Flipping the bird is for amateurs. To really get under someone’s skin you give them a jaunty wave or blow them a kiss.
Even with my significant Miata bias, I definitely would pick the 86/BRZ, cost and condition being equal. I just had a lot of fun with the one that I drove for a few days and it was just so much more practical without making any compromises. It needed more sound and more traction but so did my Miata when I bought it.…
I used to work for JD Power, you know, the quality people?
Where do you buy this “willpower”? I haven’t seen it on the shelves anywhere. Is the drug even legal? Do you mix it with the water or do you take it separately?
Toyota would never let this happen. #groundedtotheground
Dat shoey wince was everythang.
I watched it and the 10,000 replays, Hamilton did not brake check him, instead he just coasted around the corner trying intentionally to bunch/slow down everyone before the safety car pulled, Vettel was caught off guard and was expecting Hamilton to accelerate out of the corner normally like he did on the 10+ corners…
“Nobody wanted to see the schmoozing anyway, so now the gloves are off,” he said. “The sport needs the rivalry.
Hamilton.........”Bring it on!”
To be clear, Hamilton did nothing weird behind the safety car – telemetry confirmed that he hadn’t braked and was maintaining a constant speed out of the corner, as is his right as race leader. Vettel wasn’t paying attention, accelerated too early, clipped the Mercedes, blamed Hamilton, then side-swiped him, then …
Clear sign of someone who doesn’t really understand how safety car restarts work. At previous restart the race director had clearly told Mercedes Hamilton was close to getting a penalty as he was very close to overtaking SC before the first SC line. Meaning Hamilton needed to give the safety car more space to get away…
In the span of about 10 safety laps it went from being a “This circuit is terrible” to “Because the circuit is terrible, all of the usual winners are crashing out and now we have someone other than Lewis at the front so now it is interesting”
Hmm. Seems some people here are unfamiliar with top-level professional racing series strategy and racecraft. That wasn’t a brake check at all. Yeah, he did slow, but nothing extreme or against the rules. It’s pretty standard practice to slow and then jump on the gas when the race is about to restart to get a gap on…
Hamilton was given orders during the previous Safety Car, to give the safety car more space. As the following driver it is Vettels job not to run into the lead car. Yet what is most egregious, is Vettel sideswiping Hamilton right after. Bad form.
I didn’t see the telemetry, but did they compare to other safety car pit-in laps? ‘Cause those are very different from a normal safety car lap - especially in this section of the lap.
Hamilton didn’t brake, he just didn’t accelerate. That’s not on him. That’s why its not a brake check.
If you’ve watched this track before, most cars around that corner either before or after will slow to give the safety car space, it’s text book stuff.
Hamilton did not brake check, he was slowing in the usual place to let the safety car go. If you’ve watched this track before, they all slow in preparation for the safety car going into the pits at that point.