It's in fact really incredible to what lengths will Kimi fans go in bending the truth, fabricating the facts, misinterpreting quotes, use selective memory, etc....all in order to paint a completely false image of their hero.
There are respectable quotes from both McLaren and Ferrari confirming that Kimi is a very fast driver who requires a particular set of circumstances to shine. Common sense after watching his races tells us exactly the same thing. Yet, those quotes are deliberately twisted, misinterpreted or neglected.
On the other side, if a Mclaren mechanic says (probably out of politeness) that Kimi gave them good feedback, that's immediately interpreted by some as "McLaren mechanic still rave after all these years about the feedback Kimi used to give them."
I can imagine the following scene: Brazil 2008. The rain is falling stronger and stronger and Hamilton is struggling. Several Mclaren mechanics watch the scene breathlessly. Massa has just crossed the line in first place and Hamilton needs to make up one more place to win the first title for McLaren since 1999. The emotions run high, the atmosphere is unbelievably tense. Then Hamilton manages to pass Glock and score the points required for the WDC! The whole McLaren pit erupts in celebration!
However, the atmosphere quickly calms down.
A mechanic turns to his colleague. "Are you thinking the same what I'm thinking?" "Yes. This is all great, we won the WDC but I can't stop thinking about all those beautiful feedbacks Kimi used to give us. Without them I feel somehow empty." "Yes, those feedbacks were quite somethin', weren't they, pal?" "I keep dreaming about them." "Me too...."
And that's how certain Kimi fans would like to paint the reality to us.
Edited by DrewishPrince, 17 July 2011 - 21:48.