A big difference between motorsport and other sports is that anybody can go out and play a game of football, basketball, hockey. Anybody can learn to play, usually in school. Not everyone can go out and drive a racing car, work with engineers, enjoy the benefits of data logging, etc. I've always believed thats one of the reasons complicated forms of racing aren't huge in the States, but anyway...
I didn't say you need experience to discuss driving style and data analysis, but without it, I don't know how you'd have much basis to form opinions. If I'm talking about a field which is largely foreign to me, I try not to stand too firmly on an opinion, and instead consider those of folks who do have experience, so that I can learn. Its also just really hard to have meaningful discussion when people have differing levels of experience and steadfast opinions.
That's a little bit rich considering how easily you dismissed Paul opinion. I am sure he is in a much better position to make those statements than anybody here or possibly anybody in F1 period.
Not sure if Paul has eyes on enough telemetry to make that statement believable. Can't imagine all the teams would trust one individual to look at that and not spill any, intentionally or otherwise. Pirelli of course sees some things, but its many different people analyzing data collected from the teams...I'd be really surprised if Paul actually had evidence to back that up as more than an educated guess. I'll ask him though. Not about Lewis, but what type of data he sees.