He never knows what position he is in!
I think he needs a particular type of engineer who can give him the info he needs/wants and understands what info that is, what can be withheld and how/when to speak to lewis.
It's not necessarily the engineer's fault but I'm sort of taking lewis as a given and that it's the engineer who needs to work around that. I don't think lewis is ever going to be a jenson or alonso type driver when it comes to strategy etc, that's potentially a weakness but not necessarily with the right engineer.
I do get the feeling the team and/or his engineer pick and choose what to tell Lewis and don't always get it right. On the other hand maybe it's not easy, Lewis is complaining he can't get to the end at a certain pace so maybe they then don't tell him about vettel...
But that's where I think an engineer could have said look lewis, everyone else is on the same tyres, do your best to look after them and we'll see how we go, if you have problems it's likely they will too.
To be fair though, this subject hasn't been issued in some time, although perhaps that's because it got overshadowed by the pitcrew...
About a year ago it was a common complaint, but I figured they worked on it and solved it. This year it hasn't been that bad if I remember correctly. But based on the communication I don't know what was going on. On the same note, the pitwall sadly didn't reveal much communication with Jenson either, but both were badly informed about the rain as well on several occasions, constantly saying stuff like "there could be opportunities for us" which never ever really come true. In general I feel McLaren is always trying to paint a too positive picture on the radio, and that's getting a bit tiring lately.
I remember, after Hamilton complained about Vettel passing him, they told Lewis "Still 31 laps left, a lot of racing to go". Are you frickin kidding me?
It's done and dusted, what were they smoking.
But would you want Hamilton to have an engineer like Smedley them, talking him through the race like he's some baby? "Ok Felipe, the thing is that Vettel is on the harder tyres, and he used to be a bit faster but lately he's being a little slower than us, blablablalba"