Verstappen clinches Abu Dhabi pole
12/12/2020 | sport | f1 | 623
Red Bull's Max Verstappen takes a shock pole position at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Ooohh! Nasty little black chav in the best car beaten! Proves he never was any good. Now he's finished.

Just saving the Hamilton haters some effort.

Well done, Max; let's see if you can really start shining.
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12/12/2020 14:12:35 175 22
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Lewis looking a little out of sorts, which isn’t surprising after a week of illness.
MB should have told him to rest up and let Russell have the car for this weekend
Kind of true, but hard to deny him a crack at the last race in a season like this.
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12/12/2020 15:11:08 15 22
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W H A T and ruin his credibility even more? KEEP RUSSELL OUT OF THE MERC
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12/12/2020 15:22:16 21 3
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I agree, but there is another option. They should have put Bottas in the Williams instead!
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12/12/2020 16:18:23 6 7
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He could still beat this lot steering with his feet.
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12/12/2020 17:12:51 6 1
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Yes Lewis does not look 100% energized. Great lap from Max, good to see Bottas coming back strong. Should be a good race for 2ND in the championship with Lewis tracking and hopefully picking up any opportunities that come his way
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12/12/2020 17:16:03 4 2
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Absolutely correct. Even if it was to compensate Russell for their lack of performance.
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12/12/2020 17:20:15 7 2
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Totally agree it should have been Russells car this weekend LH has absolutely nothing to prove.
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12/12/2020 19:54:23 4 2
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Seems like LH has said he is not 100% fit and still had problems with his lungs, he shouldn't be racing then, MB shouldn't have aloud him to race and the F1 medical people shouldn't allow him to race. There is a possibility he could be a bit of a liability on the track just hope he gets through it ok
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12/12/2020 20:42:08 7 0
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Not in his nature to let some new kid drive his car, he’s a 7x WC and isn’t about to let someone else be the news
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12/12/2020 21:56:28 5 2
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More like terrified that he will be shown up for what he is
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13/12/2020 08:02:03 2 0
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LH hedging his bets just in case he doesn’t win..... very good “excuse”. If he’s not 100% he shouldn’t be in the car. If the truth be known he was hell bent not to let Russell drive his car again and win the race! It would have seriously dented his “GOAT” status.
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13/12/2020 11:09:27 0 0
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If Lewis wasn't full fit he shouldn't have come back. He's already WDC - be kind and give Russell another drive. And it stands now we have Russel out performing Botas last week, and Botas outperforming Lewis this weekend, so Russell is better than Lewis ?
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12/12/2020 14:13:44 10 17
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Verstappen only has pole because he is in the fastest car.
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12/12/2020 14:18:16 1 1
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So a slightly different procession this week.
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12/12/2020 14:18:31 2 0
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Very unfair.
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pp
12/12/2020 14:20:10 3 1
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Why wasnt Albon second then?
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jh
12/12/2020 15:38:42 4 0
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This is obviously a tongue in cheek acerbic jibe at all those people who say the same about Hamilton. I'm not sure absolutely everyone got the joke, though....
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12/12/2020 14:14:41 18 26
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Yesssss best driver on the circuit beat the mercs in the dry in a slower car and now we wait for all the excuses from the hamster people... he had covid, tyres too cold... global warming... was past his bed time...
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12/12/2020 14:18:26 23 12
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The best driver on the circuit is in the Mercedes. Verstappen has the capacity to be the best but he certainly isn’t yet. Still got a lot of work to do
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Ben
12/12/2020 14:32:49 8 4
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Max - Best Driver? Let's see - he's good for sure, and has finally managed a pole position in the final race of the year. It's a shame that his hunger for success is not matched by a consistent ability to perform (or a similar resistance to crashing out). An occasional 'on it' day does not make him the best though, any more than an occasional 'off it' day undermines the actual top performers.
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CJR
12/12/2020 14:56:16 3 4
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Such a immature comment, think it’s way past your bedtime
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12/12/2020 17:23:22 0 0
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Until he wins the race, it won't matter
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12/12/2020 14:12:35 175 22
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Lewis looking a little out of sorts, which isn’t surprising after a week of illness.
MB should have told him to rest up and let Russell have the car for this weekend
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12/12/2020 14:16:00 42 27
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Kind of true, but hard to deny him a crack at the last race in a season like this.
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12/12/2020 23:18:30 5 1
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And, if his lack of full fitness causes him to make a simple error of judgement - that will be OK with you?
Even if it results in a serious, and completely unavoidable, accident resulting in injury (or worse) to another driver?
Things that make you go 'Hmmmmm - NO'
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12/12/2020 14:16:15 2 10
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Verstappen= MEH!
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pp
12/12/2020 14:17:31 7 7
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Lol but still less MEH than Hamilton ;)
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12/12/2020 14:16:38 26 4
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If only Red Bull could have their sorted out for the START of a season rather than the end . Max showing what he is capable of when he can match Mercedes . Good response from Bottas so far after last week . An all British second row -well done Lando surely one of his most impressive performance since those first few rounds of the season . Vettels season has just been
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12/12/2020 15:34:11 52 1
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Red Bull do this every season. Mercedes build up a lead in the championship, then wind down development on their car to focus on next year's car.

Red Bull meanwhile start slow because they spent the tail end of last season focusing on last season's car, so are playing catch-up all season. By the time they catch up to Merc, the titles have already been lost.

Then next year, Merc are ahead again.
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12/12/2020 15:54:10 3 0
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Remember Toto Wolff said Merc stopped working on their car about 6 weeks ago and concentrate on 2021.Hence why RB have steadily closed.
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12/12/2020 17:25:34 1 0
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Vettel? Is he still driving cars? For Uber?
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12/12/2020 23:59:45 0 0
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Can you insert the word blank next time so I don’t need to read your post three times ????
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12/12/2020 14:16:54 79 15
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Well done verstappen. Well deserved
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12/12/2020 15:34:19 19 24
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He should win tomorrow. Its a long overdue win.
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13/12/2020 00:01:19 3 0
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Lewis and Merc having devoured a feast of winning have left the scraps to a grateful Max.

Merc stopped developing this car months ago so its about time the others caught up.

Having said that, Max did a brilliant job today and deserves his well earned pole but barring the Mercs taking themselves out I can't see Max holding them off for the entire race.
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12/12/2020 14:17:14 150 26
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It makes a change but so what? The Mercedes pit team will rediscover how to put on correct tyres, Hamilton romps to a win while telling us how hard it was and Bottas fails again.
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12/12/2020 16:40:44 64 108
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Absolutely.. Lewis will easily win tomorrow simply because he is the greatest. What a time to be alive and witness this true sporting phenomenon. GOAT... 7 WDC's and counting.
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12/12/2020 17:08:46 25 9
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I obviously has to be a combination of car and driver.

Hamilton consistently beats Botas. And sometimes he has even crossed the line on three wheels.

Hamilton is superb by any reasonable measurable standard.

Let's just agree that Fangio, Clark, Senna, Schumacher, Hamilton etc. represent the greatest drivers of F1.
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12/12/2020 14:16:15 2 10
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Verstappen= MEH!
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pp
12/12/2020 14:17:31 7 7
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Lol but still less MEH than Hamilton ;)
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12/12/2020 14:13:44 10 17
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Verstappen only has pole because he is in the fastest car.
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12/12/2020 14:18:16 1 1
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So a slightly different procession this week.
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12/12/2020 14:14:41 18 26
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Yesssss best driver on the circuit beat the mercs in the dry in a slower car and now we wait for all the excuses from the hamster people... he had covid, tyres too cold... global warming... was past his bed time...
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12/12/2020 14:18:26 23 12
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The best driver on the circuit is in the Mercedes. Verstappen has the capacity to be the best but he certainly isn’t yet. Still got a lot of work to do
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12/12/2020 14:13:44 10 17
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Verstappen only has pole because he is in the fastest car.
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12/12/2020 14:18:31 2 0
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Very unfair.
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12/12/2020 14:18:49 2 4
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If only Red Bull could have their sorted out for the START of a season rather than the end . Max showing what he is capable of when he can match Mercedes . Good response from Bottas so far after last week . An all British second row -well done Lando surely one of his most impressive performance since those first few rounds of the season . Vettel's season has just been sad to watch.
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12/12/2020 15:20:27 5 2
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“Max showing what he is capable of when he can match Mercedes”

What does that even mean ?

Pity that he has only “been capable of matching Mercedes” this weekend out of the whole season which indicates exactly what he is capable of.
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12/12/2020 14:19:06 0 4
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Now we'll see what he's made of.
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CJR
12/12/2020 14:53:39 8 3
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We have seen that since 2007 ,
Ooohh! Nasty little black chav in the best car beaten! Proves he never was any good. Now he's finished.

Just saving the Hamilton haters some effort.

Well done, Max; let's see if you can really start shining.
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12/12/2020 14:19:39 6 14
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Soooo last week we had people on here stating bottas should be replaced with Russell because Russell out qualified Bottas...yet we have Bottas out qualifying Hamilton. Hmmmm.
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12/12/2020 14:24:40 13 7
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Hamilton who is recovering from an illness and stated after fp1 that he was struggling with the car because it isn’t set up how he likes it? That Hamilton you mean?
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12/12/2020 14:27:42 4 3
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Stupid comment. Hmmm.
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12/12/2020 14:33:32 1 1
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Bottas was on pole last week !!!!!
Russell was outqualified by Bottas.

However Russell was close being in an unfamiliar car and lookes better in the race.

So your point is ?????
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12/12/2020 15:14:32 4 0
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Great race by Russell but did he out qualify Bottas last week? I must have been watching a different qualifying.
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12/12/2020 14:13:44 10 17
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Verstappen only has pole because he is in the fastest car.
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pp
12/12/2020 14:20:10 3 1
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Why wasnt Albon second then?
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12/12/2020 14:22:51 7 2
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Whereas I completely disagree with the original comment about it being the best car, it’s a well publicised fact that the Red Bull team have tailored the car to Verstappen, not Albon. Horner himself has gone on record saying that other drivers can’t drive the car the way he does. It’s absolutely Red Bull’s biggest failing of the last two seasons
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12/12/2020 14:20:10 3 1
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Why wasnt Albon second then?
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12/12/2020 14:22:51 7 2
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Whereas I completely disagree with the original comment about it being the best car, it’s a well publicised fact that the Red Bull team have tailored the car to Verstappen, not Albon. Horner himself has gone on record saying that other drivers can’t drive the car the way he does. It’s absolutely Red Bull’s biggest failing of the last two seasons
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12/12/2020 14:28:11 5 2
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Not really. Alonso and Hamilton are two examples of drivers who've had to modify their racing style to suit the car and have done so with no effect on lap times or performance. Russell too did this in a single weekend last week. Incidentally, the Red bull certainly wasn't Verstappens when he was up against Ricciardo and he still beat him.

Good drivers can and always do adapt to the car.
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12/12/2020 14:23:20 126 25
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Say what you like about him, but there's no denying Max Verstappen is a stunningly fast driver. The Red Bull is nowhere near as fast as the Mercedes (when driven properly, like how Hamilton and Russell drive it) but he's been up there all season. Just a brilliant performance.

If he holds it together he can get 2nd in the WDC tomorrow. An unreal feat given the difference in car compared to Bottas.
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12/12/2020 15:14:32 30 13
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Indeed.. I suspect the Mercs will be better in race pace tomorrow though.. unfortunately.
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12/12/2020 15:41:33 6 2
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Doesn't actually mean anything. Lewis and MERC have won the championships. Nothing to play for.
Its an equivalent of say Leicester beating Liverpool when the premiership has already been won. Too little too late.
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12/12/2020 15:46:46 8 3
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He is a fast driver and he's done a great job this year however the only reason Red Bull are closer to Mercedes now is because by their own admission Mercedes stopped developing this car months ago while Red Bull continued development.
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12/12/2020 16:29:32 5 4
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Max is fast and being the young man, getting faster, Lewis Is fast and past his best, but still faster than most of the grid, and set himself apart with racecraft, consistent performance in all conditions and tyre management.
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12/12/2020 19:26:18 3 3
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There’s nothing wrong with the RB. Their aero package is superior but balanced by Merc’s motor. The trouble is Max is inconsistent and inpatient. He needs to learn to manage his tyres better and be calmer and choose his moment.
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12/12/2020 23:20:54 2 0
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Fantastic driver and will only get better as he matures just like Lewis has.

Bottas proves the point that it is not always just the car and you need to be able to bring it home all the time in every condition.

There are drivers and there are champions
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13/12/2020 09:22:43 0 0
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We are told repeatedly by pundits with links to Red Bull how superb is Verstappen but is he really all that good? He has a short fuse, crashes more often than he should and makes lots of mistakes when pushing on.

We didn't see any of this last weekend from Russell who was under enormous pressure to perform in his one outing in an unfamiliar top car. Yet, they are the same age. Raises real doubts
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12/12/2020 14:19:39 6 14
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Soooo last week we had people on here stating bottas should be replaced with Russell because Russell out qualified Bottas...yet we have Bottas out qualifying Hamilton. Hmmmm.
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12/12/2020 14:24:40 13 7
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Hamilton who is recovering from an illness and stated after fp1 that he was struggling with the car because it isn’t set up how he likes it? That Hamilton you mean?
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12/12/2020 14:33:53 3 4
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the Russell that hadn't driven the car before, that was set up for another driver, who couldn't fit in the car and had to race in boots too small for him....that Russell I mean.
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12/12/2020 14:26:03 18 24
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Sorry BBC The race did not slip from George Russell it was ripped from him by Mercedes as he was had blown the mythical propaganda about Lewis Hamilton. Shame on you Coulthard, do you need the job that bad.
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12/12/2020 15:10:22 5 3
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Right on!
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12/12/2020 15:21:01 1 3
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Well said
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12/12/2020 14:26:06 8 11
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Albon........closest to verstappen in qualifying today yet ends up 5th still. Bye Albon....I'd like to say it's been fun, but it truly hasn't and you've robbed better drivers of a decent seat over the last 18 months or so.
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12/12/2020 14:32:33 6 5
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That just shows that you know nothing about F1 or the Red Bull car
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12/12/2020 14:26:22 41 23
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Well done Max , hoping you can convert that into a WIN!!!
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12/12/2020 14:26:29 3 10
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Despite all the poles Hamilton is not as fast over a single lap as he once was - and hasn't been for some time IMO. Still has awesome race pace however.
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12/12/2020 15:06:21 7 5
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10 poles this season! Facts say you are wrong
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12/12/2020 15:50:55 0 1
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I said DESPITE ALL THE POLES - noone is ignoring facts. All I'm saing is that IMO Hamilton may have lost a yard over the years. That's not to say his best isn't good enough anymore because - as you are so both keen to point out - THE FACTS clearly show that it is.
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12/12/2020 14:19:39 6 14
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Soooo last week we had people on here stating bottas should be replaced with Russell because Russell out qualified Bottas...yet we have Bottas out qualifying Hamilton. Hmmmm.
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12/12/2020 14:27:42 4 3
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Stupid comment. Hmmm.
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12/12/2020 14:22:51 7 2
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Whereas I completely disagree with the original comment about it being the best car, it’s a well publicised fact that the Red Bull team have tailored the car to Verstappen, not Albon. Horner himself has gone on record saying that other drivers can’t drive the car the way he does. It’s absolutely Red Bull’s biggest failing of the last two seasons
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12/12/2020 14:28:11 5 2
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Not really. Alonso and Hamilton are two examples of drivers who've had to modify their racing style to suit the car and have done so with no effect on lap times or performance. Russell too did this in a single weekend last week. Incidentally, the Red bull certainly wasn't Verstappens when he was up against Ricciardo and he still beat him.

Good drivers can and always do adapt to the car.
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12/12/2020 14:33:43 14 1
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Yet in another comment, now removed, you called him a little black chav? Pot, kettle...
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12/12/2020 14:36:33 14 2
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Can you point me out a racist comment on here so far then, because if there are any..then report them. I think what you actually mean is you don't like some of the posts because they don't agree with your perception of hamilton and you are like most, using the race card against them. That's nearer the truth isn't it?
Hamilton is the racist, he only cares about black people. Doesn’t care about the Arab people facing awful repression in Bahrain. Ordinarily people and doctors beaten up and imprisoned. Only caring about your own race is racism. Removed
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12/12/2020 15:29:46 5 0
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I imagine most don't like it because it's not true. Many people may not like his celebrity persona or resent his success so perhaps you need to be a bit more objective yourself. For myself, I'm thrilled to see some diversity in F1, very glad to see a black driver do well, think Hamilton is a class act but I've never really warmed to him. Racist? Not at all.
False allegations of racism - reported. Message to all users, click on the three dots and click report to abusive messages such as the one at the top of this thread Removed
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12/12/2020 14:26:06 8 11
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Albon........closest to verstappen in qualifying today yet ends up 5th still. Bye Albon....I'd like to say it's been fun, but it truly hasn't and you've robbed better drivers of a decent seat over the last 18 months or so.
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12/12/2020 14:32:33 6 5
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That just shows that you know nothing about F1 or the Red Bull car
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12/12/2020 14:47:05 3 0
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Really? Ho ho
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12/12/2020 14:47:52 5 2
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So you'd rather have Albon in the seat than Perez? Pfft. I'd look at your comment and take note of it yourself
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12/12/2020 14:14:41 18 26
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Yesssss best driver on the circuit beat the mercs in the dry in a slower car and now we wait for all the excuses from the hamster people... he had covid, tyres too cold... global warming... was past his bed time...
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Ben
12/12/2020 14:32:49 8 4
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Max - Best Driver? Let's see - he's good for sure, and has finally managed a pole position in the final race of the year. It's a shame that his hunger for success is not matched by a consistent ability to perform (or a similar resistance to crashing out). An occasional 'on it' day does not make him the best though, any more than an occasional 'off it' day undermines the actual top performers.
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12/12/2020 14:19:39 6 14
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Soooo last week we had people on here stating bottas should be replaced with Russell because Russell out qualified Bottas...yet we have Bottas out qualifying Hamilton. Hmmmm.
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12/12/2020 14:33:32 1 1
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Bottas was on pole last week !!!!!
Russell was outqualified by Bottas.

However Russell was close being in an unfamiliar car and lookes better in the race.

So your point is ?????
Oh dear. Hamilton haters still don't like being called ignorant little racists. Shame when it's so clearly true. Removed
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12/12/2020 14:33:43 14 1
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Yet in another comment, now removed, you called him a little black chav? Pot, kettle...
No, you complete imbecile, I pointed out that I was doing that to save the morons some time. Perhaps you need to learn to read whole sentences? Removed
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12/12/2020 14:24:40 13 7
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Hamilton who is recovering from an illness and stated after fp1 that he was struggling with the car because it isn’t set up how he likes it? That Hamilton you mean?
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12/12/2020 14:33:53 3 4
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the Russell that hadn't driven the car before, that was set up for another driver, who couldn't fit in the car and had to race in boots too small for him....that Russell I mean.
Oh dear. Hamilton haters still don't like being called ignorant little racists. Shame when it's so clearly true. Removed
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12/12/2020 14:36:33 14 2
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Can you point me out a racist comment on here so far then, because if there are any..then report them. I think what you actually mean is you don't like some of the posts because they don't agree with your perception of hamilton and you are like most, using the race card against them. That's nearer the truth isn't it?
Good god, are the super thickies all out today- I wrote that to save them the time, so we might get some real discussion on a great performance by Mad Max and how Hamilton has a real fight on his hands to show up really well tomorrow for whatever reason, whether he is really ill, or Max and RB have really stepped it up. Removed
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12/12/2020 14:33:43 14 1
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Yet in another comment, now removed, you called him a little black chav? Pot, kettle...
No, you complete imbecile, I pointed out that I was doing that to save the morons some time. Perhaps you need to learn to read whole sentences? Removed
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12/12/2020 14:41:31 1 3
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Makes one wonder why it got removed then doesn’t it? You clearly weren’t doing that and your disgusting post above makes it clear to all what kind of person you are.
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12/12/2020 14:43:20 1 2
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Referring to someone as an imbecile?
Reported.
No, you complete imbecile, I pointed out that I was doing that to save the morons some time. Perhaps you need to learn to read whole sentences? Removed
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12/12/2020 14:41:31 1 3
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Makes one wonder why it got removed then doesn’t it? You clearly weren’t doing that and your disgusting post above makes it clear to all what kind of person you are.
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12/12/2020 17:35:32 0 0
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It got removed because someone couldn't tell that he was being sarcastic and is in fact pro Hamilton.
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12/12/2020 14:36:33 14 2
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Can you point me out a racist comment on here so far then, because if there are any..then report them. I think what you actually mean is you don't like some of the posts because they don't agree with your perception of hamilton and you are like most, using the race card against them. That's nearer the truth isn't it?
Good god, are the super thickies all out today- I wrote that to save them the time, so we might get some real discussion on a great performance by Mad Max and how Hamilton has a real fight on his hands to show up really well tomorrow for whatever reason, whether he is really ill, or Max and RB have really stepped it up. Removed
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12/12/2020 14:42:04 7 16
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hamilton obviously still recovering. fully fit, no doubt he would be half a second quicker. but oh well petulant verstappen can have one day in the limelight..
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12/12/2020 15:08:56 9 10
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Obviously Russel is fast enough in Merc. The only reason for petulant hamilton to come back for the last race.
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12/12/2020 14:42:20 5 23
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Hamilton could have taken pole by a full second if he wanted to. Now that the championship is won, he is sandbagging just to give the other drivers a chance and make it interesting for himself starting further back.
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12/12/2020 15:22:28 3 1
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You have absolutely no idea what Hamilton could have done nor, indeed, why he is third on the grid so stop making stuff up. It's tiresome and just as biased and pointless as the people on the other side of the Hamilton argument talking rubbish. Grow up!
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12/12/2020 15:36:45 0 1
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Shut up troll
No, you complete imbecile, I pointed out that I was doing that to save the morons some time. Perhaps you need to learn to read whole sentences? Removed
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12/12/2020 14:43:20 1 2
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Referring to someone as an imbecile?
Reported.
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Zac
12/12/2020 14:43:44 7 8
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But, the Mercedes is the fastest car out there.
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CJR
12/12/2020 14:51:53 6 9
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How little you seen to understand F1
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tim
12/12/2020 15:42:58 1 0
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Yes, they have three fastest car.

That means they can choose from pretty much any driver in the field.

And guess what - they always choose Lewis Hamilton because they know what he brings to the team in terms of speed, consistency and car development.
They could get almost any driver they like and save themselves 30 million, but they choose Lewis every time.
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12/12/2020 14:45:19 5 18
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Ah not to worry. Crashtappen will live up to his reputation.
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12/12/2020 14:48:49 15 15
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Anyone who still refers to verstappen as crashtappen, is either 10 years old or trying to look cool. Either way, it's worth a down vote just for its usage.
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12/12/2020 15:05:11 0 0
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What reputation is that? Driving others off track like LeClerc, Hamilton etc.?
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12/12/2020 14:32:33 6 5
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That just shows that you know nothing about F1 or the Red Bull car
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12/12/2020 14:47:05 3 0
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Really? Ho ho
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12/12/2020 14:32:33 6 5
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That just shows that you know nothing about F1 or the Red Bull car
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12/12/2020 14:47:52 5 2
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So you'd rather have Albon in the seat than Perez? Pfft. I'd look at your comment and take note of it yourself
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12/12/2020 19:23:47 0 0
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Verstappen would
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12/12/2020 14:45:19 5 18
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Ah not to worry. Crashtappen will live up to his reputation.
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12/12/2020 14:48:49 15 15
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Anyone who still refers to verstappen as crashtappen, is either 10 years old or trying to look cool. Either way, it's worth a down vote just for its usage.
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12/12/2020 14:52:49 2 3
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Wow. Where you live must be well short of banter in the world. Either that or you are so stuck up yourself you're positively Victorian.
How many times has Max crashed during a race this year compared to say.... Hamilton? He's a fast driver, yes. Unpredictable, yes. Dangerous, yes.
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12/12/2020 14:48:57 3 4
bbc
RTL might be gone from next year for FTA coverage but ORF and SERVUS TV of Austria will take over ! Just hope they show less adverts than RTL during the race ...
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12/12/2020 14:54:29 0 1
bbc
What satellite are they broadcasting from 19e ? Will it be fta ??
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Zac
12/12/2020 14:43:44 7 8
bbc
But, the Mercedes is the fastest car out there.
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CJR
12/12/2020 14:51:53 6 9
bbc
How little you seen to understand F1
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12/12/2020 15:28:54 0 3
bbc
Exactly, Bottas and Lewis are simply faster than everyone else. Russell only did well last race because he has been learning how to drive properly from Lewis.... but sadly has just forgotten it all again this weekend. :(
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12/12/2020 14:48:49 15 15
bbc
Anyone who still refers to verstappen as crashtappen, is either 10 years old or trying to look cool. Either way, it's worth a down vote just for its usage.
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12/12/2020 14:52:49 2 3
bbc
Wow. Where you live must be well short of banter in the world. Either that or you are so stuck up yourself you're positively Victorian.
How many times has Max crashed during a race this year compared to say.... Hamilton? He's a fast driver, yes. Unpredictable, yes. Dangerous, yes.
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12/12/2020 14:58:19 1 2
bbc
Do you refer to hamilton as hammy as well?
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12/12/2020 14:53:11 60 54
bbc
Obviously Lewis Hamilton still ain’t recovered from covid but didnt want George Russel in the car as it just showed last week that most drivers on the grid will win in that car given the chance and it would be too damaging for his legacy if he done it again!
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CJR
12/12/2020 14:57:32 37 43
bbc
Immature comment to say the least
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12/12/2020 15:05:51 14 13
bbc
Hamilton's legacy is now forever damaged. Russell qualified 2nd last week and 18th today says it all.
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12/12/2020 15:13:48 9 11
bbc
You've made a very common but inexcusable mistake, all that happend last week was George proved that he is an extremely talented driver. But if you keep watching you will effentually learn your error.
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12/12/2020 15:15:31 12 13
bbc
Agreed - last week's race was an embarrassment for both Mercedes and Hamilton. I wouldn't be at all suprised if it turns out Toto Wolff pulled the plug on Russell, and the 'slow puncture' was just a fabrication...
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tim
12/12/2020 15:18:57 12 5
bbc
If you think 7 WDCs are damaged by one race weekend, you're kidding yourself
Lewis didn't destroy Fernando's legacy when he came into McLaren as a total F1 rookie and beat him over a full season.
George (experienced F1 driver) showed he is an excellent prospect for the future, but he hasn't had the opportunity to show consistency or car development skills and he hasn't raced against Lewis yet.
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Moz
12/12/2020 15:29:47 12 11
bbc
Anyone who says "It's just the car" literally has no clue about the sport.
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12/12/2020 15:45:53 3 2
bbc
So how come Russell came 8th last weekend in the fastest car? Lol
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12/12/2020 16:03:56 6 0
bbc
So how come Bottas and Rosberg, except for one season when Hamilton was plagued with reliability issues, continually failed to beat Hamilton,

Yes Hamilton may be in the car that was a lot of the time, not all the time, one of the 2 best cars on the grid. But there might be a reason for that, Mercedes want the best driver in their car.

Vettel and Schumacher won in the best cars as well!
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12/12/2020 14:19:06 0 4
bbc
Now we'll see what he's made of.
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CJR
12/12/2020 14:53:39 8 3
bbc
We have seen that since 2007 ,
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12/12/2020 14:48:57 3 4
bbc
RTL might be gone from next year for FTA coverage but ORF and SERVUS TV of Austria will take over ! Just hope they show less adverts than RTL during the race ...
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12/12/2020 14:54:29 0 1
bbc
What satellite are they broadcasting from 19e ? Will it be fta ??
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12/12/2020 16:31:52 0 0
bbc
Yes, Astra 19E . I just use a standard dish but put a motor on it. Can't understand why people voted my comment down. Who wants to pay Sky £££ a month to watch live ?
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pp
12/12/2020 14:14:41 18 26
bbc
Yesssss best driver on the circuit beat the mercs in the dry in a slower car and now we wait for all the excuses from the hamster people... he had covid, tyres too cold... global warming... was past his bed time...
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CJR
12/12/2020 14:56:16 3 4
bbc
Such a immature comment, think it’s way past your bedtime
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12/12/2020 14:53:11 60 54
bbc
Obviously Lewis Hamilton still ain’t recovered from covid but didnt want George Russel in the car as it just showed last week that most drivers on the grid will win in that car given the chance and it would be too damaging for his legacy if he done it again!
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CJR
12/12/2020 14:57:32 37 43
bbc
Immature comment to say the least
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12/12/2020 15:07:12 14 6
bbc
I think it's spot on
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12/12/2020 14:52:49 2 3
bbc
Wow. Where you live must be well short of banter in the world. Either that or you are so stuck up yourself you're positively Victorian.
How many times has Max crashed during a race this year compared to say.... Hamilton? He's a fast driver, yes. Unpredictable, yes. Dangerous, yes.
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12/12/2020 14:58:19 1 2
bbc
Do you refer to hamilton as hammy as well?
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12/12/2020 15:02:36 1 1
bbc
Hammy, Norro, Sainzy, Ricky. Should i go on? Nicknames and shortened names are a fact of life (in the real world).
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RB
12/12/2020 14:59:14 4 4
bbc
Max just needs a clean getaway at the start in the lead, would be a major boost for the team if he can win
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12/12/2020 14:58:19 1 2
bbc
Do you refer to hamilton as hammy as well?
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12/12/2020 15:02:36 1 1
bbc
Hammy, Norro, Sainzy, Ricky. Should i go on? Nicknames and shortened names are a fact of life (in the real world).
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12/12/2020 18:36:03 0 0
bbc
No don't go on...it's like the ramblings of a pre-pubescent teen....trying to appear 'cool' in some way in front of his mates by using slang and first names for people they idolise.
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12/12/2020 15:04:36 9 12
bbc
Haha CRASHSTAPPEN HA HAHA
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12/12/2020 15:12:54 7 8
bbc
Yeah crashed all by himself last week!
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12/12/2020 14:45:19 5 18
bbc
Ah not to worry. Crashtappen will live up to his reputation.
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12/12/2020 15:05:11 0 0
bbc
What reputation is that? Driving others off track like LeClerc, Hamilton etc.?
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12/12/2020 15:14:11 1 2
bbc
Hamilton has a rep for driving others off the track? Maybe once or twice in the last 8 seasons? Rosberg was far worse than Hamilton. Kvyat and Grosjean are/were even worse. The fact is there are far more incidences involving crashtappen (and his potty mouth) than there are drivers like Hamilton
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12/12/2020 14:53:11 60 54
bbc
Obviously Lewis Hamilton still ain’t recovered from covid but didnt want George Russel in the car as it just showed last week that most drivers on the grid will win in that car given the chance and it would be too damaging for his legacy if he done it again!
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12/12/2020 15:05:51 14 13
bbc
Hamilton's legacy is now forever damaged. Russell qualified 2nd last week and 18th today says it all.
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12/12/2020 15:15:36 14 10
bbc
Think we will listen to the experts (like Alonso) not a little troll (like you) on here!

Hamilton’s legacy is not damaged by having an equally quick driver taking his seat for one week! Even Alonso has said Russell is the best junior on the grid ahead of Max!!
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JC
12/12/2020 16:00:20 6 0
bbc
Russell with consistency will find himself a better drive and move up the grid. Hamilton may have the best car today, but he earned it during his mclaren years extracting extra performance out of dogs of cars. Hopefully Russel’s time will come, although I also ope mclaren and ferrari can come on again to close up the field.
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12/12/2020 14:26:29 3 10
bbc
Despite all the poles Hamilton is not as fast over a single lap as he once was - and hasn't been for some time IMO. Still has awesome race pace however.
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12/12/2020 15:06:21 7 5
bbc
10 poles this season! Facts say you are wrong
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12/12/2020 15:09:55 3 3
bbc
Shhhhhhssh. Don't let facts get in the way of a good story ;) lol
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Gav
12/12/2020 15:46:50 4 1
bbc
Doesn't need to be as fast as he once was, only needs to be faster than everyone else. Which he is more times than not
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CJR
12/12/2020 14:57:32 37 43
bbc
Immature comment to say the least
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12/12/2020 15:07:12 14 6
bbc
I think it's spot on
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CJR
12/12/2020 15:14:22 4 8
bbc
How little you seen to understand F1
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12/12/2020 15:16:50 10 5
bbc
Well you are also a troll then.

Hamilton got a negative test and came back like stroll and Perez earlier this season. So conspiracy crap like this is unfounded
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12/12/2020 15:08:23 6 24
bbc
This is Lewis's race to win how he pleases, he is simply the greatest of all time and has zero competition. He could have taken pole by a second or more if he had wanted to and Russell simply isnt good or fast enough and never will be to fill Hamiltons boots.
...and those saying its all about the car, well why didnt he win then?
Last race Lewis would have over ruled Toto and won it for them easy.
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12/12/2020 15:12:34 2 2
bbc
Lewis would not have over ruled the team as you pit under the safety car in that situation & Lewis would have known that, otherwise bottas pits for better tires and passes Lewis when race restarts. Simple strategy!!
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Moz
12/12/2020 15:27:49 1 1
bbc
Trying a bit toooooo hard there to Fan Boy (and I'm a big LH fan) - he would absolutely have come into the pits last week. Although it might have been a different result as GR's radio message to the pits overlapped with the SD's call to the pit crew which is what caused the mix up. (And that was a radio problem not a GR issue)

And I would have put GR in the car this week as well.
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12/12/2020 15:32:57 2 0
bbc
GR was not going to override the team on his debut.

Anyway, that was a brilliant debut drive.

Also, if Mercedes want a like for like replacement for Lewis it will be a very long wait. But saying he has no competition is an insult to several other drivers and TBH to Lewis too.
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12/12/2020 15:41:03 1 0
bbc
Lewis is definetly a hugely talented driver and rightfully stands at the pinnacle of the sport but you may have placed your head in an area that doesn't get enough sunshine.
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12/12/2020 18:04:19 0 0
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Paulo I’d put you as a formula 1 of no more than a few years. He clearly isn’t the best F1 formula of all time. You are either a troll or very ignorant of F1 history
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12/12/2020 14:42:04 7 16
bbc
hamilton obviously still recovering. fully fit, no doubt he would be half a second quicker. but oh well petulant verstappen can have one day in the limelight..
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12/12/2020 15:08:56 9 10
bbc
Obviously Russel is fast enough in Merc. The only reason for petulant hamilton to come back for the last race.
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12/12/2020 15:06:21 7 5
bbc
10 poles this season! Facts say you are wrong
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12/12/2020 15:09:55 3 3
bbc
Shhhhhhssh. Don't let facts get in the way of a good story ;) lol
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12/12/2020 14:26:03 18 24
bbc
Sorry BBC The race did not slip from George Russell it was ripped from him by Mercedes as he was had blown the mythical propaganda about Lewis Hamilton. Shame on you Coulthard, do you need the job that bad.
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12/12/2020 15:10:22 5 3
bbc
Right on!
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12/12/2020 14:12:35 175 22
bbc
Lewis looking a little out of sorts, which isn’t surprising after a week of illness.
MB should have told him to rest up and let Russell have the car for this weekend
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12/12/2020 15:11:08 15 22
bbc
W H A T and ruin his credibility even more? KEEP RUSSELL OUT OF THE MERC
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12/12/2020 15:35:47 16 6
bbc
Grow up
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12/12/2020 15:08:23 6 24
bbc
This is Lewis's race to win how he pleases, he is simply the greatest of all time and has zero competition. He could have taken pole by a second or more if he had wanted to and Russell simply isnt good or fast enough and never will be to fill Hamiltons boots.
...and those saying its all about the car, well why didnt he win then?
Last race Lewis would have over ruled Toto and won it for them easy.
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12/12/2020 15:12:34 2 2
bbc
Lewis would not have over ruled the team as you pit under the safety car in that situation & Lewis would have known that, otherwise bottas pits for better tires and passes Lewis when race restarts. Simple strategy!!
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12/12/2020 15:17:26 2 2
bbc
Nah.. he'd have known there werent enough tyres for Bottas.. and also spotted that they'd picked the wrong one while passing on the previous lap.
. and called it. He's not called the king and GOAT for nothing.
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CJR
12/12/2020 15:30:02 1 1
bbc
Not with such a short distance to go, he would have stayed out, as we have seen over this season
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12/12/2020 17:34:01 0 1
bbc
Like when Nico tried with better tyres in Bahrain 2014?
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12/12/2020 15:04:36 9 12
bbc
Haha CRASHSTAPPEN HA HAHA
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12/12/2020 15:12:54 7 8
bbc
Yeah crashed all by himself last week!
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12/12/2020 15:24:01 2 3
bbc
Yeah, still cant believe how he took out LeClerc the way he did. They should take away his superlicence.
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12/12/2020 14:53:11 60 54
bbc
Obviously Lewis Hamilton still ain’t recovered from covid but didnt want George Russel in the car as it just showed last week that most drivers on the grid will win in that car given the chance and it would be too damaging for his legacy if he done it again!
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12/12/2020 15:13:48 9 11
bbc
You've made a very common but inexcusable mistake, all that happend last week was George proved that he is an extremely talented driver. But if you keep watching you will effentually learn your error.
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12/12/2020 15:17:57 11 0
bbc
Exactly Chris. GR has been touted by Alonso as the best junior on the grid & that includes MV
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12/12/2020 15:51:46 2 3
bbc
Aren’t other drivers talented too and would those drivers not have fared as equally well as George Russell did the No. 1 Merc? Are you saying Russell is second only to Hamilton in terms of talent?
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12/12/2020 15:05:11 0 0
bbc
What reputation is that? Driving others off track like LeClerc, Hamilton etc.?
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12/12/2020 15:14:11 1 2
bbc
Hamilton has a rep for driving others off the track? Maybe once or twice in the last 8 seasons? Rosberg was far worse than Hamilton. Kvyat and Grosjean are/were even worse. The fact is there are far more incidences involving crashtappen (and his potty mouth) than there are drivers like Hamilton
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12/12/2020 15:07:12 14 6
bbc
I think it's spot on
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CJR
12/12/2020 15:14:22 4 8
bbc
How little you seen to understand F1
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12/12/2020 14:19:39 6 14
bbc
Soooo last week we had people on here stating bottas should be replaced with Russell because Russell out qualified Bottas...yet we have Bottas out qualifying Hamilton. Hmmmm.
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12/12/2020 15:14:32 4 0
bbc
Great race by Russell but did he out qualify Bottas last week? I must have been watching a different qualifying.
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12/12/2020 14:23:20 126 25
bbc
Say what you like about him, but there's no denying Max Verstappen is a stunningly fast driver. The Red Bull is nowhere near as fast as the Mercedes (when driven properly, like how Hamilton and Russell drive it) but he's been up there all season. Just a brilliant performance.

If he holds it together he can get 2nd in the WDC tomorrow. An unreal feat given the difference in car compared to Bottas.
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12/12/2020 15:14:32 30 13
bbc
Indeed.. I suspect the Mercs will be better in race pace tomorrow though.. unfortunately.
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12/12/2020 15:35:08 9 1
bbc
Why unfortunately
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13/12/2020 06:39:12 1 0
bbc
Still VB can't outrace mv should be interesting
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12/12/2020 15:15:27 15 21
bbc
If Hamilton had any class he would have given Russel the car this weekend.
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CJR
12/12/2020 15:22:44 9 6
bbc
Why on earth should he? This is not a school sports day , when everyone gets to win.
Mercedes want the best in there car that’s why LH is back in the seat, he is there best chance of winning, do you really think LH would have pitted last weekend? Then he would not have been in a position to collect a puncture.
By the way Russell is with 2 L not 1
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12/12/2020 15:25:46 2 1
bbc
So if Mercedes asked him for this week's salary for not driving their car as he is legally contracted to - you'd pay them his money back would you?
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12/12/2020 17:34:52 0 0
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I do hate to say it, but I agree wholeheartedly
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12/12/2020 14:53:11 60 54
bbc
Obviously Lewis Hamilton still ain’t recovered from covid but didnt want George Russel in the car as it just showed last week that most drivers on the grid will win in that car given the chance and it would be too damaging for his legacy if he done it again!
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12/12/2020 15:15:31 12 13
bbc
Agreed - last week's race was an embarrassment for both Mercedes and Hamilton. I wouldn't be at all suprised if it turns out Toto Wolff pulled the plug on Russell, and the 'slow puncture' was just a fabrication...
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12/12/2020 15:05:51 14 13
bbc
Hamilton's legacy is now forever damaged. Russell qualified 2nd last week and 18th today says it all.
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12/12/2020 15:15:36 14 10
bbc
Think we will listen to the experts (like Alonso) not a little troll (like you) on here!

Hamilton’s legacy is not damaged by having an equally quick driver taking his seat for one week! Even Alonso has said Russell is the best junior on the grid ahead of Max!!
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12/12/2020 15:15:40 9 10
bbc
Russell qualified 3 seconds behind Bottas today and last week it was just 2000th of second. Ronnie O'Sullivan was right when he suggested credibility and "BIGGER POCKETS".
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12/12/2020 15:21:56 8 17
bbc
O'Sulivan who?
I could take the opinion of another genuine sportsman like Andy Murray or Owen Farrell (if he was asked) but I won't take the opinion of a man whose "sport" requires the absilute minimum of physical training or physical dedication to their fitness and body.
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12/12/2020 19:28:30 0 0
bbc
Check your facts. There is a difference between 200th & 2000th of a second. It was actually .026
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12/12/2020 15:07:12 14 6
bbc
I think it's spot on
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12/12/2020 15:16:50 10 5
bbc
Well you are also a troll then.

Hamilton got a negative test and came back like stroll and Perez earlier this season. So conspiracy crap like this is unfounded
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12/12/2020 15:17:11 20 4
bbc
I feel a little sorry for Max, Red Bull put a lot of effort to develop the car to catch up to Mercedes and by the time they get close the season ends. This has happened for the last 3 seasons but everything will reset at the start of next season as the time RB have spent developing the car is time Mercedes use to work on next year's car.
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12/12/2020 15:40:06 4 1
bbc
You state Mercedes have more time on the 2021 car. That is why they start ahead and then RBR catch up at the end.
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12/12/2020 15:12:34 2 2
bbc
Lewis would not have over ruled the team as you pit under the safety car in that situation & Lewis would have known that, otherwise bottas pits for better tires and passes Lewis when race restarts. Simple strategy!!
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12/12/2020 15:17:26 2 2
bbc
Nah.. he'd have known there werent enough tyres for Bottas.. and also spotted that they'd picked the wrong one while passing on the previous lap.
. and called it. He's not called the king and GOAT for nothing.
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12/12/2020 15:26:07 0 2
bbc
What a joke you are. Bottas has mediums left as did Russell. Hamilton would not have seen what tyres were brought out as they wouldn’t have been out in the pit lane till a few seconds before the car reaches the box! ?????

You are a troll!!
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CJR
12/12/2020 15:17:46 50 10
bbc
Prediction of race result
LH wins by overriding his team on pit stop, don’t stop me now man, will be said.
MV second
VB finishes 5th.
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13/12/2020 00:06:55 9 11
bbc
George Russell has been a blessing in disguise as the Hamilton haters have gladly displayed their hypocrisy trying to have their cake and eat it by simultaneously arguing that George doing well in a Merc is down to him and Lewis doing well in THE SAME CAR is all the car.

I'm so glad that these Hamilton haters are too stupid to realise how hypocritical and utterly dumb they are looking.
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12/12/2020 15:13:48 9 11
bbc
You've made a very common but inexcusable mistake, all that happend last week was George proved that he is an extremely talented driver. But if you keep watching you will effentually learn your error.
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12/12/2020 15:17:57 11 0
bbc
Exactly Chris. GR has been touted by Alonso as the best junior on the grid & that includes MV
Oh dear. Hamilton haters still don't like being called ignorant little racists. Shame when it's so clearly true. Removed
Hamilton is the racist, he only cares about black people. Doesn’t care about the Arab people facing awful repression in Bahrain. Ordinarily people and doctors beaten up and imprisoned. Only caring about your own race is racism. Removed
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12/12/2020 15:36:17 0 0
bbc
That's utterly daft. I feel sorry for you that you are so full of rage/ hate/ dislike/ whatever at the world that you would perform the feat of mental acrobatics above to try and build this fatuous post. Go put that energy into something, anything, to achieve to a level that any F1 driver has and then come back and criticise them. And no, I'm not a Hamilton fan, I just feel sad for you.
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12/12/2020 14:53:11 60 54
bbc
Obviously Lewis Hamilton still ain’t recovered from covid but didnt want George Russel in the car as it just showed last week that most drivers on the grid will win in that car given the chance and it would be too damaging for his legacy if he done it again!
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tim
12/12/2020 15:18:57 12 5
bbc
If you think 7 WDCs are damaged by one race weekend, you're kidding yourself
Lewis didn't destroy Fernando's legacy when he came into McLaren as a total F1 rookie and beat him over a full season.
George (experienced F1 driver) showed he is an excellent prospect for the future, but he hasn't had the opportunity to show consistency or car development skills and he hasn't raced against Lewis yet.
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12/12/2020 15:19:49 45 4
bbc
Looking good for the future of British drivers. Russell great last week, Norris 4th today, just 2 tenths off.
People forget we won the WC for drivers just twice from 1977 to 2007.
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CJR
12/12/2020 15:25:23 65 56
bbc
Yep and now so called patriotic people of England can do nothing more than slate a great champion.
They really ought to appreciate what he is doing, then follow fake news on social media
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12/12/2020 15:34:30 4 4
bbc
i take it russell this week wasnt great then?
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13/12/2020 10:33:02 3 0
bbc
Does it really matter what nationality drivers are? Great drivers are admired for their skill not their national characteristics or heritage. 'People' loved Ayrton Senna for his sheer genius just as much as they love Lewis Hamilton today.
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12/12/2020 14:18:49 2 4
bbc
If only Red Bull could have their sorted out for the START of a season rather than the end . Max showing what he is capable of when he can match Mercedes . Good response from Bottas so far after last week . An all British second row -well done Lando surely one of his most impressive performance since those first few rounds of the season . Vettel's season has just been sad to watch.
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12/12/2020 15:20:27 5 2
bbc
“Max showing what he is capable of when he can match Mercedes”

What does that even mean ?

Pity that he has only “been capable of matching Mercedes” this weekend out of the whole season which indicates exactly what he is capable of.
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12/12/2020 15:33:47 1 0
bbc
"What does that even mean ?". Exactly - well spotted. Most people don't stop to wonder what sentences like that mean.....
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12/12/2020 14:26:03 18 24
bbc
Sorry BBC The race did not slip from George Russell it was ripped from him by Mercedes as he was had blown the mythical propaganda about Lewis Hamilton. Shame on you Coulthard, do you need the job that bad.
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12/12/2020 15:21:01 1 3
bbc
Well said
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12/12/2020 15:21:55 24 4
bbc
Great lap from Max! He is up there with the best . Hopefully more of this in the coming season. Not taking anything away from Hamiltons fantastic records but I do hope he will have more of a fight on his hands in 2021. Better for the sport and better for the audience.
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12/12/2020 15:45:49 20 6
bbc
Max is probably the only person that can challenge Lewis. Imagine if they were in the same car!
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12/12/2020 15:15:40 9 10
bbc
Russell qualified 3 seconds behind Bottas today and last week it was just 2000th of second. Ronnie O'Sullivan was right when he suggested credibility and "BIGGER POCKETS".
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12/12/2020 15:21:56 8 17
bbc
O'Sulivan who?
I could take the opinion of another genuine sportsman like Andy Murray or Owen Farrell (if he was asked) but I won't take the opinion of a man whose "sport" requires the absilute minimum of physical training or physical dedication to their fitness and body.
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12/12/2020 15:37:39 5 2
bbc
Perhaps... but at least his 'sport' has slightly more of a level playing field than F1.
To reach the top in Snooker its not mostly about how good your cue is.
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12/12/2020 15:39:42 4 1
bbc
Physical fitness is dependent on mental fitness. And snooker players have a vast amount of mental fitness. Each sport requires dedication, be that physical and/or mental, if you want to be at the top.
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12/12/2020 14:12:35 175 22
bbc
Lewis looking a little out of sorts, which isn’t surprising after a week of illness.
MB should have told him to rest up and let Russell have the car for this weekend
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12/12/2020 15:22:16 21 3
bbc
I agree, but there is another option. They should have put Bottas in the Williams instead!
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12/12/2020 15:56:44 6 22
bbc
They should have put Lewis in the Williams... and he'd win easily. Which would have proved once and for all that he wins because he is simply the best... and not because the Merc is better than every other car.
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12/12/2020 14:42:20 5 23
bbc
Hamilton could have taken pole by a full second if he wanted to. Now that the championship is won, he is sandbagging just to give the other drivers a chance and make it interesting for himself starting further back.
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12/12/2020 15:22:28 3 1
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You have absolutely no idea what Hamilton could have done nor, indeed, why he is third on the grid so stop making stuff up. It's tiresome and just as biased and pointless as the people on the other side of the Hamilton argument talking rubbish. Grow up!
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12/12/2020 15:33:33 0 3
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No I actually do know, he isnt called the GOAT and the king for nothing. 7 WDC's and counting, Stop hating success, embrace it.
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12/12/2020 17:37:37 0 1
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Crikey can't you tell? He's taking the micturation!
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12/12/2020 15:15:27 15 21
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If Hamilton had any class he would have given Russel the car this weekend.
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CJR
12/12/2020 15:22:44 9 6
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Why on earth should he? This is not a school sports day , when everyone gets to win.
Mercedes want the best in there car that’s why LH is back in the seat, he is there best chance of winning, do you really think LH would have pitted last weekend? Then he would not have been in a position to collect a puncture.
By the way Russell is with 2 L not 1
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12/12/2020 15:12:54 7 8
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Yeah crashed all by himself last week!
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12/12/2020 15:24:01 2 3
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Yeah, still cant believe how he took out LeClerc the way he did. They should take away his superlicence.
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12/12/2020 15:29:35 3 2
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Shut up troll
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12/12/2020 15:19:49 45 4
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Looking good for the future of British drivers. Russell great last week, Norris 4th today, just 2 tenths off.
People forget we won the WC for drivers just twice from 1977 to 2007.
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CJR
12/12/2020 15:25:23 65 56
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Yep and now so called patriotic people of England can do nothing more than slate a great champion.
They really ought to appreciate what he is doing, then follow fake news on social media
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12/12/2020 15:32:00 23 6
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EVERYONE has the right to support who they like. It has nothing to do with being patriotic at all. If that was the case i would have to stopped following Valentino 'The Doctor' Rossi..... who is Italian if you have no idea who this particular racing god is.
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12/12/2020 16:25:29 3 5
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No they wont do that this time.Their both the right colour yea i said it.
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12/12/2020 16:33:45 7 4
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"So called patriotic people of England". What on earth does that mean? What Hamilton is doing is winning F1 Championships which he is paid very handsomely to do. No one cares, apart from you seemingly, about social media news.
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dan
12/12/2020 17:14:14 7 7
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Maybe if Hamilton didn’t try and push his views on everyone else he might be liked more
Personally can’t stand him
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12/12/2020 19:02:07 5 0
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I think that (generally) the British have a very close relationship with F1. They are a mature well informed fan base, and can appreciate talented drivers from around the world.

OK, they like to see British drivers, but it's not a prerequisite.
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12/12/2020 21:41:50 1 0
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I agree with your sentiments entirely but.. I had to down vote it on account of the use of 'then' instead of 'than' ! Unforgiveable! HA HA!
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13/12/2020 00:32:24 0 6
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What fake news? This man has made it his mission to look like a complete fool by supporting a Marxist organisation founded on critical race theory under the guise of supporting social progress. Completely undone his entire legacy. What's the point of working hard in spite of abuse and adversity if all you're going to do is pontificate about how your race matters?
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13/12/2020 10:42:40 0 0
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Perhaps if the playboy lived in England and paid his taxes then the English people wouldn't have such an issue.
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12/12/2020 15:25:36 3 6
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Max is the 2nd best driver on the grid. The red mist is a lot better but it still reappears from time to time. Sort that and he can challenge Ham next year
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12/12/2020 15:15:27 15 21
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If Hamilton had any class he would have given Russel the car this weekend.
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12/12/2020 15:25:46 2 1
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So if Mercedes asked him for this week's salary for not driving their car as he is legally contracted to - you'd pay them his money back would you?
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12/12/2020 15:17:26 2 2
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Nah.. he'd have known there werent enough tyres for Bottas.. and also spotted that they'd picked the wrong one while passing on the previous lap.
. and called it. He's not called the king and GOAT for nothing.
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12/12/2020 15:26:07 0 2
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What a joke you are. Bottas has mediums left as did Russell. Hamilton would not have seen what tyres were brought out as they wouldn’t have been out in the pit lane till a few seconds before the car reaches the box! ?????

You are a troll!!
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12/12/2020 15:08:23 6 24
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This is Lewis's race to win how he pleases, he is simply the greatest of all time and has zero competition. He could have taken pole by a second or more if he had wanted to and Russell simply isnt good or fast enough and never will be to fill Hamiltons boots.
...and those saying its all about the car, well why didnt he win then?
Last race Lewis would have over ruled Toto and won it for them easy.
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Moz
12/12/2020 15:27:49 1 1
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Trying a bit toooooo hard there to Fan Boy (and I'm a big LH fan) - he would absolutely have come into the pits last week. Although it might have been a different result as GR's radio message to the pits overlapped with the SD's call to the pit crew which is what caused the mix up. (And that was a radio problem not a GR issue)

And I would have put GR in the car this week as well.
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12/12/2020 15:28:39 7 10
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With Hamilton back I wasn't going to bother to watch the race, but have to now. GET IN THERE, MAX!