Can we please discuss the fact that a lapped car was shown the blue flag "9 TIMES" before letting the leader pass with the FIA not even investigating this offense? I think this has rubbed us a thrilling fight for the win more than anything . I also think that the FIA appears to be more lean on giving penalties to Merc compared to Ferrari!
One thing I think that is interesting about the race, was that Sainz. Ant picked up on the fact that Sainz was given some 9 blue flags before he let Vettel past... that added up to over a second and could have allowed him to jump Bottas and go after the win.
But no stewards enquiry...
This is a social media dominant age, and drivers should think about having a bigger public image if they want the sport they love to survive.
Hamilton gets cross examined almost in the same way Raheem Sterling does for England. It's not fair, nor is it relevant to what he does on the actual job.
These two comments seem at odds with each other somewhat - I agree that athletes should engage with the public as much as they can, and social media allows them to do that so much more easily than it has ever been before. I'd agree to a certain extent that some 'cross examination' (or criticism) is unfair, but they can't have it both ways - don't forget that these guys not only get paid millions for their sporting prowess, but are also paid millions to appear on social media (and elsewhere) wearing certain clothes, to be seen in certain locations with certain people, and even to say certain things. At least LH has the good sense to avoid courting controversy outside of his sport - sporting controversy is (mostly) good, personal controversy is almost universally bad. Either way, athletes such as LH don't have much of a choice as to whether they engage on social media lest they wish to throw away millions in lucrative endorsement deals, and as such they need to be able to take the rough with the smooth. LH strikes a pretty good balance, though at the end of the day, I doubt that he gives much of a damn what people say about him when he is well on his way to being a billionaire.