I think hamiltons problem was he got disheartened at the fact he thought he was extracting the mazimum out of the car but was being told the Red Bull was quicker alot of the time. I think that turned into frustration which then went on to mistakes by Lewis. Its obvious he knows this needs to be channeled in a different direction judging by his reflective comments post season. We all know what Lewis can do when he is on the button and if McLaren can deliver a car that is quick in qualifying in 2012, i think we'll see both McLaren drivers back at the front hopefully pushing each other on. Lewis has always strived when placed against a fast teammate as history shows, and I still think they are a great pairing that any team would want.
IMo a part of Lewis problems was also, that he tried to swim against the tides, with DRS and Pirelli, wich took away his greates aces, but he did not want to face reality ( that racing isn't the matter at F1 anylonger) and also that he was too naive at intra team politics.
2012 depends on how much Lewis heart is still in F1 and how much McLaren wants to keep him ( and give him support he needs)
BUT IMO Lewis has woken up from his childhood dreams and smelled the coffee. If he is still hungry he will fight and change, if not he will do a Kimi and walk away from F1 after this season.
I think, Lewis is too young and too good to throw the towel.
Edited by Bonaventura, 08 January 2012 - 18:53.