Opinion divides this still evergreen twenty six year old dutchman. Throughout 2023 his personal performances have been nothing short of supreme. Yet the question still lingers oh it’s cause he’s in a red bull. From yes the farcical events of 2021 showdown which Max still gets the brunt of chastisement, cause of poor refereeing from Mr Masi.
His legacy is growing and the reason to date is because he is simply simply very fast…. Over the years and greats that live and lived the debates form. With x7🏆Schumacher better than Lewis probably yes Micheal never beaten to a title by teammate although Irvine could have Fangio stands alone a great like Clark with a masterful record hard to compare from the days of pure speed and danger. Vettel better Prost never. Seb peaked mid twenties and was a loose wheel to wheel racer. While Prost the master stayed razor until his 4 title and out. Then the x3🏆 club Senna okay going to say it Max with a similar love hate fan relationship is above the great man. Gone too soon and would possibly won more Max has a better killer Instinct. Stewart vs Brabham okay the Australian 🇦🇺 pure genius in an era where too many drivers fell. Lauda vs Piquet easy Niki hands down tenacity speed and pure fight beats the ever colourful Nelson. Max stats although not always the best measure eclipse all these warriors with the orange army only growing in 24.
Motorsports leading authority the FIA needs to take a long hard look at themselves as the grey areas or not so of keeping an F1 car on the black stuff (track) is becoming a joke. In the US the fans seem either annoyed or complete lost by the rules. Why don’t we just go back to the 90’s where run offs where gravel or grass, yes safety has improved for the better. But running 5mm over a kerb and exceeding track limits is getting a little daft at the pinnacle of our sport. Take parabolica in Italy nice tarmac apron every driver keeps their foot in track limits or not. The PlayStation generation has not helped but if they had kept gravel at least the risk over reward and track limits would not be as laughable as explaining the current affairs to friends in the pub.
Fast aggressive in 23 moments of promise take Qatar 🇶🇦 could have been so much more and Singapore 🇸🇬 heartache.
100 races up now one brilliant win to his name. Is 23 going to be the making of this super fast competitive animal who is every inch a match for the great master Hamilton on his day. Like it or not 2024 will make or break this stars path. Mercedes should and will hopefully bring more to the party. In doing that after being for the best part of 23 out done by Lewis, George needs to become Mr Sunday. Or risk being a shadow. George has the tools aggression, speed, firm ability to compete and defend but like other pilots gone by. George needs to and I believe the errors of this year will make him more consistent. Lewis will always be a measure but with Max, Lando, Oscar and others gaining momentum George please stand up and challenge.
Carlos is he a Barrichello and a good number 2 or an Alonso tifosi bull in the making…….
Charles a master of speed like Kimi with a crown awaiting or a Massa close but no cigar……
Let’s be clear on raw speed the only man capable of living with Max is Charles some of his 21 poles to date have been epic. Yet in races over the past 18 months the results have been just average to fair overall for many a reason.
Carlos this year has been slow to start yet his Singapore 🇸🇬 win was pure class and his Monza drive equally impressive. His speed a match for Charles many a qualifying too.
Broken down next year by buoyant dreams of a Ferrari wining will they materialise. Okay if they do then let’s exchange debate with our crystal ball. Charles hands down has the Saturday edge on qualifying over Carlos. A loose starter but overall would beat Carlos 6-7 out every race day. Although throughout his career silly errors creep in this rapid monegasque will one day achieve the ultimate 🏆. But will it be in the red horse….
Carlos strong in qualifying maybe not always eye catching more solid. In races over recent times I feel a Prost type or more so Alonso long game is his approach to the main race on Sunday. Resulting in a very consistent racer up until 4-5 races ago I never felt a championship would go back to Spain in his hands one day. After some of his displays maybe the foil armoury of his early days is turning to steel now.
Diagnosis Charles will be a champion of world in a kimi type way One day. Carlos more wins await but a title a bridge to far 10 wins at best in his career. Go prove us wrong both in 2024………
©Copyright. All rights reserved.