Oh yea, I know Hamilton from back then. I know he lived under McLaren's wing his whole Karting life, what advantage exactly does that give him in Formula 1 as a rookie though? Sure, he's probably the best prepared Rookie of all time, If he had been paired with Heidfeld and do what he did, yea, that's a normal very well prepared rookie. The fact was, he did it in direct comparison with the reighning 2 time champ. Not just ANY 2 time champ, as I think Alonso is one of the greats of all time, so, yea, I'd say, Hamilton faired impressively. Mind you, I am not a fan of Hamilton, or Alonso. But credit where it's due.
I bet you were one of does guys that said: "wow where did this Raikkonen guy come from???" when he first jumped to F1 after XX single seater races.
Ask any driver, if their speed has changed since they joined F1, they will all say a big NO.
Things like "experience" and "maturity" are just words untalented people use (like all the ITV commentators,specially David Coulthard) to explain their lack of speed when they first join F1, and then they use that "experience" to keep their job
Edit: You answered your own question, see bold
So you are telling me, that Ron Dennis personally paid, followed, created Hamiltons career since he was a teenager, so he can put him side by side with the best F1 driver of the moment and give them both the same treatment? you are either very naive, or very stupid
Edited by JKTRacing, 24 July 2010 - 16:32.