Post by build Post by D Munz
I'm not quite sure what to make of Lewis' outreach to Max this week.
On one had, going over for a quick handshake and all that seems like
a good thing to do.
On the other hand, throwing out comments to the effect of '...as the
older, wiser driver...' and '...since my team is competing at the
front, I have to be more careful...' just screams "mind games."
And then DR jumped right in with his "I would have gone for the pass" comment.
Looks like psych-war game on between Merc and Red Bull.
We will see.
OK, OK, sorry about the baited subject change, I blame the devil.
"Immovable object meets unstoppable force" was the other version.
In the post race interviews Hamilton played his cards well by at first
pretending he couldn't remember the incident then saying "Oh, yeah,
that" and blaming Max saying it was unnecessary, etc but then
summed-up by saying it was a racing incident, leaving an opportunity
to backtrack, very clever PR.
Max on the other hand was belligerent blaming Lewis and claiming there
was a cars width, which there wasn't. Awkward PR.
In my opinion; Max was never going to back off, he had the position
and a lot less to lose than Lewis. Lewis on the other hand had a lot
more to lose and should have known Max would not back off so he should
have conceded a few inches of track, Max had the position anyway, let
Max go after all at Bahrain Lewis could and would have overtaken Max
As for the subsequent comments, just attempted mind games, usual stuff
although I must say Lewis is getting damned good at it.