A racing driver has to be aggressive, daring, skilful n decisive on when to take risks n that’s where Hamilton, Vettel, Schumacher n even Alonso displays this n that’s why they are champions. Max has what it takes but there is a fine line drawn between taking risks n being reckless n unfortunately, Max has been reckless on occasions but he is still young so I expect him to make better decisions as he gains experience.
He does look like a potential future Champ if he remains grounded.
I remember Jenson Button as being the opposite of the above drivers by being a safe driver that doesn’t take many risks n frankly he became Champ only because of the many mistakes of other drivers that year. In short, he was Champ coz he made less mistakes, not what u expect from an F1 Champ but to fair, he won it fair n square but just not my cup of tea.
Yup, Max has the talent and the instinct. The car is like 20 horses down on the Merc and Ferrari and he is up there scrapping with them. Almost like a young M Schu. And Bot has finished a few races behind Max. Soon Max will realise that championship is about collecting the points at the end of the race, not just fancy moves here and there. This kid got real potential.
Jenson was really heng lor, largely due to rear diffuser.
Hope Honda engine will be what Honda engine used to be during the glory days, then we see a 3-horse race in 2019 instead of the same old same old on the grid race after race.
Kimi's strategy team screwed him over too many times this season. Could have done way better given his obvious racing pedigree. He delivered when he was given the tools and opportunity.
Yes, I think Kimi would easily have one more win under this belt this season if the strategy had been right.
Cannot remember which race, they called him in for pit stop quite early and he just ran out of tyres during the last 5 laps, by then too late for another pit stop for fresh rubbers.
But alas, Team Ferrari was focusing on Vet and No 5 lor ...