Max Verstappen just isn’t going to forgive or overlook what occurred at Silverstone and his father Joss a lot much less. The politically right reversal of Lewis Hamilton, saying that the rivalry stays on the observe, just isn’t going to do him any good.
July 24, 2021 (10:45 CET)
The combat between Hamilton and Verstappen has began off the observe
Earlier than in F1, with out going again to the time of Ayrton Senna / Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell / Nelson Piquet or Michael Schumacher towards everybody, issues had been mentioned to the face with out half phrases. Now it’s social networks that dominate the scenario and in that Lewis Hamilton offers everybody a shower with his tens of millions of followers, of which I believe solely a small half are there for being F1 followers. That platform serves Tewin’s to be above his rivals, however Mercedes’s has began to lose his mood and final Sunday on the Silverstone race was only one extra pattern. However nonetheless, he at all times comes out unscathed from all these actions that may have meant “life imprisonment” for others. If he grew to become Mazepin combating for the place, he would have been disqualified and 10 factors on the cardboard. It appears that evidently F1 has been contaminated with politics and should you are not politically right, they take a look at you badly. You can not criticize what Lewis Hamilton does or disagree with him as a result of he instantly goes out on the networks to complain about one thing and throws a couple of million followers on you.
When there have been drivers who didn’t kneel earlier than every race within the ceremony referred to as “We race as one”, Lewis Hamilton regarded like he was passing the assessment with a scowl. The fact is that this ceremony, seen intently on the foot of the observe, makes it clear that the pilots are already bored with political correctness, and after Silverstone they are going to be rather more and uninterested in following what Lewis imposes, sure, with out say one phrase louder than one other.
Maybe now Max Verstappen leads the revolution of those that step on the bottom with out taking a look at social networks, and stand up to Lewis Hamilton additionally off the observe. Hundreds of Dutch wait in Hungary on a warfare footing, and let’s not say how they are going to go to Spa and the way they culminate in Zandvoort, the place the stewards will certainly not apply ten seconds to an analogous maneuver within the “Tarzan” nook.
The permissiveness of the commissioners with Hamilton borders on favoritism and it’s as in the event that they search that he has to win it doesn’t matter what. What occurred on Sunday goes alongside that line collectively with what occurred in Brazil, when he was barely sanctioned and Carlos Sainz might be third, or the push to Alex Albon in Austria.
Taking off a rival for the title in a harmful or much less harmful approach is 10 seconds, that’s, nothing in comparison with the profit it brings. We are like within the Senna-Prost period, however with one other subtlety and with out the impudence of Jean-Marie Balestre. Accidents just like these brought on by Lewis Hamilton with that refined contact on the appropriate rear wheel of his rivals, was the one which brought about Senna in 1990 with Prost on the finish of the straight at Suzuka, which was with none penalty, primarily attributable to what occurred the earlier 12 months.
Senna and Prost broke any form of relationship after this incident, brought on by the Frenchman who was left with out penalty for the Frenchman
Nigel Mansell in Portugal 1989 He did the identical to Senna, and he was already disqualified. The sum of information left him with out operating in Jerez. When Michael Schumacher gained the title from Damon Hill in Australia in 199four was with one other refined blow that put the Briton on two wheels who ended up dropping the title. Michael Schumacher himself, who in Australia got here out “unscathed” from the stewards, was disqualified from the championship by the accident with Jacques Villeneuve in Jerez 1997, which was the title for the Canadian when the Ferrari was planted within the Dry Shack nook. Two incidents within the combat for the title with completely different resolutions, each incomprehensible, one for being nothing and the opposite for being robust, in view of the implications since Michael had stayed on the gravel and Jacques added the mandatory factors to win the title, whereas Mika Hakkinen achieved his first victory on this planet.
Lewis Hamilton believes himself invulnerable, aided on this conviction by the absence of exemplary sanctions. And it’s that Silverstone was not 10 seconds however 30, or a 10-second cease within the pit lane and even a penalty for a race with out operating, as has occurred to many pilots for minor issues. Nobody would have complained. Kicking an opponent is simply a 10-second penalty, at the very least till now as a result of they may certainly change the laws. We have now the instance of Bahrain the place they modified the criterion of the “off limits” in the midst of the race after Lewis Hamilton had taken benefit of the off-track with impunity. The last item has been the change of standards to go to see the commissioners after which ban it.
Lewis Hamilton has grow to be a driver that when he has rivals forward, particularly Crimson Bull who are the one ones who stand up to him, his pulse doesn’t tremble to ship the coup de grace as if he had been within the Clio Cup. In Copse he went too far. Most admitted that it was their fault and that the penalty was gentle, however nobody dared to be clear to not “be within the image.”
What will need to have thought René Arnoux who gave us these laps of respect and to the restrict in Dijon with Gilles Villeneuve? Or nearer in time, the combat within the rain in Japan between Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica. With Lewis Hamilton these scenes are not possible.
I ponder if Charles Leclerc was not too “smooth” when it got here to standing up to Lewis Hamilton final Sunday at Silverstone. If he had pushed the Mercedes a bit in Copse, perhaps Hamilton would have thought a bit of extra and would settle for second place moderately than stand as Max Verstappen? In the long run Lewis Hamilton thanked Charles Leclerc for facilitating the overtaking, all politically right, after humiliating him on the identical nook, making it clear that he’s the grasp of the observe. With these performances Leclerc goes to be a simple prey for Carlos Sainz, who I’m certain wouldn’t have given up the win so simply with that “please go”.
Leclerc gave technique to Hamilton as he led the Silverstone race
In karting, 5 or 10 seconds of penalty fall for a badly positioned bumper on the finish of the race after a collision they usually imply successful or turning into the final, and with out inflicting any incident. Is it a very good instance for the opposite classes to know you could eliminate an opponent for ten seconds? No person complains to the face as a result of it might not be politically right, however within the paddock the blood of many who are silent boils. Whoever controls the networks has extra energy than it appears.