They can go around him. Hamilton is entitled to take all the time he wants on his outlap. If they want to slow down behind him then that’s their problem.
People calling for a penalty here need to relax a bit. Nobody stopped Max or Checo from passing Hamilton.
Nice round of boos for HAM
Talks of penalties are a bit ott. Obviously any car could have headed out whenever they want.
We should head down the route of the final session being one hot lap per car - one car at a time.
Lewis, you crafty fox 😂
Similar gap over the line between Bottas to Hamilton and then Hamilton to Verstappen
Don't know why the outrage against Hamilton
I suppose that was technically correct but it just looks shite.
Looking like Mercedes weekend, RB starting on softs will make it a decent start, but strategy wise Mercedes hold all the cards.
That was a bit crap, we were robbed of a decent shootout
that was a bit of an anti climax to end q3!
Because it’s Hamilton and there needs to be a completely separate rule book which stops him being competitive.
Mercedes winding up red bull! Why did vettel only do one lap?
Hamilton getting booed by the fans. Seemed like a intentional slow out lap to try upset red bull. D1ck move
No he isnt actually.
If Red Bull wanted to, they could of gone out first.
That was the equivalent of Austria 2002. Technically allowed but poor sportsmanship. Boos deserved.
You want to show me what rule he broke then?
Oh god, if anything the booing fuels me, playing the pantomime villain well. Rise above it Lewis.
I never suggested he should get a penalty, others did. But it absolutely was taking the mick. That's not against the letter of the rules, it's just not very sporting. I'm not surprised because Hamilton isn't a very sporting guy imo.
Those aren’t the best fans
There is a time set by stewards they have to stick to to avoid backing up too much. It was even mentioned on comms
you never here boos like that for Hamilton. I actually reckon he’s loving it!
You could argue that Bottas was the real villain there, if there was one, after all he set the pace at the front of the line.
And he broke that time did he? Because even if he did, both Verstappen and Perez did too
He may not have broken any rules, but he cannot take all the time he wants -they have a limit before it is called driving unnecessarily slow - think they quoted 1:31:00 earlier
Exactly. Hamilton looked after himself while everyone else foaming at the mouth over it, they could have passed him or gone out ahead of him. He's under no obligation to go fast enough that the cars behind him make the line. He was within the allowed limits. It's their problem they didn't call the margins right.
Max didn't complain in the interview. He knows the score.
Funny that you seem to think I’m aiming my post at you when, as you rightly pointed out, you never said he should get a penalty.
This faux-outrage that is levelled at Hamilton every single week is just boring now. He’s not allowed to do anything in the eyes of boards.
Oh sorry, he can take all the time he wants within the limits.
He must have broken that rule then or maybe he didn’t and did nothing wrong?
Whats the outrage about then?
No unbiased viewer could watch a driver deliberately spoil their competitor’s qualifying lap in that manner and respond by saying “they’re not breaking any rules”.
I wasn't suggesting you were aiming at me at all. I just chimed in with my two cents. I would have thought my posting history shows I am not one of those people who overreacts to every little thing Hamilton does, but sure you keep fighting the good fight
Max and Perez could have passed him at any stage they wanted. It's Red Bull's mistake that they didn't warn him or get him ahead of Hamilton