference to LH’s records.

Good luck tomorrow GR, go well.
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06/12/2020 07:39:52 11 5
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The exact answer I give to all of the arrogant racists who fill these pages with their own particularly nasty brand of bile. No one would pay Hamilton’s fees if they thought that someone else could deliver the same value and results.
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06/12/2020 08:14:33 4 1
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No World Champion Past or Present would win a title driving a Haas or Williams - but I’m pretty sure they would in a Red Bull or Mercedes.

World Champions are so because they were driving the best cars - which they helped to build with their feedback.
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06/12/2020 09:31:03 4 0
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Yes, it's a combination of both car and driver. And when the cars are the same (i.e. Botas' car) Hamilton virtually always wins.
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06/12/2020 12:03:45 0 0
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because he is the most marketable driver in the sport by a large margin that's why, they would never put a competitive driver against him, don't be so naive it's all about the cash, big corporations rule this planet...
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06/12/2020 12:27:07 2 0
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Well said Avondale. Some awful people on here.
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06/12/2020 12:50:08 1 0
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Let the haters hate
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06/12/2020 13:37:51 0 0
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Yeah but Lewis is just such an unlikeable guy. Nothing to do with his skin colour, more his arrogance, stupid style and non-sensical rants about social welfare. He hasn't got a clue. Also, he is the face of racing capitalism, literally bought and raised by a company to make them more money. Suppose Messi isn't all that dis-similar in that respect.
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06/12/2020 14:12:38 0 0
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Do you not think they are asking themselves that same question !!!
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05/12/2020 22:35:21 13 18
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Interesting how the comments have been shut down by the BBC in the months leading up Lewis securing the title but have now opened up on steroids with George being put in the Merc.

Seems that Lewis breaking record after record becoming the most successful driver in history is not worthy of comments but this is?

BBC are making clear who their preferred Brit is.
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05/12/2020 22:40:22 12 7
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No, it was just that Lewis's social agenda would rile the racists. Why do you think the BBC are doing a special award for Marcus Rashford and what he's done for child poverty rather than leave it to the kind of "fan" who wants to denigrate Lewis or any other ethnic minority sportsperson doing well?
Look what happens whenever an HYS is open on Serena - it's open season for the nastiest comments.
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05/12/2020 22:30:46 11 12
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So far Russell has stepped up well but tomorrow is the crunch I guess.
Will he lead the BLM salute with the same vigour Hamilton does?
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05/12/2020 22:35:36 11 7
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Seriously though, you clearly have an infatuation with lewis and your comments suggest an attitude and world view best left in the 70's.
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05/12/2020 22:35:43 5 6
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I think Hamilton will do one more year to win his eighth world title then retire
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05/12/2020 23:00:45 2 18
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Let’s hope he retires but without no 8.
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06/12/2020 00:13:05 1 0
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hamilton is not done until championship #10.
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05/12/2020 22:24:51 15 39
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Just goes to show that it's not the driver, it's the car.

Perhaps Hamilton will take note and start showing some humility for a change.
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Yes Leslie! Well written and a revolutionary comment. Your mum is ready with with your Horlicks and custard creams. Removed
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05/12/2020 22:36:50 7 21
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Yep feel sorry for Hamilton no doubt using a public healthcare system, the type he avoids paying into.
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05/12/2020 22:39:12 6 2
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Absolutely! With you being in the 5000 top tax payers I am 100% behind this comment
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05/12/2020 22:41:04 0 0
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Looks like the 2 Mercedes could be closely matched.

I predict an on track incident, and Perez picks up his first win, and the available red bull seat
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05/12/2020 23:53:31 4 0
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Just because your universal credit is taxed
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06/12/2020 13:52:36 0 0
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I'm sure he pays for private health care mate. You pay tax to contribute to the use of public services. He doesn't live in Britain or use the services so why should he pay tax here?
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05/12/2020 22:27:59 16 35
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Mercedes do not need Hamilton.
Sign Russell instead and save a small fortune.
Proves Hamilton is not the best driver, he's just in the best car.
Hope Russell is in the Merc for the last race too.
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05/12/2020 22:37:02 12 2
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Because Russell couldn't beat VB in the same car? You making this statement without Russell even winning a single race. Wow you legend you must know more than the entire Mercedes team!
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05/12/2020 22:25:06 15 32
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Just about sums up F1 at the min, all about the car and little about the drivers ability
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05/12/2020 22:37:44 0 0
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Yes and no. Ricciardo had at 70/30 ratio doesn’t make it all about I would say
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05/12/2020 22:37:46 159 22
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Good thing the drivers understand why Mercedes need Hamilton. The arm chair experts can learn a thing or two from Verstappen and Russel who did fantastic, I hope he wins!
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05/12/2020 23:11:26 71 234
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If Hamilton wants to prove himself as the best driver he must allow Verstappen to race alongside him in the other Merc. But he's scared, so he demands sub-par teammates like Rosberg (who he even lost to once) & Bottas

All he's has proven is that he's better than Rosberg and Bottas. If he wants to be considered as the GOAT, he needs to race alongside and consistently beat someone like Verstappen.
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05/12/2020 23:20:36 39 9
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I hope George wins too, I think he would be a good ambassador for Britain for Lewis to hand the torch to.

But it can't be denied that we are seeing once again the same pattern we saw with Jenson/Lewis and Rosberg/Lewis with armies of people hyping them up with nonsense arguments whilst attacking Lewis with nonsense arguments.

To say race is not playing a part in driving this is to be naive,
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05/12/2020 22:24:19 20 39
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take all those trophies hami won at merc away frm him and give them to people working at mercs engine and chassis dept. hami got exposed today
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05/12/2020 22:37:55 6 1
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Exposed from what?
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05/12/2020 22:38:16 8 18
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Put Russell Grant in that car and he’d qualify on the front row ??
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05/12/2020 22:44:43 2 0
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As would you Grecian!, you have a chance reckon I am off to the bookies to put a tenner on you partnering whatever Russell in 2022
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05/12/2020 22:32:13 219 40
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Hamilton is the best, but Russell did very well. Good prospect for the future.
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05/12/2020 22:38:48 105 320
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hamilton not the best driver the cars he drives are the best not the driver give knighthood to mercedes cars proof today
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05/12/2020 22:43:28 46 5
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Goodness gracious. How bitter are you?
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05/12/2020 22:43:52 42 4
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Open ur eyes u bitter fool
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05/12/2020 22:44:33 42 5
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You are wrong. Listen to the other drivers, they are the experts.
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05/12/2020 23:21:43 8 1
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Germany is a Republic
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05/12/2020 23:22:14 40 7
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We are fortunate that knighthoods are given to people who achive something, and impact the sport or industry they work in to improve peoples lives and dreams. Hence why Lewis will get one. Unlike you, who can't even write a proper gramatical sentence without putting a proper fact or sensible comment on the table.
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05/12/2020 23:30:33 30 1
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oh dear you can’t read or refuse to understand, your opinion is ill informed, biased and irrelevant to real f1 fans
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06/12/2020 00:12:35 25 8
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Does your comment have racist undertones? I would say yes it does. It was Hamilton who got his car over the racing lines in one of the 2 British GPs this year on 3 wheels. In Turkey starting off in 6th position kept his cool when every other driver was losing their composure to win that GP.
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06/12/2020 00:36:33 16 1
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Been at the whiskey?
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06/12/2020 00:37:02 15 1
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I'll take my guidance on who is the best from my own eyes and literate people. This excludes you Coco.
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06/12/2020 08:16:14 5 1
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No World Champion Past or Present would win a title driving a Haas or Williams - but I’m pretty sure they would in a Red Bull or Mercedes.

World Champions are so because they were driving the best cars - which they helped to build with their feedback
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06/12/2020 08:48:09 4 1
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Rubbish
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06/12/2020 10:35:21 2 0
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Obvious troll is obvious
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06/12/2020 10:45:55 2 0
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pratt
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06/12/2020 11:25:07 3 0
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Every single driver in F1 acknowledge Hamilton as the best driver currently in F1. No one outside the sport knows better than them.
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06/12/2020 11:54:11 0 2
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agreed plus SPOTY this year at least the car has a personality!!!...
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06/12/2020 11:56:02 0 1
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exactly
Your village called.
They want their idiot back.
Go.
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06/12/2020 16:11:37 0 1
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Agree 100% stick Hamilton in the same car as Verstappen and then see who is the best. Hamilton is good but the advantage of a car 10x better than the rest makes him look better than he is. Once he is under pressure listen to his crying as he cannot handle it. As for the knighthood we all know why that is. He can't accept it though as its part of the empire that has an history of slavery.
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05/12/2020 22:33:51 12 22
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You have the fastest car you win, not really that impressive that is why Lewis wins all the while.
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05/12/2020 22:39:08 17 2
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One word ... Vettel
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05/12/2020 22:53:36 0 1
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Won when he had the fastest car (Red Bull). Hasn't since and hasn't won a championship since. Absolutely proving the point you were trying to argue
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05/12/2020 22:59:45 1 5
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Vettel won 4 championships in the fastest car. Actually kind of proves his point. As it's clear Vettel was not the best driver on the grid during those periods.

I am convinced Max would beat Hamilton in same car. And i think LeClerc most likely can as well. Lets be honest, Rosberg got the best of Hamilton one season and he was nothing special.
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05/12/2020 22:36:50 7 21
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Yep feel sorry for Hamilton no doubt using a public healthcare system, the type he avoids paying into.
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05/12/2020 22:39:12 6 2
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Absolutely! With you being in the 5000 top tax payers I am 100% behind this comment
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05/12/2020 22:39:14 110 30
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Yes, Hamilton only wins because he is in the best car that’s why Bottas has has the same number of wins as Hamilton as they have the same Mercedes set up. Oh wait.....
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05/12/2020 22:42:09 66 4
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But, Hamilton is a better racing driver than Bottas..
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05/12/2020 22:44:49 16 2
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Quite. And let's not forget that a car is only as good as it is because of driver input and development. A driver's job is not just about driving.
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05/12/2020 22:39:19 156 8
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Hamilton deserves everything that has come of his career but what Russell has shown is that f1 would be a lot better if there was a more competitive field spread. Some of the f2 and f3 races this season have been brilliant watches because of the similar chassis to all teams.
Let’s hope in 2022 when the regulations change it will be like the beginning of 2012 when a lot of different winners won.
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05/12/2020 23:06:58 107 124
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Thankyou. Can Hamilton fans please realise that we all know Hamilton is a good driver. But it's killing F1 to just have 1 driver from 1 team winning pretty much every thing. So boring to watch unless you're a Hamilton fan. Kind of like French football where PSG win every year.

Hamilton will never be universally recognised as the GOAT whilst his car is the only good car.
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06/12/2020 08:53:03 5 0
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Thank goodness we can see the battle in th midfield rather than schumacher era when the tv directors followed the lead car 99% of the time
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06/12/2020 17:52:12 0 0
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f1 is a competition and hamilton is competing better than everyone else. it’s not just a driving competition, it is a technical completion.
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05/12/2020 22:40:15 9 17
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Its quite clear now that the BBC is not trying to stop the trolling, they're facilitating it.

All these articles with comments suddenly because George is in the Merc but they virtually shut down comments as Lewis approached and made history getting his 7th title.
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05/12/2020 22:44:40 6 3
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Out of curiosity
Do you think the BBC are anti Hamilton?
You haven’t mentioned it much ????
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05/12/2020 22:56:53 2 0
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They don't like to be seen to sensor criticism of them, so let drivel like your post remain on the site, cluttering up a discussion with off topic spam
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05/12/2020 23:45:13 0 4
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You are delusional - or are you Lewis Hamilton in disguise!!! - You should be in bed recovering from that virus in Monaco somewhere
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05/12/2020 22:35:21 13 18
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Interesting how the comments have been shut down by the BBC in the months leading up Lewis securing the title but have now opened up on steroids with George being put in the Merc.

Seems that Lewis breaking record after record becoming the most successful driver in history is not worthy of comments but this is?

BBC are making clear who their preferred Brit is.
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05/12/2020 22:40:22 12 7
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No, it was just that Lewis's social agenda would rile the racists. Why do you think the BBC are doing a special award for Marcus Rashford and what he's done for child poverty rather than leave it to the kind of "fan" who wants to denigrate Lewis or any other ethnic minority sportsperson doing well?
Look what happens whenever an HYS is open on Serena - it's open season for the nastiest comments.
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05/12/2020 22:48:50 8 0
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Don't make the mistake of assuming Lewis' actions or agenda riles racists because that is the favourite trick of the racists., trying to blame the target of their hate when the hate comes from them.

If Lewis did nothing but drive the racists would still invent nonsense to attack him with as you can see with that debunked tax double standard that only applies to Lewis and no other driver.
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05/12/2020 22:55:28 1 11
bbc
You shouldn’t confuse criticism with racism
Marcus is a top bloke.
Lewis is untested in a “normal” car.
Serena is a spoilt primadonna
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05/12/2020 22:57:34 3 10
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There's that, and then there's his pathetic save the planet and veganism stuff.
He cannot help but appoint himself as spokesperson for all these causes.
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06/12/2020 09:16:01 0 0
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why was jolyon palmer make those prejudicial comments about hamilton’s achievements, 20 mins into fp1 then?
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05/12/2020 22:30:48 21 61
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Max would blitz Hamilton for sure.
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05/12/2020 22:40:58 19 3
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Too hot headed & inconsistent. He is not cool!
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05/12/2020 22:36:50 7 21
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Yep feel sorry for Hamilton no doubt using a public healthcare system, the type he avoids paying into.
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05/12/2020 22:41:04 0 0
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Looks like the 2 Mercedes could be closely matched.

I predict an on track incident, and Perez picks up his first win, and the available red bull seat
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05/12/2020 22:41:36 7 13
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"Do Mercedes need Hamilton now?"

No.
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06/12/2020 00:00:13 2 0
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Is that you Christian?
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05/12/2020 22:33:40 80 6
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Russell is the real deal, hope he makes it to the full Mercedes team someday but let's not ignore LeClerc dragging his Ferrari up to 4th place.
I'm a Hamilton fan but I have a soft spot for young Charles.
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05/12/2020 22:41:40 32 0
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This is a great comment. On the shorter lap it seems it has allowed a bit more driver influence.
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05/12/2020 22:39:14 110 30
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Yes, Hamilton only wins because he is in the best car that’s why Bottas has has the same number of wins as Hamilton as they have the same Mercedes set up. Oh wait.....
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05/12/2020 22:42:09 66 4
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But, Hamilton is a better racing driver than Bottas..
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05/12/2020 22:57:51 3 21
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But that does not make him the best on the track, or justify some saying he is the best of all time, just better than his understudy - what a surprise. Stick him with someone who is considered better and we have a different story, but who would has the gumption to do that.
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06/12/2020 10:05:50 1 0
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hamilton is the greatest of all time.
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05/12/2020 22:42:30 16 13
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Interesting quali for a change - could have been one of 4

Shows that Ham is the best driver.
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05/12/2020 22:42:41 10 9
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If Russell wins it will be an awkward winter / 2021 for Merc. Constant questions about why Bottas is still there, why is Russell wasting a year at Williams etc.

Merc will want to avoid all that so dont be surprised if Russell's car appears to be nerfed in the race. They'd be delighted for a boring 1-2 with Russell not putting any pressure on.
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05/12/2020 22:59:00 4 3
bbc
bottas is in the merc because he's a good, reliable second driver that wont challenge the lead driver much but who is generally there to pick up points as needed and act as a rear gunner.

people will understand why mercedes want it this way next season if perez goes to red bull as that will suddenly turn into a train wreck
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05/12/2020 23:00:48 2 4
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Merc. will not allow him to win , he will be told to give it to Bottas, to save face ..
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05/12/2020 22:27:59 16 35
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Mercedes do not need Hamilton.
Sign Russell instead and save a small fortune.
Proves Hamilton is not the best driver, he's just in the best car.
Hope Russell is in the Merc for the last race too.
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05/12/2020 22:42:49 14 2
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Brian, you either don’t get or your not bright. Hamilton is by far the best drive of this generation, Russel will win races but his not at Lewis’s level.
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05/12/2020 22:48:36 10 1
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You are wasting your time buddy.
Avid F1 fans know it’s not just down to the car. Hamilton is an amazing driver.
The risks, snapshot decision making is first class.
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05/12/2020 22:38:48 105 320
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hamilton not the best driver the cars he drives are the best not the driver give knighthood to mercedes cars proof today
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05/12/2020 22:43:28 46 5
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Goodness gracious. How bitter are you?
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05/12/2020 22:38:48 105 320
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hamilton not the best driver the cars he drives are the best not the driver give knighthood to mercedes cars proof today
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05/12/2020 22:43:52 42 4
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Open ur eyes u bitter fool
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05/12/2020 22:38:48 105 320
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hamilton not the best driver the cars he drives are the best not the driver give knighthood to mercedes cars proof today
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05/12/2020 22:44:33 42 5
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You are wrong. Listen to the other drivers, they are the experts.
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06/12/2020 02:12:26 0 14
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Formula 1 drivers talking to you, you must be somebody special
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05/12/2020 22:40:15 9 17
bbc
Its quite clear now that the BBC is not trying to stop the trolling, they're facilitating it.

All these articles with comments suddenly because George is in the Merc but they virtually shut down comments as Lewis approached and made history getting his 7th title.
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05/12/2020 22:44:40 6 3
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Out of curiosity
Do you think the BBC are anti Hamilton?
You haven’t mentioned it much ????
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05/12/2020 23:29:28 2 0
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They are anti humor. I have put some absolute peaches on here for some of the trolls. I had one about someone’s mum and a cup of horlicks that was seen as a personal attack. I stick to sarcasm is more subtle albeit the lowest form of wit.
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05/12/2020 22:38:16 8 18
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Put Russell Grant in that car and he’d qualify on the front row ??
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05/12/2020 22:44:43 2 0
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As would you Grecian!, you have a chance reckon I am off to the bookies to put a tenner on you partnering whatever Russell in 2022
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05/12/2020 22:48:09 3 0
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Please don’t
I drive a Moped
I appreciate your confidence but please don’t waste your money.
I’d much rather you have it to a charity of your choosing ??
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05/12/2020 22:39:14 110 30
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Yes, Hamilton only wins because he is in the best car that’s why Bottas has has the same number of wins as Hamilton as they have the same Mercedes set up. Oh wait.....
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05/12/2020 22:44:49 16 2
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Quite. And let's not forget that a car is only as good as it is because of driver input and development. A driver's job is not just about driving.
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05/12/2020 22:45:11 142 2
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Not a bad showing from young George, considering a) he hasn't driven the car before and b) he doesn't fit...

Here's hoping for a decent race.
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06/12/2020 09:56:38 29 11
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Totally agree, I hope he has a good race despite the fact that Hamilton haters and closet racists have adopted him and made him their new mascot in their battle to play down Lewis' record and achievements.

I don't know why but there is a certain satisfaction in making a valid comment which exposes the Hamilton haters so much that they can't challenge it and resort to comment removal.
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05/12/2020 22:34:23 13 5
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Bottas hasn’t
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05/12/2020 22:45:13 0 3
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He's just got pole
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05/12/2020 23:12:06 5 0
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Yes...Just...
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05/12/2020 22:45:27 17 22
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This weekend has shown what most people think - Hamilton in a great car is unstoppable. But a true great in a very bad car will always find a way to get close to pole position.
In my opinion, Senna and Clark could drive a mini and be close to pole - Hamilton however needs at least a good car to win.
Hamilton is good, but not in the league of a Clarke or Senna.
You clearly never saw Senna race, then. Useless if not in the best car, useless if not on pole, and crap at turning poles into wins. Had to deliberately smash others off the track to win two of his three titles. History's most dangerous F1 driver is his only true accolade.
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05/12/2020 22:56:50 3 3
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Youre obviously wrong of course, but just to obliterate whatever weak arguement you may have, the difference between cars is now huge and as much as you might like to think otherwise, if you put any driver in history in the current grid in any car that isnt the mercedes, hamilton still wins.

if you think senna is getting near pole in a current williams or haas - or even a renault etc, youre mad.
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05/12/2020 22:33:01 15 38
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He should not. All that should stop. Absolutely no need for it.
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05/12/2020 22:46:37 17 5
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When racism goes the protests will go. Until then, the movement, the noise, the anti racists will get louder and louder.
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06/12/2020 00:56:08 4 1
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NAIL ON THE HEAD!!!
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05/12/2020 22:46:41 10 20
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Nice try Benson.

It does reflect badly on Hamilton and writing that it doesn’t, doesn’t make it so.
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05/12/2020 22:53:33 10 4
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Except it doesnt, at all, in any way.

Hamilton won titles with 2 different constructors and wouldve been p1, not p2 in this qualifying, so how does it reflect badly on hamilton?
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05/12/2020 22:46:58 1 14
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My car goes faster than the others - wow, look at me!
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05/12/2020 22:47:46 45 1
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Russell if the car was fully adapted to him would be quicker, with Schumacher and Mazepin , Lando and others we could have an interesting future to view
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05/12/2020 22:56:45 29 2
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Next few years in F1 will be interesting with the youth emerging.
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05/12/2020 22:47:59 67 1
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Well done George Russell. New car to learn, new team to learn and a cockpit that's a squeeze and only .026 of a second off poll. Now bring on the race. Once again, well done Mr Russell
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06/12/2020 03:28:04 0 42
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he got a tow from Bottas
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06/12/2020 06:09:52 0 3
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0.026 of pole
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al
06/12/2020 09:45:08 0 0
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Yes he did well. But you have to wonder where Hamilton would have been on the grid? Short track, so perhaps 0.3 seconds up the road...?
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05/12/2020 22:44:43 2 0
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As would you Grecian!, you have a chance reckon I am off to the bookies to put a tenner on you partnering whatever Russell in 2022
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05/12/2020 22:48:09 3 0
bbc
Please don’t
I drive a Moped
I appreciate your confidence but please don’t waste your money.
I’d much rather you have it to a charity of your choosing ??
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05/12/2020 23:11:18 0 0
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Done!
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05/12/2020 22:48:17 7 11
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Just goes to show, my gran could drive that car and win, yawn
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05/12/2020 23:02:55 4 3
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You have no clue about anything do you. Do you even know who George is ? Did you know he's achieved everything Lewis did before he raced in f1 ? George is the same level
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05/12/2020 23:03:00 4 0
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Your gran has a super licence? How cool! Mine struggles to get to 70% of the speed limit in her Toyota Aygo
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05/12/2020 22:42:49 14 2
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Brian, you either don’t get or your not bright. Hamilton is by far the best drive of this generation, Russel will win races but his not at Lewis’s level.
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05/12/2020 22:48:36 10 1
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You are wasting your time buddy.
Avid F1 fans know it’s not just down to the car. Hamilton is an amazing driver.
The risks, snapshot decision making is first class.
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05/12/2020 22:40:22 12 7
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No, it was just that Lewis's social agenda would rile the racists. Why do you think the BBC are doing a special award for Marcus Rashford and what he's done for child poverty rather than leave it to the kind of "fan" who wants to denigrate Lewis or any other ethnic minority sportsperson doing well?
Look what happens whenever an HYS is open on Serena - it's open season for the nastiest comments.
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05/12/2020 22:48:50 8 0
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Don't make the mistake of assuming Lewis' actions or agenda riles racists because that is the favourite trick of the racists., trying to blame the target of their hate when the hate comes from them.

If Lewis did nothing but drive the racists would still invent nonsense to attack him with as you can see with that debunked tax double standard that only applies to Lewis and no other driver.
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05/12/2020 22:33:01 15 38
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He should not. All that should stop. Absolutely no need for it.
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05/12/2020 22:49:19 11 2
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Stop? Are you saying racism is not real?
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05/12/2020 22:49:20 30 28
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OMG, I’m sorry but you put an inexperienced driver in the best car and he delivers a 2nd place pole and beating the best driver on track to 3rd, how can anyone seriously think LH is where he is without Merc. Yes, his experience will no doubt make the difference at some critical moment, but that it is made all the easier when you have the best car underneath and a top team running the numbers.
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05/12/2020 22:53:29 29 4
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Russell isn't an inexperienced racer.
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05/12/2020 22:57:55 9 1
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When you say an inexperienced driver who do you mean? Surely not the guy who has driven over 6500km in an F1 Merc.
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05/12/2020 23:01:36 13 2
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Lewis Hamilton almost won a world championship in his first rookie season against teammate alonso. Remember that when you say George is not experienced enough
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05/12/2020 23:04:42 10 1
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How did Hamilton win a championship in a McClaren then?
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05/12/2020 23:30:11 11 3
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Some people are totally clueless. Of course you need a good car to win and of course if you put any top driver in the best car they'll do well. But at the top level of any sport, it's the finest of margins that dictate who is the best. And LH has proven he is the best.

You deluded haters are like Burnely football fans claiming they're better than Liverpool. Get a grip!
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05/12/2020 23:49:34 7 0
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He's not inexperienced, He was consistently better than the likes of Lando and LeClerc in lower formulas, and has outclassed all of his team mates in the F1 Williams. Mercedes know his ability and that is why he is in their driver program and was chosen over Vandorne to replace Lewis. Do keep up
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06/12/2020 00:31:33 4 1
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Do you think Merc would be where they are without Lewis?

You do realise that he is a key part of developing the car? The driver (particularly the lead driver) works with the design team, strategists and mechanics. Only the driver can give feedback. Only the driver can help find tenths of seconds, and in return the designers look at the driver and make the car fit the way they drive.
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05/12/2020 22:49:29 25 1
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Qualifying is one step for George but how will he compare to Bottas over the race length ?
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05/12/2020 22:52:52 14 1
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If they manage a race distance!
To close teammates is always a dangerous thing.
Bottas shall want to put manners on this pretender, and Russell will want to win in what may be his only opportunity
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06/12/2020 00:23:08 4 0
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Frankly, given Russell doesn't even fit in the car, it's already been a total embarrassment for Bottas. Smallest gap between teammates.

If he can stay with Bottas tomorrow, he's more than proven he should be in Bottas' seat. If he beats Bottas, I suspect Mercedes may be tempted to shift Bottas on at the end of the season, contract or not.
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05/12/2020 22:45:27 17 22
bbc
This weekend has shown what most people think - Hamilton in a great car is unstoppable. But a true great in a very bad car will always find a way to get close to pole position.
In my opinion, Senna and Clark could drive a mini and be close to pole - Hamilton however needs at least a good car to win.
Hamilton is good, but not in the league of a Clarke or Senna.
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05/12/2020 22:50:57 11 8
bbc
You clearly never saw Senna race, then. Useless if not in the best car, useless if not on pole, and crap at turning poles into wins. Had to deliberately smash others off the track to win two of his three titles. History's most dangerous F1 driver is his only true accolade.
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05/12/2020 22:58:54 5 3
bbc
Senna useless????? I think you are the one who never saw Senna race!!!
One on one, Senna would beat everyone. I saw Senna race for years and was gutted when he died. To say his greatest accolade is he is the most dangerous F1 driver is just ridiculous - you really don't have a clue. I stand by my statement - Senna would easily beat Hamilton if they had the same car.
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05/12/2020 22:24:51 15 39
bbc
Just goes to show that it's not the driver, it's the car.

Perhaps Hamilton will take note and start showing some humility for a change.
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05/12/2020 22:51:33 14 2
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Hamilton will be the most successful F1 driver for many years to come.
They’ll be talking about his greatness on all shows, he’ll get knighted, win SPOTY - and it’ll be all the sweeter with the sweaty angry anti Hamilton fans crying about it!
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05/12/2020 22:49:29 25 1
bbc
Qualifying is one step for George but how will he compare to Bottas over the race length ?
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05/12/2020 22:52:52 14 1
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If they manage a race distance!
To close teammates is always a dangerous thing.
Bottas shall want to put manners on this pretender, and Russell will want to win in what may be his only opportunity
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06/12/2020 08:37:58 2 0
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I don't think it is George's only ever opportunity, this is for Bottas to lose, he knows his seat is upfor grabs and GR is a Wolff protege so this will confirm GR true potential and future with Merc
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05/12/2020 22:53:06 19 22
bbc
No one is surprised! That car is so far ahead of the competition. Makes a mockery of Hamilton the ‘goat’!
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05/12/2020 23:00:17 19 1
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You are looking at this upside down. This is not Hamilton looking bad this is George proving what most of the informed people already know. George is Lewis's heir
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06/12/2020 08:57:48 1 0
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you will only understand when hamilton’s technical influence is absent for a few years.
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05/12/2020 22:49:20 30 28
bbc
OMG, I’m sorry but you put an inexperienced driver in the best car and he delivers a 2nd place pole and beating the best driver on track to 3rd, how can anyone seriously think LH is where he is without Merc. Yes, his experience will no doubt make the difference at some critical moment, but that it is made all the easier when you have the best car underneath and a top team running the numbers.
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05/12/2020 22:53:29 29 4
bbc
Russell isn't an inexperienced racer.
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05/12/2020 22:46:41 10 20
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Nice try Benson.

It does reflect badly on Hamilton and writing that it doesn’t, doesn’t make it so.
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05/12/2020 22:53:33 10 4
bbc
Except it doesnt, at all, in any way.

Hamilton won titles with 2 different constructors and wouldve been p1, not p2 in this qualifying, so how does it reflect badly on hamilton?
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05/12/2020 23:03:14 0 4
bbc
Everyone knows Bottas is rubbish. So Lewis out-qualifying him is not a great achievement. Russell, was thousandths from getting pole, in a car he’s never driven, which is too small for him. Russell is a good driver but he is unproven. What he’s done this weekend puts Lewis’s achievements into perspective. It’s been so easy for Lewis. He was only pushed by ROS, not a great driver, and lost to him.
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05/12/2020 22:53:35 9 4
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Of course the big unknown is how far ahead would Hamilton have been?
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05/12/2020 23:16:50 1 8
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Or far behind. I think you know that Bottas beat Hamilton 4 times in qualifying this year.
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05/12/2020 22:39:08 17 2
bbc
One word ... Vettel
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05/12/2020 22:53:36 0 1
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Won when he had the fastest car (Red Bull). Hasn't since and hasn't won a championship since. Absolutely proving the point you were trying to argue
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05/12/2020 22:33:51 12 22
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You have the fastest car you win, not really that impressive that is why Lewis wins all the while.
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05/12/2020 22:53:57 1 0
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So ,you've NEVER watched F1 then, or did you just not learn anything?
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05/12/2020 22:54:02 27 1
bbc
Wow, what could Russell do in a Mercedes that was designed and fitted for him.
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05/12/2020 23:15:44 16 46
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He will thrash Hamilton. Russell achieved so much in a couple of hours of practice. Imagine, what can he do once he is a full time Mercedes driver.
Avondale47
What a nasty load of comments. Why do you think Mercedes pay a fortune to Lewis Hamilton, for fun? or do they know more about drivers capabilities then the morons commenting on this HYS?
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The closet racists are celebrating the coming of their "Great White Hope". Its pretty spineless they way they deny who they are whilst they spout nonsense about tax but lets face it, thats what all closet racists do. Removed
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05/12/2020 23:03:31 60 33
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They see a tax dodger, you see the colour of his skin... but they're the closet racists.

They see justifiable questions regarding his character, you see someone who cannot be criticised because of the colour of his skin... but they're the closet racists.
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05/12/2020 23:03:35 48 14
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Your comment is the only racist remark on here
You actually refer to skin colour you hypocrite
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05/12/2020 23:08:52 51 4
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This HYS is not about Hamilton, it's about Russell. Give it a rest.
Everytime you post you turn another 1000 people against him - keep going!! Removed
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06/12/2020 00:18:52 11 19
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Lord Lucan, stick to your guns, truth telling .
I love it the way 'racism' gets chucked around so easily, so you are telling us Hamilton isn't privileged, because he's black and so he is oppressed, held down, not able to fulfill his potential? A myth, much like the BLM narrative?

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/11/06/michael-brown-the-founding-myth-of-black-lives-matter/
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06/12/2020 04:04:11 5 14
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Why is it that the woke always scream ‘raaacist?’ What on earth has steering a computer got to do with race?
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06/12/2020 05:10:50 6 5
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Completely agree 100 %
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06/12/2020 08:01:22 2 6
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How many more times are you going to try and make this thread about race?? You're the only one talking it! Chip on shoulder?
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06/12/2020 10:12:59 4 1
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best post so far!
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05/12/2020 22:40:22 12 7
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No, it was just that Lewis's social agenda would rile the racists. Why do you think the BBC are doing a special award for Marcus Rashford and what he's done for child poverty rather than leave it to the kind of "fan" who wants to denigrate Lewis or any other ethnic minority sportsperson doing well?
Look what happens whenever an HYS is open on Serena - it's open season for the nastiest comments.
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05/12/2020 22:55:28 1 11
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You shouldn’t confuse criticism with racism
Marcus is a top bloke.
Lewis is untested in a “normal” car.
Serena is a spoilt primadonna
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05/12/2020 23:18:58 2 0
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I don’t know Grecian, The MP4-24 was a dog of a car and dragged it to the top step...
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05/12/2020 22:55:48 2 10
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It makes a mockery of them all wearing masks. You'd think highly qualified people would know what nonesense masks are
Yes, because surgeons and Drs have all been wearing masks for fun for years. Idiot Removed
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Nik
05/12/2020 22:55:51 7 0
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Hmmm.. so is it the car or the driver? The debate carries on
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06/12/2020 00:21:29 8 2
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Nope. It’s a team sport - it’s about both with the proviso that you need to be in a great car to have a chance. Also remember 2009 Hamilton was in an average car but somehow managed some wins and ended up actually scoring more points than anyone else (many in better cars) in the second half of the season
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05/12/2020 22:56:18 116 24
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Hamilton is in the best car, yes, and in great part because he was instrumental in developing it. That's how it works. It wasn't the best car when he arrived.
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05/12/2020 23:03:18 55 163
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Yes it was -he developed nothing other than his over sized ego. Can’t wait for him to retire.
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06/12/2020 00:19:31 11 15
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Bizarre revisionism!

Hamilton moved to Mercedes at the point the hybrid era started. A completely different car to the one Schumacher had before it. It was clear from Day 1 of the hybrid era that Mercedes had the fastest engine by an absolute mile. Him and Rosberg were getting 1-2's from the outset.

Sure, he's helped develop it since, but to say he made the Mercedes fast is a complete lie.
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06/12/2020 01:36:51 8 1
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Are you sure you watch F1?
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06/12/2020 09:05:24 2 3
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Mercedes WAS along way down the development route BEFORE Hamilton arrived and took over from Schumacher. The development of the best car is down to the best scientific engineers analysis and the drivers feedback (which is only a tiny cog)
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06/12/2020 15:14:26 0 0
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That is exactly what many people don't get. That seat of the pants feedback from a driver who feels more in the car than all the tech data. Schumacher was the same a Ferrari. Probably more important than driving on race days.
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05/12/2020 22:27:28 8 27
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I couldn’t agree more, superficial, shallow and insincere individual is Hamilton
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05/12/2020 22:56:38 7 2
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My comment got removed. Was a personal comment at the person who posted. How is this unsubstantiated attack on Hamilton not breaking house rules. Has nothing to do with the article as was mine to make a point...can we remove irrelevant comments from posts like this one?
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05/12/2020 22:47:46 45 1
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Russell if the car was fully adapted to him would be quicker, with Schumacher and Mazepin , Lando and others we could have an interesting future to view
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05/12/2020 22:56:45 29 2
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Next few years in F1 will be interesting with the youth emerging.
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05/12/2020 23:33:12 1 3
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Yes it will soon be young persons, driving. The reaction times and endless dropdown menu's on the wheel will be beyond us elder, gentlemen drivers. BTW I never can get a PlayStation handset to work either. However I can handle a few pedals and a gearstick.
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05/12/2020 22:45:27 17 22
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This weekend has shown what most people think - Hamilton in a great car is unstoppable. But a true great in a very bad car will always find a way to get close to pole position.
In my opinion, Senna and Clark could drive a mini and be close to pole - Hamilton however needs at least a good car to win.
Hamilton is good, but not in the league of a Clarke or Senna.
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05/12/2020 22:56:50 3 3
bbc
Youre obviously wrong of course, but just to obliterate whatever weak arguement you may have, the difference between cars is now huge and as much as you might like to think otherwise, if you put any driver in history in the current grid in any car that isnt the mercedes, hamilton still wins.

if you think senna is getting near pole in a current williams or haas - or even a renault etc, youre mad.
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05/12/2020 22:27:17 13 22
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Isn't this what everyone says at the end of every race, but are shouted down as haters (or worst) cause their insulting Hamilton?? Or could it be that the car is just far superior to anything else so being a massive advantage??
Hamilton beat a cheating Vettel despite the Ferrari's superiority. You really should watch before commenting Removed
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05/12/2020 23:09:56 0 1
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Ferrari’s superiority - are you for real? Ferrari may have had a better engine for a few races in qualifying, but it was not a patch on the Merc in race trim over the course of the season.
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05/12/2020 22:28:04 136 28
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Armchair experts are funny - takes F1 drivers to acknowledge each other. Verstappen's maturity reflecting on Hamilton and Sainz acknowledging Russell's speed.
Armchair experts with no hope of ever driging anything beyond 75mph on the motorway however know better?
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05/12/2020 22:56:52 10 19
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How many team managers are ex F1 drivers?
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05/12/2020 23:17:17 19 1
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Team managers are not armchair experts. They are experts.

Verstappen IS an F1 driver though, in case you didn't realise.
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05/12/2020 23:35:51 7 0
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Not a team manager, but RedBulls helmet marko is an ex F1 driver. And he is a big part of the driver selection for 2 teams.
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06/12/2020 08:17:58 7 1
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No World Champion Past or Present would win a title driving a Haas or Williams - but I’m pretty sure they would in a Red Bull or Mercedes.

World Champions are so because they were driving the best cars - which they helped to build with their experience.
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05/12/2020 22:40:15 9 17
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Its quite clear now that the BBC is not trying to stop the trolling, they're facilitating it.

All these articles with comments suddenly because George is in the Merc but they virtually shut down comments as Lewis approached and made history getting his 7th title.
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05/12/2020 22:56:53 2 0
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They don't like to be seen to sensor criticism of them, so let drivel like your post remain on the site, cluttering up a discussion with off topic spam
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05/12/2020 23:03:52 5 1
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Funny how you dont have an issue with hundreds of spam posts repeating debunked nonsense about Lewis and tax. You can call my posts drivel but at least I can spell censor.
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05/12/2020 22:40:22 12 7
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No, it was just that Lewis's social agenda would rile the racists. Why do you think the BBC are doing a special award for Marcus Rashford and what he's done for child poverty rather than leave it to the kind of "fan" who wants to denigrate Lewis or any other ethnic minority sportsperson doing well?
Look what happens whenever an HYS is open on Serena - it's open season for the nastiest comments.
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05/12/2020 22:57:34 3 10
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There's that, and then there's his pathetic save the planet and veganism stuff.
He cannot help but appoint himself as spokesperson for all these causes.
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05/12/2020 23:13:20 5 1
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Here we ago again BBC another irrelevant comment from Leslie that has nothing to do with the article
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05/12/2020 23:20:00 6 2
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Oh no. Not someone using their platform to push for positive change?! How dare they!
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05/12/2020 23:40:08 3 1
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What do you stand for?
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05/12/2020 23:51:09 4 1
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What an awful person you must be, just disgusting!
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06/12/2020 00:08:18 3 1
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Making personal choices to aid environmental change & aiming for a healthier & more sustainable world is pathetic? Listen to yourself.
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05/12/2020 22:42:09 66 4
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But, Hamilton is a better racing driver than Bottas..
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05/12/2020 22:57:51 3 21
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But that does not make him the best on the track, or justify some saying he is the best of all time, just better than his understudy - what a surprise. Stick him with someone who is considered better and we have a different story, but who would has the gumption to do that.
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05/12/2020 23:00:30 19 5
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he probably is the best ever tho. pick any metric and hamilton will probably in the top few
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05/12/2020 23:02:00 17 9
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Who has more world titles than Hamilton?
Who has more poles than Hamilton?
Who has more wins than Hamilton?

I’m genuinely interested in your answer.
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06/12/2020 08:19:59 0 1
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No World Champion Past or Present would win a title driving a Haas or Williams - but I’m pretty sure they would in a Red Bull or Mercedes.

World Champions are so because they were driving the best cars - which they helped to build with their feedback
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05/12/2020 22:49:20 30 28
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OMG, I’m sorry but you put an inexperienced driver in the best car and he delivers a 2nd place pole and beating the best driver on track to 3rd, how can anyone seriously think LH is where he is without Merc. Yes, his experience will no doubt make the difference at some critical moment, but that it is made all the easier when you have the best car underneath and a top team running the numbers.
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05/12/2020 22:57:55 9 1
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When you say an inexperienced driver who do you mean? Surely not the guy who has driven over 6500km in an F1 Merc.
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05/12/2020 22:55:48 2 10
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It makes a mockery of them all wearing masks. You'd think highly qualified people would know what nonesense masks are
Yes, because surgeons and Drs have all been wearing masks for fun for years. Idiot Removed
You clearly never saw Senna race, then. Useless if not in the best car, useless if not on pole, and crap at turning poles into wins. Had to deliberately smash others off the track to win two of his three titles. History's most dangerous F1 driver is his only true accolade.
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05/12/2020 22:58:54 5 3
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Senna useless????? I think you are the one who never saw Senna race!!!
One on one, Senna would beat everyone. I saw Senna race for years and was gutted when he died. To say his greatest accolade is he is the most dangerous F1 driver is just ridiculous - you really don't have a clue. I stand by my statement - Senna would easily beat Hamilton if they had the same car.
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05/12/2020 23:08:50 3 3
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Agreed
Any track
Any conditions
Any time
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05/12/2020 22:42:41 10 9
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If Russell wins it will be an awkward winter / 2021 for Merc. Constant questions about why Bottas is still there, why is Russell wasting a year at Williams etc.

Merc will want to avoid all that so dont be surprised if Russell's car appears to be nerfed in the race. They'd be delighted for a boring 1-2 with Russell not putting any pressure on.
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05/12/2020 22:59:00 4 3
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bottas is in the merc because he's a good, reliable second driver that wont challenge the lead driver much but who is generally there to pick up points as needed and act as a rear gunner.

people will understand why mercedes want it this way next season if perez goes to red bull as that will suddenly turn into a train wreck
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05/12/2020 22:39:08 17 2
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One word ... Vettel
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05/12/2020 22:59:45 1 5
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Vettel won 4 championships in the fastest car. Actually kind of proves his point. As it's clear Vettel was not the best driver on the grid during those periods.

I am convinced Max would beat Hamilton in same car. And i think LeClerc most likely can as well. Lets be honest, Rosberg got the best of Hamilton one season and he was nothing special.
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06/12/2020 07:06:57 5 0
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Vettel had the fastest car in '18/'19 but did not win! F1 is a team sport, when will people realise this? You need a fast car, fast driver, good strategists, pit crew and reliability. Any break in that chain and a team will not consistently win.
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05/12/2020 23:00:07 26 15
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What needs to be remembered here is that George Russell is in a car that doesn't 'fit' him. He is driving a car that is too small for him in terms of size. To do what he has done is fantastic. What all the Hamilton fans need get their head around is that if George was properly fitted into the car, and had a couple of weeks to learn the car he would drive as well as Lewis, and better than VB
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06/12/2020 00:06:52 16 8
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"and had a couple of weeks to learn the car he would drive as well as Lewis, and better than VB"

You know better than the Mercedes team? There's a reason why Hamilton's the most sought after driver - he's the best on the grid and the best of all time.
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06/12/2020 00:16:24 1 2
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Why exactly do they need to understand your hypothetical comment? You know it nonsense, they know it’s nonsense, and they know no one yet on the grid has shown they can compete with Lewis week in week out - until then it’s all in your head because you want nothing more than to put down the champ who just keeps getting better and better when you wish he would just retire; grow up kid
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05/12/2020 22:53:06 19 22
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No one is surprised! That car is so far ahead of the competition. Makes a mockery of Hamilton the ‘goat’!
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05/12/2020 23:00:17 19 1
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You are looking at this upside down. This is not Hamilton looking bad this is George proving what most of the informed people already know. George is Lewis's heir
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05/12/2020 23:47:17 1 0
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This!
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05/12/2020 22:57:51 3 21
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But that does not make him the best on the track, or justify some saying he is the best of all time, just better than his understudy - what a surprise. Stick him with someone who is considered better and we have a different story, but who would has the gumption to do that.
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05/12/2020 23:00:30 19 5
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he probably is the best ever tho. pick any metric and hamilton will probably in the top few