LIES, DAMNED LIES AND STATISTICS
But statistics are not everything. Rosberg is driving better this year – and Hamilton occasionally less well – in some crucial ways.
Let’s look at Hamilton rst. Yes, he has had the worse reliability. But as of the summer break, he recovered with that brilliant run of six wins in seven races, which turned a 43-point decit into a 19-point lead. Yet, at the time of writing, he had not won again, and had lost ground at least partly due to his own inconsistency.
He recovered brilliantly in Spa from the back of the grid to third, only to uff his start in Monza after taking a dominant pole and hand Rosberg another win. He drove comparatively poorly in Singapore, would have won in Malaysia had it not been for an engine failure, and then messed up his start again in Japan.