Tet wrote:Danroush wrote:I don't like Hamilton but I'm confused as to what he did wrong in that race? He even admitted Nico was going faster and could've overtaken him in the post race interview
So let him past. Even if Brawn had said to maintain positions, Hamilton could easily have replied "You know what, it's my best friend, it's for a podium position, he's clearly quicker than I am, I'll let him past and we'll still finish 3rd and 4th, without any risk to the team. If I'm as good a driver as I think I am, it won't make a difference to the championship." But he didn't do that. I actually support team orders. But not this early in the season, particularly when it's far from proven that Hamilton will be the quicker of the two in the long run. Giving him #1 status this early in the season leaves a nasty taste in my mouth. Particularly as I've heard from others that it's contractually guaranteed.
Wait, if you agree that team orders this early in the season is a bad idea then why did you speak so strongly against Vettel for ignoring them? They may not have been lapping as differently as Rosberg and Hamilton, but they were on different strategies, with Vettel lapping faster on the softer tyres, so it's understandable he wouldn't want to hold back the same as Rosberg. Yes he disobeyed the team but we all heard how close Rosberg was to doing the same, he managed to control his wishes better than Vettel but it doesn't make Vettel a villain to want to race for a win when it was easily in his grasp.