Post by larkim
I wasn’t watching in slow motion.
I’m not aware of huge volumes of quotes by F1 drivers about the level
of control that he had - lots of those drivers didn’t like the
Then you need to look at this:
Do you see that last flat spot in the throttle graph just half a second
before he finally goes to full throttle?
That is a classic sign that the car was NOT under full control. He
THOUGHT he had it, and started adding 4.75s, but had to back out of it.
If the car was under control...
If he really could have driven more to left and provided Hamilton more room.
...his throttle trace would show one progressive move back to full throttle.
Unless you're seriously suggesting that he'd pull of this amazing feat
of blocking Lewis, but leave himself as close to Hamilton as possible
after it was done.
That data was pulled off F1 Live Timing:
'I took the telemetry from the F1 live timings. It is not 100% accurate.
For example, braking is displayed as either 0% or 100%. Basically, it is
accurate when the pedal is not pressed, but not entirely accurate when
the pedal is pressed. While this is not a perfect display of what
happened in real life, we do get an insight of what happened during the
incident. You can click right or left on the image to see the telemetry
of the incident for both Hamilton and Vettel.'
Note the trace they provide of Lewis throttle after 2.9s; progressive
without break... ...until he does have to brake for Vettel's presence.