A handsome win in F1 Turkish GP helped Mercedes’ Hamilton to seal his seventh title and equal the record set by Michael Schumacher in his years of racing. The way the grand prix panned out at Istanbul Park, it was dramatic indeed, not just for the Brit but for all.
After a difficult qualifying to be sixth, Hamilton did not seem to have enough pace at the start but gradually, he got into a groove and eventually saw the chequered flag to not only with the Turkish GP but also secure a record-equaling championship win.
It was certainly an emotional moment for Hamilton – as it was a very rare situation to see the Brit shedding some tears post the glorious moment. He spoke about it at length as he also added on knighthood, learning from 2007 and diversity topic.
In the eyes of many connoisseurs, Max Verstappen was the big favourite before the start of the race at the Istanbul circuit last Sunday. But the Dutchman had to settle for sixth place in the race after qualifying second.
Marc Surer wasn’t impressed with the Red Bull driver as he explained to Motorsport-Total.com. He gave the Dutchman the lowest possible score in his assessment, while world champion Lewis Hamilton got the highest possible score.
“He was the top favourite, but he made the worst start in the whole field and then was too impatient. That led to the spinning. He can still learn a lot from Hamilton,” Surer said on Verstappen.
Max made more than a few mistakes in this race and still has a fair amount of maturing to do.
Hamilton drove a really solid race. if it wasn’t for his little off dropping him from 3rd to 6th it might have been damn near perfect.
It could have been epic, but he didn’t so it wasn’t. it was however what most have come to expect from hamilton, speed, maturity, racecraft, cunning, strategy. it was an impressive performance made especially so by the fact that he had the pressure of the WDC on his shoulders during this race.
Certainly, the Turkish GP clipped the wings of the Hamilton haters who keep on banging on about his car and attempt to demean his talent at every point. He won a race he shouldn’t have won, and he did that with the WDC pressure on his shoulders in the wet!
We all know Max had the car to win this GP, but he couldn’t deliver pole, a good start or patience during the race (racecraft). Unlike the Lewis haters, I’m not gonna say Max is no good, but I will say he has yet to prove he has the racecraft needed to beat the very best on the grid or the necessary mindset to cope with the pressure of a year-long championship battle.
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