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Is Austin 2012 Lewis' best ever win?

  1. Yes (25 votes [21.93%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.93%

  2. No (Explain which was) (89 votes [78.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 78.07%

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#1 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:43

Up until Q3 this weekend most people thought the RB in Vettel's hands was completely untouchable but Lewis turned this one around in amazing fashion. The gap wasn't that big between the cars in the end but Lewis made the difference here and was probably his best win in the end. Agree?

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#2 F1ultimate

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:59

Lewis most sensational win? Probably not but certainly a great one given how close the performance was between him and Vettel. He had to really fight for this victory and I am glad the tires allowed him to get on with racing as opposed to nursing tyres.

#3 Tenmantaylor

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:00

These guys were in a league of their own today. Can't remember the last time there was a 40s gap between the front runners.

#4 fisssssi

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:00

I wouldn't go throwing around "best win" in the minutes after the race when he has 21 of them, but it was a very, very impressive drive.

#5 Snic

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:01

Great victory to show, when the car is there, he has everything that Vettel does. I can't remember a time where the Mclaren and Red Bull have been so close in performance in the last 3 years...

But Silverstone '08 will always be the special one for me.

#6 Disgrace

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:01

Silverstone '08 and Fuji '07 laugh in the face of this win.

Edited by Disgrace, 18 November 2012 - 21:05.


#7 mlsnoopy

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:01

China 2011.

#8 Tauhid

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:01

Nothing comes close to his British GP win. He has had a few more wins that were even more spectacular. This was a great race but the top two were always 50-50. I think Vettel drove a great race, he matched Lewis in ratings throughout this weekend because he was dominant in practice and qualifying. I don't even like the finger boy that much but he drove a matured race, just hate the tantrums he throws on the radio. Always whines too much, I understand he wants to win it all but you have to be a little less stupid on the radio.

#9 Fallout

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:03

Silverstone '08 and Spa '07 laugh in the face of this win.


Surely you mean '08? And that wouldn't technically count as a win, would it? :)

I would say Lewis has had much more impressive drivers, Hungary '09 was a stunner for me

#10 Raifosa

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:04

Close but I think Shanghai 11 & Silverstone 08 were better

Edited by Raifosa, 18 November 2012 - 21:06.


#11 skywing

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:05

These guys were in a league of their own today. Can't remember the last time there was a 40s gap between the front runners.

:up: Is there a greater feeling for a F1 fan to see two great champions battling for the whole race in pretty much equal machinery. :)

#12 Disgrace

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:06

Surely you mean '08? And that wouldn't technically count as a win, would it? :)

I would say Lewis has had much more impressive drivers, Hungary '09 was a stunner for me


Fixed it. Spa '08 would also have been among his best wins.

#13 Alx09

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:06

Silverstone 08, Spa 08.

Still a brilliant performance!

#14 MP422

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:07

Best win was prolly silverstone 2008 or Hockenheim 2008.

Other notable races are Nurburgring 2011, Usa 2012, and Montreal 2010

#15 Lazy

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:07

Aren't they all?

#16 ZooL

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:08

Nah, his best wins were the ones against Alonso in identical equipment.

#17 joshb

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:08

Nurburgring 2011, Silverstone 2008 and Fui 2007 were probably better.
Still a good win though, head to head against a 2xWDC on good form and comes up trumps

#18 Jackmancer

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:08

I never saw Hamilton as one of the best drivers on the grid, but today he surely was.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:08

:up: Is there a greater feeling for a F1 fan to see two great champions battling for the whole race in pretty much equal machinery. :)


:up:


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#20 Slowinfastout

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:09

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#21 MP422

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:09

Silverstone '08 and Fuji '07 laugh in the face of this win.



This win was pretty incredible.

#22 jrg19

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:09

Its up there , I enjoyed the two Red Bull overtakes.

#23 Wander

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:09

I never saw Hamilton as one of the best drivers on the grid, but today he surely was.


Really? To me he has always been an obvious part of the top 4.

#24 George Costanza

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:11

I am gonna have to say his best win was Silverstone '08. He was in a class of his own that day like Schu in Spain '96 and Senna in '93 Donington.

He was excellent today, no dobut but not his very best.

#25 MP422

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:11

I never saw Hamilton as one of the best drivers on the grid, but today he surely was.



I put him up there equal with Alonso after this season as the two best in F1 followed by Vettel.

#26 Ellios

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:13

Today was an old school grand prix drivers win, one chance for the victory and he took it - two great drivers going at it from pretty much the first lap



still don't know how McLaren let him go...

#27 Atreiu

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:13

All his wins in 2010 were fantastic.

#28 F1isZen

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:13

Lewis most sensational win? Probably not but certainly a great one given how close the performance was between him and Vettel. He had to really fight for this victory and I am glad the tires allowed him to get on with racing as opposed to nursing tyres.



THIS. Absolutely, ever since 2 races ago where Hamilton was able to push all race like 07/08 without silly tyre management, just brings back memories of his former driving style. Especially, how he was taking unconventional lines through corners and angles to make up the gap to Vettel which Brundle alluded to.

Sky commentators also made a slight indirect dig at Vettel by saying what would a Hamilton+Newey combination look like. Reminiscent to what Alonso said about racing Newey

#29 stanga

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:15

Silverstone 2008 and China 2011.

#30 F1isZen

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:15

China 2011.


Yep, China 2011 for me

#31 Risil

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:19

Super. Question is though, will we see him at the front of a Grand Prix again?

#32 alg7_munif

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:19

For me until today it will always be Spa 2008. The first car to cross the finish line regardless of what happened after that.

#33 F1ultimate

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:27

For me until today it will always be Spa 2008. The first car to cross the finish line regardless of what happened after that.


Whenever someone mentioned Spa 08 a part of me dies. I will never forgive the FIA for that race. It hurt me more than China 07.

#34 Coral

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:29

It was certainly one of his best wins, but nothing beats Silverstone 2008 for me...Lewis was absolutely sensational that day...he won by over a minute! But Lewis was fabulous today. Most importantly, he showed that he could compete with Vettel/RBR in a straight fight. :)

Edit: oh yes, Spa 2008...another of Lewis's best wins, which he was robbed of. That is another race I'll never forget, I was on my feet screaming and shouting when Lewis passed Kimi. Sigh. The scary thing about that travesty is how close it came to robbing Lewis of the WDC. Whenever I think of how many races Lewis has won, I always want to add one on.

Edited by Coral, 18 November 2012 - 21:35.


#35 velgajski1

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:29

Wouldn't say so, there's 4-5 more memorable races from Lewis at least.

#36 Nonesuch

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:31

Not even close.

Silverstone '08

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Edited by Nonesuch, 18 November 2012 - 21:31.


#37 GiancarloF1

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:33

No. Britain 08 first, China 11 second, Germany 08 third, Japan 07 fourth, Germany 11 fifth. Then comes this one.

#38 Dalin80

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:35

Germany 08, late fightback after being knocked down and off strategy by a safety car following a weekend of perfect driving.

#39 syph0nJZ05

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:35

I never saw Hamilton as one of the best drivers on the grid, but today he surely was.

Laughable.

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#40 KimiSolberg

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:36

Awesome win for Lewis! A fantastic race and I´m not a huge Hamilton fan. The tears from Vettel made the race even sweeter. I love the German, but he really should learn how to be cool. To quote life coach Samuel L. Jackson: B#%ch be cool!

#41 GiancarloF1

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:42

Great victory to show, when the car is there, he has everything that Vettel does. I can't remember a time where the Mclaren and Red Bull have been so close in performance in the last 3 years...

But Silverstone '08 will always be the special one for me.


Spain 11, Canada 11? They were really close there.

#42 mnmracer

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:45

He's won races when he didn't have the fastest car. McLaren clearly was the car to have on Sunday.
Great win nevertheless.

#43 whitevisor

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:48

Yep, China 2011 for me


Too much Pirelli in that for me.

#44 nimbus111

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:51

not his best win i think but an amazing drive for sure. DRS helped him but he did ALOT of work catching and keeping up with Vettel till the right time before that. the DRS simply assisted an already hard earned overtake by Hamilton. Great job!! :wave:

#45 F1isZen

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:52

Spain 11, Canada 11? They were really close there.


Please explain why Mclaren or how Mclaren was better to have than a Redbull so we can have some laughs please

#46 ali.unal

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:52

F1Zone @f1zone
Anthony Hamilton believes that his son's victory is the finest of his F1 career

For me, it is China 2008. He was phenomenal throughout the weekend. He was sublime. Yes, he controlled the race from the beginning, but still, there was not any driver on track on that day who could have possibly outclass him.

Edited by ali.unal, 18 November 2012 - 21:56.


#47 DarthWillie

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:56

No, easy win in clearly the best car, had he been better geared for the drs zone he would have passed way earlier.
Silverstone 2008 and Fuji 2008 are so much more impressive they shouldn't be in the same post

#48 ali.unal

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:58

No, easy win in clearly the best car, had he been better geared for the drs zone he would have passed way earlier.
Silverstone 2008 and Fuji 2008 are so much more impressive they shouldn't be in the same post

Only Fernando Alonso won it.

#49 syph0nJZ05

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:58

No, easy win in clearly the best car, had he been better geared for the drs zone he would have passed way earlier.
Silverstone 2008 and Fuji 2008 are so much more impressive they shouldn't be in the same post

:up:

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:59

Pedantry: Fuji '08 is actually among his worst drives. '07 is the year you want.