I agree wholeheartedly Alistair. I've been watching F1 since 1983, almost as long as I can remember. I can't recall any other driver bringing as much excitement into F1 as Lewis did. That includes Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher (I don't rate Schumacher that highly, but that's another debate). He was blisteringly fast right from the outset, yes, he had a top car, but plenty of other rookies got a shot at a top car and failed (DC being one - imagine him losing the title by one point in 1994?) .Hell Razor5543 wrote:When Lewis first appeared on TG, he drove in wet, oily conditions, and still posted a blistering time (and he didn't appear to be trying that hard). He was extended an invitation to return when conditions were better, as it was obvious that he could go a whole lot faster. He returned, he posted an incredible time, and he still didn't appear to break a sweat. That young man is a truly gifted driver.
I think Lewis is the fastest driver on the grid. His main problem over the years is that he seemed to have a Mansell emulator installed - Fastest driver on the grid, as I believe Mansell was in his time, but drove with his balls rather than his brain. Lewis seems to have finally outgrown that, and if Mercedes can get their act together, we should see a few wins this season, and hopefully some more titles to come. He's certainly capable, but is the car?
I had never really heard much about Lewis until I got into GP2. This race is still stuck in memory. I recall watching it live, in amazement.
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