General point, have we all really not learned that “driver A beat driver B in season X, and driver C beat driver A in season Y, therefore driver C must be better than driver B” is far too simplistic a way of judging this stuff? In such a complex sport, is this really the standard of fan analysis?
Agreed. One year left on his contact, very highly paid and supposed to be the defacto #1.
The trend continues and he's in a tough spot if he wants his career to continue in a top level team. Time is ticking, Leclerc is getting ever more comfortable in that team and Seb is under real pressure.
What I have noticed on this forum is that the level expected of Seb has dropped. What is expected of him now (cut the mistakes and be on par with Charles both pace/results wise and he's fine) is in stark contrast to pre season (defacto #1, star/team leader, have a second year driver under control generally).
The bar has well dropped.
The bar has indeed dropped.
The bar was unreasonably high. Setting it that high allows the usual suspects to then argue how **** he is vs the unrealistic expectations they started with.
Edit: Vettel is of course not the only victim of this technique.
Edited by tomjol, Today, 08:38.