Hamilton’s deleted Belgian Grand Prix Tweets
- 2nd September 2012, 20:04 at 8:04 pm #209033Keith CollantineKeymaster
McLaren not going to tar and feather Hamilton:
Whitmarsh has described Hamilton's actions "an error of judgment and corrected fairly quickly and apologised for".
— Ian Parkes (@ianparkesf1) September 2, 20122nd September 2012, 20:06 at 8:06 pm #209034
Advantage McLaren in the contract negotiations.2nd September 2012, 20:10 at 8:10 pm #209035
The last time a driver did something that resulted in an apology to the team, Vitaly Petrov lost his seat.
Though whether that was the straw that broke the camel’s back is open to debate.2nd September 2012, 20:14 at 8:14 pm #209036
I think McLaren will be saying: “If you pulled something like that while you were on another team, you’d get fried, but since we make so many dumb mistakes ourselves, yours don’t really stand out”.2nd September 2012, 20:38 at 8:38 pm #209037
I think it’s more a case of McLaren not wanting to upset Hamilton while they negotiate a new contract. Going after him for this might prompt him to join another team, or inspire him to become surly and disinterested so that McLaren have to bow to one or two of his demands to keep him happy.2nd September 2012, 20:48 at 8:48 pm #209038
That, but I also imagine that his value has decreased somewhat in the eyes of other teams, as they’re thinking he could become a loose canon if they don’t give in to his primo uomo antics.2nd September 2012, 21:03 at 9:03 pm #209039
Hamilton does have a tendency to get distracted by his personal life. I think that posting this telemetry is symptomatic of his lack of thinking when his mind is somewhere else.
The question is what set him off. Is this an isolated incident, where he was simply in a bad place because of his aunt’s death? Or is it perpetual because he is stressing over his contract? Or both? Or even something else that we don’t know about?2nd September 2012, 23:23 at 11:23 pm #209040JeanrienParticipant
That and you could add the telemetry itself . The red writing suggesting he lost 1 sec on straight line only . He probably wanted to underlines how much this rear wing choice was a mistake by proving it … the wrong way3rd September 2012, 0:08 at 12:08 am #209041Younger HamiiParticipant
@prisoner-monkeys Whatever it is, we don’t know & we probably won’t know because no one knows what happens behind closed doors & I’ve always been concerned about Lewis himself ever since he’s been tweeting a lot.
There’s a really fine line in modern sport (not just in F1) between professionalism & pure honesty, ignoring the deleted & thoughtless tweets like the data telemetry, Lewis is being himself & expressing what’s instantly on his mind, of course in terms of emotions we sometimes find it difficult to read into words (they can be meaningless) whilst you also want to be weary of what you say or write but isn’t this what the majority of fans want from drivers? To speak their minds & not be the ‘robots’ they claim drivers to be, now everyone is discussing about how it offends the team, affects the contract discussion & to some extent, people are still complaining.
Social media (namely Twitter) has been a powerful tool used by famous people to get them closer to their fans & supporters, even then they’re still scrupulous about what they mention & Lewis at the moment is slightly distancing himself from that mindset, you can tell via his use of informal language like ‘mofo’ & ‘homies’, I’m sure there’s plenty of more, maybe it’s kind of a side-effect with his auntie recently passing away, I don’t know & maybe for some reasons unknown as well but honestly – they may be mindless & offensive but it’s honesty & a great insight. Referring back to the fine line, just next time, let’s hope Lewis can hit that line nicely.3rd September 2012, 1:40 at 1:40 am #209042Fer no.65Participant
Just saw this. Absolutely crazy from Hamilton.
For a guy that’s trying to win the championship, this isn’t the best thing to do3rd September 2012, 2:20 at 2:20 am #209043Anthony_MRParticipant
So Hamilton was effectively 0.4s quicker than Button3rd September 2012, 4:25 at 4:25 am #209044joac21Participant
There is a south american journalist that has been insisting on twitter that Hamilton might go to Willliams, he says that williams has money and they are a eager to get Hamilton.. he also says that Bruno Senna sponsors are not happy and that they are trying to get him to Sauber….
the guy also hinted that is a possibility that an annoucement is going to be made in Austin or Abu Dhabi
i think that would be great.. Perez to Ferrari, Senna and Gutierrez to Sauber, Maldonado and Hamilton in Williams…3rd September 2012, 6:29 at 6:29 am #209045
And while Peter Sauber is swapping Perez for Senna, he can swap Kobayashi for Massa. Why settle for one under-performing Brazilian when you can have two?3rd September 2012, 7:37 at 7:37 am #209046Magnificent GeoffreyParticipant
Slight off-shoot from this topic, I know, but why would Peter Sauber want to change either of his two drivers at the moment? They’re both doing well and they get on brilliantly together.
Perez is obviously being groomed by Ferrari but while it is clear to the entire population of the world that he is already ripe for the picking, Ferrari, bafflingly, seem determined to keep a consistently woeful Felipe Massa in the car instead.
Kobayashi is showing he has genuine pace to go with his fantastic racecraft too and who knows what he would’ve been capable of doing had Grosjean not been so reckless yesterday? Those rumors don’t really make much sense to me.3rd September 2012, 7:46 at 7:46 am #209047
why would Peter Sauber want to change either of his two drivers at the moment?
The only conceivable answer that is also realistic is that he has no choice in the matter. Driver movements are a two-way street. Where Sauber can drop his drivers as he sees fit, so too can his drivers leave the team if they see fit. Perez has indicated that he wants to stay, but that doesn’t meant that Kobayashi is a sure thing.
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