- Aug 1, 2005
Great work from Lando, nice recovery from the champ Lewis, Perez had a shocking day altho still a big fan of his.
Incredible achievement from Hamilton to get 100 career poles. You don't consistently dominate teammates (including world champions) without being one of the greatest of all time.
People will mention the cars and the constructor and clearly those are important factors, but his ability in basically all situations to consistently put together an excellent fast lap is just unparalleled. I hadn't realised he's achieved pole in every circuit he's raced at. Amazing.
I thought yesterday's race also showed another reason why Hamilton is maybe the GOAT, at least in the modern era... he can adapt to different strategies better than anyone else. If the first plan isn't working, then he can swap over and execute.
Red Bull had the pace yesterday, but at the expense of the tyres, they were comfortably ahead in the first phase, but they panicked when Hamilton switched to the two-stop and they should have covered it off, but didn't. If you're Mercedes where you have a fast car and a driver who can look after the tyres and switch strategies then that will always give you an opportunity to win a race when coming from behind.