Sometimes, giving out too much factual information can be a bad thing. A prime example was Lewis Hamilton's performance in Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix. As the race unfolded and strategies became clear, it seemed that Hamilton had resorted to a three-stop strategy in order to shake up the championship-leading Ferraris.
When Hamilton blazed past race leader and overwhelming favourite Felipe Massa under braking for turn 12, and then proceeded to pull out an advantage of around one second per lap, it was immediately reminiscent of some of Michael Schumacher's most thrilling victories.
Lewis Hamilton passes Felipe Massa for the lead of the Turkish Grand Prix © XPB/LAT
It also echoed a truism of modern Formula One - that if you can't beat the opposition using a conventional strategy, then switch to the unorthodox.
Even though he wasn't able to stay ahead of Massa, the Turkish performance would still have marked Hamilton as a bold campaigner who isn't afraid to try the unconventional, who goes out and creates his own luck on the track.