Sorry Obi, you quoted me again, yet still without grasping that I was talking in general about judging drivers by their actions rather than their words, not only Hamilton but all of them. The whole quote you posted from me makes no reference to LH, or any other specific driver.
It's just you in your head that I singled out Hamilton. In an earlier reply to Gareth I made particularily clear that I treat Alonsos words just the same in this regard.
So please, with sugar on top, drop that idea that I'm "casting a negative light" solely on Hamilton. Not this time. ;)
I don't believe it is in my head as65p because the discussion had moved on to Malaysia with a specific
comment about Lewis and his
radio transmission on track while racing, which is different from PR off the circuit. Your next statement was 'Well, my point was to pay less attention to messages'
. If you didn't disagree with my initial statement, why make a general statement about paying less attention 'to messages, radio or otherwise'
. Also aren't radio transmissions of that nature part of what is happening on track?
You then said in a reply 'Indeed, you're example is a good one - you really think it would never happen that a driver, say, experiencing fatigue tries to hide that from his team, maybe by giving the opposite impression on the radio? You think such doesn't happen in racing? Think again, I'd say.'
So what was that statement in reference to, if not the Hamilton transmission?
Taking all of this into account I'm still not clear on where you stand regarding that transmission. Again I posted why I believe it was genuine and I'm interested to know what you think about it, as I think its quite relevant to your earlier comment: 'At least twice this season (Melbourne and Malaysia) LH appeared to chose a safe podium over the win-or-bust approach of former years,'
Edited by Obi Offiah, 16 May 2012 - 05:01.