It is now 12 months since Juan Pablo Montoya walked out on F1 and thereby triggered a series of events that resulted in Lewis Hamilton's graduation to the McLaren-Mercedes F1 team this year.
You won't need to be told that Hamilton has since performed sensationally well. In particular he has adapted better than many to the handling of an F1 car on the Bridgestone control tyres. Many drivers - particularly those used to Michelins, like Fernando Alonso - have found that these tyres do not allow them to really lean on the front of the car. They feel they are having to ease into the corner rather than attack it. They feel like they could go much quicker into the turn than the car is allowing them.
Beyond a certain point of cornering load these front tyres will not accept much steering lock. Find yourself running wide with too fast an entry and applying more lock only very gradually changes the car's direction. You lose much of your momentum as you wait for it to respond.
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