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Guest column: How I stopped being afraid and fell in love with Lewis

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I really don’t like Lewis Hamilton. I get annoyed by his overdoing it, like the recent statement - "They do everything to stop me" or long ago - "They don't let me win because I'm black". I also like his political correctness and PR licking of the type - "This is the best audience" and the like. What bothers me the most is that the character drives probably the most dominant car in F1 history and easily beats his current teammate, and tries to portray himself as struggling for every win, dying in the fight against Pirelli tires, wind and elements. Not to mention "star" status and activism. Now that mulatto has achieved 92 victories and is unstoppably treading towards the 7th title of champion, making him the most successful driver of all time. Well, let it be the title of the most statistically successful driver, but you will never be the greatest, NEVER!

The only thing left for me as a grain of comfort is that he broke the record of Michael Schumacher, whom I also didn’t like. Today, however, I no longer have the animosity I felt towards cheering for Senna, Hill, Villeneuve, Hakkinen, Raikkonen and Alons. I started to think: okay, if I’ve accepted Michael as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, so far, why am I fighting Lewis? And Michael drove the dominant car. Fangi was said to have no competition. Prost, Vettel, Senna and other multiple champions haven’t won or won podiums at Williams, Torro Rosso or some Toleman there (oops, you know what I mean).

And then I read a column by colleague Wapi in which he writes about backstage games and favoring Lewis throughout his career. With everything written in the koumni I would be inclined to agree that the author did not declare himself a Ferrari fan. Ferrari is the biggest Formula 1 team and you know already, I don’t like it. Favoring Lewis, not to mention bonus payouts, vetoes and who knows what else behind the scenes? Well, let's go in order. I don’t like Ferrari, but I accept that Ferrari is the biggest F1 team. They have the most success, the best drivers drive for them, they have charisma and the largest number of fans. And even Lightning Jurić is red.

I didn’t like Michael Schumacher, but over time the animosity disappeared. I have no problem with it being considered by most to be the greatest of all time, although my personal favorites are Clark or Fangio, just for the record.
Let’s try to write something good about Lewis. Primarily, he is an extremely talented driver. For the 14th year in a row, he has been competing in F1, at the top of the standings, which cannot be a coincidence. He was lucky to find himself in the right place at the right time in his career, but luck should also be earned. Compare his career with the recently completed careers of solid drivers (Webber, Massa, etc.). Yes, Lewis is there because of the marketing value it brings to Mercedes in the British market, but the same goes for Kimi, Sebastian and Alonso. Conclusion, Lewis is a very good driver.

Okay, very good driver, but what kind of person is he? I actually have no idea what kind of person Lewis is. What we see is a PR display served to us by corporations, we know the brand Lewis Hamilton which we may love or not. The only thing I know about Lewis is that he is extremely competitive. How do I know that? From his experience of playing sports. Okay, I wasn’t some athlete, but I played in another league. One of the first things my more experienced colleagues on the first team taught me was - everything to win. Score a goal with your hand and rejoice, if it passes, Maradona has passed. It is not fair, collegial, gentlemanly, but if it is done in another Croatian league, then what are they doing in F1? So Lewis ’statements viewed through that prism do not give a true picture of him as a person.
Finally the dominance of Lewis and Mercedes bored everyone except their staunch fans. I don't have a good argument to prove otherwise. However, I am currently interested in two things. First - because the Mercedes / Lewis combination has no competition much more attention is drawn to the phenomenal fights in the middle of the standings. And second, when will Lewis get bored? Will he settle for 7-8 titles, 101 wins or will he still drive? So I stopped worrying and will follow the continuation of Lewis ’career with interest.

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45 comments

  1. Mclaren Fittipaldi Show

    2 hours have passed since the publication of the column, 0 comments on the positive article about Lewis. Haters on appliances!

    Get in there. 🏆🇬🇧



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    • Sebastian Vettel 5 Crash Donator Show

      If you can, take into account that the first 10 comments were from Hamilton fans, later came comments from people who do not support him in a similar tone, later everything appeared but we are used to paint the situation as you like ..



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      • Mclaren Fittipaldi Show

        I have nothing to graze, the numbers are there, they are undeniable, black and white.

        They are painted by those who would draw the most pathetic arguments to challenge someone’s success. History is written by winners, not anonymous forum users. My condolences!



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    • Lewis Hamilton 44 NRteamLH44 Show

      Here, as a LH fan, I will not comment on the column, because now those columns have become popular where the author has the right to his opinion and the rest of us, if we say the same, always remind us that it is the author's right to freedom of opinion. the rest of us have nothing to contradict one's freedom of speech.

      But, since you commented here, and I see that we are on the same "side", I would ask you a question.

      Sorry, positive article about Lewis? Can you just explain to me what is written positively here about Lewis? Besides being said to be a very good driver (Rosberg is also considered a very good driver on this site)?



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      • Bernie Ecclestone Dani Donator Show
        "Bono" reaction for repeating an irritating slogan

        Well it is positive by the very fact that it is not negative. This is a small step for the author, but a big one for this portal.



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        • Lewis Hamilton 44 NRteamLH44 Show

          The column begins with

          I really don’t like Lewis Hamilton. I'm getting on his nerves overcoming him,

          and ends with

          Finally the dominance of Lewis and Mercedes bored everyone except their staunch fans

          I think after this column now we all stopped being afraid and fell in love with Lewis, that’s it! How only positive.



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        • Sebastian Vettel 5 Pastor Show

          What do you mind if someone doesn't like Hamilton? Why should everyone love him?



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        • Ayrton Senna OffLiberyMedia Show

          @ NRteamLH44

          He still thinks. For me, LH was and will be a good driver, in a dominant car, with a lot of ego. As such, I remember him and I will remember him (he confirmed this in 2016), and absolutely anything he will do will not change my opinion.



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        • Lewis Hamilton 44 NRteamLH44 Show

          @Pastor, I don't mind, but I want to say that he is not appreciated enough considering his size in this sport. Like it or not, but respect your relatives, without respect for the great champions of sports, you show that you have no respect for sports either, and if you do not respect sports, and that is why we gather here, then we have nothing more to say. That's why this is probably my last comment / answer to you.

          OffLiberty most of my answer to Pastor is true for you too.


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        • Sebastian Vettel 5 Pastor Show

          And who are you to determine who respects whom? I'm just seeing you fanboy attacks on dissidents here (it's not the same as a hater, or someone who doesn't respect). I have no problem with his results. But that doesn’t have to mean that he has to be dear to me or that I have to consider him the best. You and such are those who do not respect, other people's opinion in this case…



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  2. Sebastian Vettel 5 Crash Donator Show

    With everything written in the koumni I would be inclined to agree that the author did not declare himself a Ferrari fan

    This is out of my mind

    Score a goal with your hand and rejoice if it passes

    I can't even describe this

    I'm also wondering when Lewis will get bored and I don't think he will while he has a car beast like this.



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    • Lewis Hamilton smr201 Show

      I think it will work for another 2 or 3 years. Next year he can take the 8th title and then if MB puts together a good car again he could ride off at dusk with 9-10 and retire as the owner of almost all records.



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      • Sebastian Vettel 5 Crash Donator Show

        Although he doesn't have a contract, I think he will drive for sure next season (I discovered hot water) .. 2022 could be an option in the contract and I believe that Lewis himself is not sure if he will drive .. I believe he wants a car to win, I don't see him on gridu if the car is not top ..



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        • Lewis Hamilton smr201 Show

          And according to what has been shown so far, I have no doubt that MB will put together a competitive car for 2022 as well. I doubt he will be this dominant, but he will be at the top for sure.



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        • Ferrari sisavac Donator Show

          In 2022, he won the last title with Merco, then moved to Ferrari and won 2 more titles to round it off. : D



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  3. Ayrton Senna LR7 Show

    You may not like a man (any) but if you hate him you have a problem. I can't get the impression that this (forum) is really about that. All other works are about everyone and not words. Good and bad could be learned from everyone sides.



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  4. lukarak Donator Show

    2020-2007 is not exactly the 19th year in a row.

    The rest, I mostly agree, I also pissed off at MSC because I was cheering for McLaren drivers. Senna, Hakkinen, Raikkonen, I actually started cheering for Hamilton because I freaked out on Alonso in 2005, so then let’s stay in McL but a counter driver.

    With Hamilton, I went from McL to Mercedes, my first and so far only team change.



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    • Ayrton Senna LR7 Show

      It will be good if you don't have to pay for the next place behind the wheel;)


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    • Jenson Button Lotus Show

      We had the same trip until 2013.


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    • Nigel Mansell drv Show

      Hmmm. When we already confess…
      I started cheering for MSC because Senna and Prost had already gotten on my nerves and Mansell was more or less retiring.
      I loved Hakkinen even though he was against MSC, but I didn't like Alonso.
      I loved Hamilton at first (maybe because of Alonso), but over time he started to get on my nerves, especially these last few years.
      On the other hand, I started to like Vettel in recent years, probably because of the human qualities (certainly not because of the driving 😁).



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  5. Honda zekohonda Donator Show

    "For the 19th year in a row, he has been competing in F1" - I ask for correction.
    i have to compliment the column, it suited me much better than wapi's.



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  6. Michael Schumacher ruzinavi Show

    Hamilton is a driver you either like or dislike, as are almost everyone who wins. I personally don’t like him. Not because it was more than obvious even 2-3 seasons ago that he would break all records, but because, as they say, he simply did not lie to me. That he is a good driver is out of the question. But it is also not questionable that much too much, in my taste, deals with things that are not related to F1, such as politics.

    Finally the dominance of Lewis and Mercedes bored everyone except their die-hard fans.

    This is a bigger problem for me as a F1 fan and spectator than that Ham takes his dog around the box to drink champagne and wears a BLM mask.
    I’m not a hater because I’m not that kind of fan. I cheer for Ferrari, I don’t hide it, but I also don’t hate anything else that isn’t red.



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  7. Williams Sinek Show

    As a rule, all athletes annoy me "off the field", today Lewis Hamilton and LeBron James are in the lead.
    I envy them for their mentality and perseverance and what they have achieved in their sports, but the problem is that in today's world they are called to "USE THEIR PLATFORMS" to give their 2 cents about everything that happens around us. it can be discussed here that they themselves are victims of their status and this pandemic of social networks, but it is clear to everyone that one raikkonen would not engage in philosophizing even if he were a ten - time Formula 1 champion.
    every time these two open their mouths, even when they run in the domains of their sport, they remind us how undercapacitated, detached from reality, and how much they miss that high school.
    it's "us" the main problem with hamilton. but you have to admit that it is one of the five biggest or you can keep lying…



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  8. Niki Lauda wapi Donator Show

    Interesting and beautifully written.

    Unfortunately I spent my reactions….



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  9. Stefan Bellof pigmalion Show

    Unlike wapi’s column, this column has neither a head nor a tail.
    What is the meaning and logic of this column?
    What is this all about? It's like some kind of counter to wapi's column !?

    : Facepalm:



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    • Niki Lauda wapi Donator Show

      Head and tail more or less - he "bought" me when he wrote that he would agree with me that he can, but he can't because I'm a Ferrari fan.

      And then I read a colleague of Wapi’s column in which he writes about backstage games and favoring Lewis throughout his career. With everything written in the koumni I would be inclined to agree that the author did not declare himself a Ferrari fan.



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    • Pirelli Wet r2d2 Show

      Yes the column was created as a reaction to a column by colleague Wapi.
      The place is bad. The thing was written much better by George Orvell at the end of 1984, of course without a bullet.



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  10. Kamui Kobayashi Multi 21 Show

    Lewis is a great man of this sport and that is not debatable.
    Too bad he actually liked such a (for the most part) dominant car because he shifted the focus from his talent to other things.



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  11. Mclaren KERS Show

    Mostly the team hates Hamilton more and more..he hated Schumacher believe it or not… there just weren't these portals where they could show so much in public… It's hard in life to be… champion… rich ..successful… is your environment always looking for niggers to all that ... in any case, the bile of Ferrari fans and all haters is happy.



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  12. Aston Martin JB005 Show

    I have a feeling that the author was held by Lewis “hitman” on the nissan as he wrote this column. ;) On the verge of not shooting him. ;)



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  13. Red Bull grga Show
    Niki Lauda's reaction to fair-play commentary

    Again an interesting text on the subject of LH. Thanks to the author for the effort. : thumbs:
    The only thing that stings me is the statement:

    “… All for victory. Score a goal with your hand and rejoice, if it passes,…

    This promotes wrong values. Does that mean that you can wait for the opponent, so "if he passes, he passes"? Or steal something in a store / bank and then APP again. Not to mention further, we could do so indefinitely.
    Honestly, the world in many ways (everything?) Functions in the mentioned way (“APP”). But that doesn’t mean it’s always right. In fact. By cheering for or supporting our idols we shape the society in which we live. I am definitely not teaching my son to succeed by any actions and / or means that are “not fair” (whatever that means…). I know, it’s a gray area and a topic in itself, but it’s worth keeping that in mind as well.
    Alonso, for example, is the type of person who is willing to do something for success and some things that, by my criteria, are wrong. And that's why I can never look forward to his victories. He rides great and it’s a pleasure to watch him on the track, but I don’t find any satisfaction when he wins. Hamilton, for example, is dearer to me in this regard, but he is also so out of the way that I do not feel any euphoria when he wins. I take my hat off to him for everything he’s done, but that’s the end of it. In the interest of excitement on the track, I tend to wish that he has a worse car, so he has to work a little harder to break up the competition. But he is not "guilty" of that.
    Having already mentioned these two, I must also look back at Vettel. That guy is a real refreshment in F1 in character and human traits. To me, it plays quite a role when I’m looking forward to someone’s victories. With every support from Alonso, Hamilton, Vettel or anyone else, we send a message about what characteristics of individuals are (in) acceptable to us. That's why I could look forward to Vettel's victories, unlike Alonso's and Hamilton's, for example.
    In any case, praise for the text. It's always fun for me to read some original thinking, which goes beyond what is expected. Even if he didn't completely agree with it. :)



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  14. A RELATIVELY SMALL NUMBER OF US HAVE BEEN PRIVILEGED TO RACE FORMULA 1 CARS. IT'S HARD TO BECOME AN Fl DRIVER, AND TO REMAIN ONE FOR SEVERAL SEASONS.

    IT'S A MIGHTY CHALLENGE TO SCORE POINTS, PODIUMS, VICTORIES AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, TO KEEP YOURSELF MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY IN GOOD SHAPE.

    TO STAY ON TOP OF THE EVER MORE COMPLEX TECHNOLOGY. TO TAKE THE KNOCKS AND DISAPPOINTMENTS, ENDURE THE POLITICS, SURVIVE THE CRASHESzz, AND WITNESS THE TRAGEDIES. TO ENDLESSLY TOLERATE THE MOST INTENSE SPOTLIGHT.

    WHAT LEWIS CONTINUES TO ACHIEVE IS A HERCULEAN EFFORT AND AN OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY ANY METRIC FOR ANY SPORTS PERSON IN HISTORY, IN MY OPINION.

    MARTIN BRUNDLE

    (Caps are pasty, not yelling)



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    • Red Bull grga Show

      It's as if I'm reading our hymns about Modric or Janica, Argentine songs about Messi, Serbian songs about Djokovic, and probably Dagestan songs about Khabib. These are all true greats of their sports, so it is to be expected that journalists of their nationalities sometimes raise them beyond the limits of rationality.



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  15. Mclaren AlkY Donator Show

    I put my thumb up both here and on the wapi column.
    It doesn't matter if I agreed or not, but the effort must be rewarded in some way: D



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  16. Sebastian Vettel 5 Pastor Show

    I don't agree with this PR nonsense. PR mostly cleans up after him when he says something stupid. And I would say he does it honestly, no matter how stupid it is… It’s easy to recognize someone’s character, and not everyone has to like it.

    Score a goal with your hand and rejoice if it passes

    I can't agree with this either. Maradona passed on the biggest stage. It may pass for someone in the Croatian second league, but it is still an indicator of a bad character. Someone might like that. I find similar characters appealing… But not me at all. As an indicator of true character I will cite an example in the same sport. Miroslav Klose scored a goal with his hand for Lazio. The referee admitted him, but Klose approached the judge himself and admitted that he played with his hand.



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    • Pirelli Wet r2d2 Show

      It's easy to recognize someone's character,

      I don't agree, it happens that people are surprised by the character of those with whom they are in close contact.
      That is, I would be very cautious with that claim. Although you intuitively recognized my love for emerging Lewis the other day (your response to my comment), that doesn’t mean you know everything about my character. In addition, I generally do not comment so you have nothing to build an opinion on.

      I know you have been following the portal for a long time, so I suggest you think about the following:
      Lewis Hamilton = Avalon
      Sebastian Vettel = Frantic
      Land Norris = AMG
      What do you think you know now about Lewis, Sebastian or Land and their characters? The question is rhetorical.


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      • Sebastian Vettel 5 Pastor Show

        I would not comment on other members of the portal, because it is forbidden. But I think I already know enough about the above to draw a fairly accurate conclusion. Although it is even easier to draw that conclusion with F1 drivers, when you can also see them as they make a statement. I’m not someone who reads “body language,” but I think you can notice the honesty in the statements. Or who is who in defeat or victory…



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  17. One of the best columns I have read. Full of facts with reviews of the essentials. Every part man!



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