Author : cmunroe

If you were offered the following two choices which describe the type/character/substance of the motor racing events you would spend your weekend watching :

i) Snails crossing an unused footpath or

ii) Colin McRae in a 555-liveried Subaru WRC, attacking Rally Corsica’s tarmac stages.

Which would you chose?

The rhetorical nature of the question is not disguised ! Lol


So at Silverstone, at the second edition of his 2020 home GP, Lewis Hamilton, in qualifying, was stunned by his team-mate and during the race, despite being jabbed relentlessly, he launched a valiant comeback, but had no potent response for Verstappen and subsequently lost the bout on all scorecards.

For reasons that will be dissected and left bare for all to examine, Hamilton had no answers for the ” real threat ” and surprise winner, Verstappen.

I am certain that Hamilton’s fans worldwide are not amused and blame is possibly, currently, being hurled at every department of the Mercedes AMG outfit. Lol ! But, I will hasten to remind his almost cult-like supporters that a beaten Hamilton is an even more enhanced warrior. A defeated Hamilton is a vengeful, guerilla-warfare tactician!

What does this mean? It means that if Hamilton wins each time the machines roll out, the outcome of the races becomes a predictable affair – monotony races to P1! Do you enjoy monotony?

On the contrary though, when Hamilton loses, we know he is motivated by stern opposition. We know he is adept at launching psychological warfare. We know and appreciate his propensity to immediately seek and dismember his opponents.

So, having said that, the entire grid of drivers, especially Verstappen and to a lesser degree Bottas – who always does his one or two strikes and then he disappears – will possibly be trapped in a restless bind because they know Hamilton will be attacking with unrestrained vengeance whenever the next opportunity appears!

Would you agree that that is a mouth-watering prospect? Do you now see why we should rejoice when Lewis Hamilton loses?

Cecil Munroe Gleaner On-Line Writer

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