I'm not sure why the denial about 2018, apart from extreme fluffing of Vettel's pillows! Or perhaps you meant Rosberg with respect to preventing Hamilton having a July chamipnship.
I'll be the first to admit I don't always succeed in doing so, but I try not to bring up Rosberg when discussing Hamilton. I can do without another run-down of all the terrible and disproportional technical misfortune Hamilton faced every time he lost to Rosberg.
I suspect Arrivabene is more of a scapegoat than anything else, and this move will only increase the pressure internally.
Possible, but he is the man in charge. At some point that responsibility comes knocking. He's been there for four years, that's a good stint. I'm not sure how true the stories about Ferrari's pressure are. Or rather, all F1 teams are under pressure. I'm convinced Mercedes didn't become the most dominant team ever by having staff that shows up for work and takes it easy, only to go home an hour early. The trick is having a good organisation to get these people to do the best they can.
If the stories are to be believed, Arrivabene and Marchionne straightened out a lot of the faults in the operation of the team. That's good. But now it's time for someone else to take things even further. We'll see if that works out. Maybe it will, maybe it won't. Time will tell!
Uhmm..., that's a mighty stretch. It:s basically saying everyone else on the grid would have made the same no. or more mistakes than Vettel those last two years.
Not quite. It's saying that Vettel was the one making these championships interesting. It's fair enough that some think Rosberg was an interesting foil for Hamilton, but I don't. Other than those three dreadfully boring years, Vettel has been the man in the championship spotlight, right from 2009 through to today.
Why others weren't around to compete for championships is their problem. It is of course true that I neglected to mention Alonso was also major player in 2010 and 2012, as these were three or even four-way squabbles. Fair enough.
Edited by Nonesuch, 07 January 2019 - 19:51.