People, all Lewis needs to do is be on top 5 for rest of the year and he gets the title. He’ll pushbjbjust enough but not finishing a race in top 5 or losing all points in a race would be a big headache. Yes wins matter but the title will moreso. Driving for a title is way different then for a race... people seems to forget that.
Even next year, getting maximum points is way more important then always finishing 1st.. ask Nico. It’s not the number of wins that get you title.
It’s amazing Bottas is even still in the run considering the win ratio between them..
Max still needs to learn that...these past 2 weekends are proof he still has a bit of learning to do to get the car home everytime and to stop being stupid at the start of races.
Charles gets he needs to assert himself in the team to get the favouritism away from Seb and has done that bang on perfect all season... he knew winning here would set him as the bonafide no1 now for the season and for his career theilre for a long time to come. Seb will never now be the driver within the team he once was. He needs to get out and get into that RB or Mercedes now... but man that’s goibg to be tough...
So Lewis biggest headache is knowing Charles and Max willing to risk an off against him knowing their title challenge is zero so not finishing a race vs going for a victory doesn’t effect them any but for Lewis it’s a tall ask to go to absolute limit in defence or a pass..
Next season it all depends on which car comes out the best for most of the tracks on who’ll be the most careful and who’ll put out their elbows and shove people around not caring about an off.
Edited by Paco, 09 September 2019 - 16:38.