Bourbon, your constant defense of Vettel, no matter what, is childish.
I get it, you support him and wish him to do well. That's fine. But to reject every criticism so vehemently and insist he 'shouldn't' change a thing is immature.
First, I do support him. Second, I have my own opinion, which I have every right to voice. Third, I do not reject every criticism, only those I disagree with. Criticism is not valid merely because we value our opinion and feel it is correct. Be it criticism or praise, it still boils down to being an opinion that not everyone will agree with. I disagree with you, but I it does not invalidate your opinion, it just means that at least two opinions remain out there in the marketplace of ideas. Yours and mine.
Everyone has the ability to improve, and Sebastian, while very successful to date does exhibit some major failings from time to time. If he were to rectify them, he could be an even greater racing driver.
Everyone does have the ability to improve, but I do not believe fans are best suited to determine in what ways or by what means improvement can be had. I feel that Sebastian has done an excellent job to date in improving over time and I believe that he will continue to do so. He, with whomever he places his trust in, will determine what he needs to do to continue his success and he will do it. He has shown that he can and will change to increase his performance, so I don't have any doubt about that.
That said, I do not think that drivers venting on the radio is a major failing, unless they are doing so with the singular purpose of illegitimately granting themselves an unwarranted advantage. But normal everyday venting following an occurence of the type we are discussing here, is normal to athletes in competitive sports. So I do not share your opinion that this is some kind of major failing that merits criticism. In the heat of the adrenaline pumped moment, drivers say all kinds of things; venting likely helps them get over the moment and refocus so that they can move on with success. After the race, they may see it in a different light, and that is as expected as not, depending on the incident and the driver.
Do you not want that?
What I want is immaterial. What Sebastian wants is what matters. I am certain he wants to improve his performance and I feel he is doing so over time by the best ways and means possible. As fans, we can second guess what those ways and means are, but it boils down to a fun exercise and nothing more, imo.
Edited by bourbon, 23 November 2012 - 22:04.