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Lewis Hamilton

"Its not just the car, he is a far superior driver to anyone else on the grid...."

Britain's George Russell set the fastest time in first practice at the Sakhir Grand Prix as he had his first miles in Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes.

The 22-year-old, deputising after Hamilton contracted coronavirus, was 0.176 seconds quicker than Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

so a rookie can borrow his car and still be quicker than everyone else.....

think this kind of confirms what all but the fan boys have been saying for some time

posted on 5/12/20

comment by Shaun M - Bye bye, to the football league! (U9955)
posted 11 minutes ago
Russell barely managed to fit in the car as he's a tall lad.

Hamilton is an excellent driver, he is uber consistent and always wins when it matters. However, so much of his success is down to his far superior car. When was the last time his car broke down or his team gave Bottas preferential treatment or got there tactics/setup wrong?

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posted on 5/12/20

comment by Shaun M - Bye bye, to the football league! (U9955)
posted 1 hour, 58 minutes ago
comment by Colemanballs (U22246)
posted 18 hours, 20 minutes ago
comment by Divoc==8k (U22339)
posted 8 seconds ago
George Russell is tipped to be a future world champion.

Ferrari had the fastest car in 2018 & 2019

If you build the best car you want the best driver



Genuine question.... do you watch F1 and understand it or is it just 20 cars driving around a track for you?
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Ferrari didn't have the fastest car in 2018 and 2019,they had a car on certain circuits that could match or be slightly better than the Mercs.
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The Ferrari that season was better on the faster tracks if I remember rightly, so every 3rd race or so, they were better than Mercs. You also had a good red bull team back then too.
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The Ferrari was better over a single lap on the high speed tracks. The car was too hard on tyres in race trim though, meaning that on the rare occasions they did deliver on race day, it was through defensive drives and the gap to second place was never more than 1.5 seconds. Impossible to compete on anything like a regular basis over a season in those circumstances.

posted on 5/12/20

It is because Ferrari worked around the rules and had you could say power they shouldn't have had. That is why when they banned this, Ferrari became a backmarker.

posted on 5/12/20

https://www.planetf1.com/news/christian-horner-ferrari-sour-taste/

posted on 5/12/20

Anyone who is the best cars win regardless fail to understand the sport.

Any. one who thinks the best drivers have any chance in an inferior car fail to understand the sport.

The best drivers go to the best teams and they win. How it's always been with the occasional exception from time to time.

posted on 6/12/20

So a back maker drives Lewis’ Car for the first time without any testing etc.... and but for a puncture totally dominates the race and his teammate. I think this shows just how superior the car is and how poor Bottas is. Lewis is a very good and very consistent driver, but never near the GOAT.

posted on 6/12/20

Lewis drives near the limit every race, just like Russell did today. There are a lot of really fast drivers out there. Its just a shame there are only a few fast cars on the grid. Budget and clever people are key.

posted on 6/12/20

Bottas is one of the fastest drivers in F1. He easily beat Massa when he was more a rookie. Russell actually makes the slow Williams look competitive since he came which is a feat in itself.

posted on 6/12/20

Lewis is a very good and very consistent driver, but never near the GOAT.

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The record books will say otherwise. And the person he is ahead of also had the privilege of driving the best car.

posted on 6/12/20

So Russell was walking to the win in Lewis’ car on debut as a rookie till the team ballsed it up.

Think that kinda proves my point, even a rookie can walk that car to the finish line unless someone at Mercedes messes up

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