Well I’m glad we’re all coming to some form agreement as I can conclude from our (Kearnsie, LL Jehto and my little self) posts on this thread that there is definitely something off with Hamilton and that there is an immense gap between the guy who started in F1, thirsty and concentrated, and the one we have now (I think LL, aside from his honest and open anti-Hamilton claim, has nailed it with the adjective “childish”). Unfortunately, things should go in reverse order when one matures: you should kick off a bit child-like, too eager and making mistakes because of this, then grow up, finally properly develop in wisdow and with experience (it’s been said a few times before: HAM 2011 is VET 2010).
I’m not a F1 fan with a particular driver/team love. I tend to be a real rookie girl. I stand up for the newbies, follow them up and speak with a certain je-ne-sais-quoi of tenderness about them. Hamilton & Vettel are beyond their rookie years by now so I’m quite neutral about both of them although I will admit that these two guys scored very high as “rookies I’ll always have a soft spot for” when they first entered the arena.
Moreover, I will also admit I’m still surprised Hamilton has made such odd choices lately. I really expected him to already be a two if not three time WDC winner by now whereas I was not as enthusiastic about Da Finger Boy(really, who saw Red Bull coming?). Oh, how things change when the future unfolds into the present.
I might be cheeky and a bit of a tease most of the time, but I’m quite hopeful and good at heart so I’m hoping that Hamilton finds his way back into the proper F1 Champ’ mode. Or that he finds that firy passion wherever it may be (if he wants to go into Indycar, fine by me, as long as he doesn’t regret leaving F1 months/years/decades later when lying in bed alone at night).
As for Vettel, may he not follow Hamilton’s example and keep building up the Champion career he so badly desires to achieve.
However, may the other teams give him and Red Bull Racing some serious chasing and headaches to get to that Major Champion title. I want more action, period. (Kamui, I’m counting on you for some serious disco moves on the track in the seasons to come!)
PS: LL, thank you for the kind compliment about my previous post. You’re always very nice when it comes to recognising the efforts done by other F1F forum posters and that’s a lovely human quality.