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Author Topic: Ferrari chief Vasseur lauds Max's lack of F1 race mistakes  (Read 5827 times)

Offline John S

Ferrari chief Vasseur lauds Max's lack of F1 race mistakes
« on: October 04, 2023, 10:21:23 AM »
I personally hadn't thought about this element, lack of mistakes, in Max's dominant performance both this year and last.
Is this the special ingredient that makes some observers, in the paddock now or previously, say Max may be well on course to become the GOAT?

Love or loathe him Max does make driving an F1 car fast look ridiculously easy - it can't be just the car surely?

Racing is Life - everything else is just....waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Jericoke

Re: Ferrari chief Vasseur lauds Max's lack of F1 race mistakes
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2023, 01:45:49 PM »
There's no doubt that Max is a very talented race car driver.  Not making mistakes is certainly an underrated aspect of that.  (Look at Sargent and Stroll, I feel like they only make mistakes this year).

Now, it's also worth noting that most mistakes come from pressure.  We've seen Sebastian Vettel's Achilles heel was driving under pressure.  Lewis Hamilton has his share of crashes caused by mistakes under high pressure.  In 2021, when Max was under pressure he was making his fair share of mistakes, plus a few more from his youthful impetuousness.  In 2022 and especially 2023, he doesn't have that pressure, so the pressure borne mistakes aren't going to show up.  Part of being in the right car at the right time. 

Similarly, Red Bull isn't making mistakes.  There's a lot of people, a lot of moving parts (literally and figuratively) so the entire team has done a spectacular job.  Max deserves the credit.  Newey deserves the credit, but so does Horner for running the whole thing.


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