The day “Hamfosi” revealed their true nature

One year ago, Lewis Hamilton was the centre piece of a witch hunt. His fans saw him as a sabotage victim and made accusations against Mercedes, not a huge surprise to F1 fans who observe such behaviour by Hamilton’s staunchest supporters frequently on social media.

How things have changed now. Evidenced by Mercedes failure to capitalise on Bottas pole position in Bahrain with poor strategy and incorrect tyre pressures, this weekend see’s Lewis as a probable race winner unless Ferrari really surprise the circus with it’s tyre tricks. Should the team from pasta country somehow demonstrate that their formidable, and probably cheating, the SF70H (H stands Hypocrite?) is able to pull a proverbial rabbit out of the hat by keeping it’s tyres good in cool as well as hot conditions and take victory in Putin’s backyard.

Lets not forget that in the spring of 2016, Lewis Hamilton went out of the Chinese GP with a defect – an issue in the electric generator, the engine part that draws energy on the turbocharger got critically hot and failed. Then an identical defect occurred in Russia. This brought the rabid Hamfosi to take to their chosen favoured social media to vent and cry havoc. How could his Mercedes team mate and underling, Nico Rosberg achieve another victory without assistance they cried in unison?

In an unprecedented move, Mercedes felt compelled to write an open letter in response to the incredible accusations levelled at the team.

“There is no ‘A’ or ‘B’ team here,” Mercedes assured its followers. “Every single member of the crew has earned their right to be counted among the elite of their trade – and have sacrificed much to do so.”

Addressing “the haters, the naysayers, the conspirators” the team declared, “if we can convince even half of you of what we really stand for, we’ll consider that a battle well won”.

Team boss Toto Wolff was less diplomatic: “Anyone who insinuates this is insane, you can not take it seriously! Why on earth should we tie a driver back?”

“We are a little bit concerned about taking such people seriously, a bunch of lunatics lying in their beds with their laptops on their chests. Sometimes I really wonder what is going on in their heads. ”

Hamilton himself urged his fans to “respect” his Mercedes team amid wild claims that they are deliberately conspiring against him this season.

“I’d like to ask that you please trust in my team, as I do,” Hamilton wrote. “This is my family. These guys have been the greatest, hardest working people for me, and that is why I am now a three-time world champion.”

Fortunately for F1 fans across the spectrum this year, we’ve been spared similar crazy comments so far. For one reason or another, the status of the season seems to be set as a clear no.1 and no.2 driver in both Mercedes and Ferrari camps.

That said, this relative calm will likely change should Ferrari get ahead of Mercedes in Sochi this weekend. The Hamfosi might just be informed enough to realise that whoever wins the Russian Grand Prix has gone on to take the Drivers Championship.

The clock is ticking…

15 responses to “The day “Hamfosi” revealed their true nature

  1. What’s this? Another “HAM sucks” article by The Judge? How surprising… What is the real point of this rubbish?

  2. Its a long season albeit not as long as last year….It’s a bit premature to say whoever wins this wins the championship….Lets wait until we have about 5 or so races left in the season then we can make a more informed ‘prediction’…..

    • Very true. But I’m merely pointing out that since the Russian GP started, the winner has gone on to clinch the WDC. Hamfosi are a superstitious lot 😉

  3. “Should the team from pasta country somehow demonstrate that their formidable, and probably cheating, the SF70H (H stands Hypocrite?)”

    Any proof to back up Ferrari are cheating? And with the language errors that litter this piece I have a pretty good idea who the real author is.

    • Just more nonsense from the judge. That line was thrown in but has no relevance to the rest of the post and is unsubstantiated.

        • But y̶o̶u̶ the author of this piece did use the word “cheating” If y̶o̶u̶ the author didn’t mean it why did you use it? Maybe for the same reason someone would hope Ferrari’s engines would blow up and for dramatic effect uses a picture of Berger’s Ferrari in a ball of flame after having crashing into a barrier at Imola???

          • I’ve been amongst plenty of F1 teams and teams in other series to know that they all ‘cheat’ in varying degrees and freely admit it. Bending rules and hiding those that are too close to the line is part and parcel of Motorsport. There is no malice or ill feeling using the word in the article. It is simply common practice and bravo Ferrari for achieving movable aero and get away with it 👍

    • I don’t agree with that sentence either. My piece was never meant as a ‘Ferrari is cheating’ argument. First of all I don’t think they are cheating. They are moving within the gray area’s of the rules. Nothing illegal about that. Secondly, if you accuse them of such a thing it’s never good to start with an offensive statement.

      • Your artitle was very very good, I will say that rules are meant to be bent and even circumnavigated entirely. Ferrari have certainly done that if what you wrote is true. Interpretation is everything and there are many who call similar rule bending as cheating. These things have been argued in courts before!

          • That’s completely right. The FIA have tested the components and they have all passed the tests. Therefore they are legal. There has been no cheating.

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