Burkie1203 wrote: »
Coulthard claiming F1 shot itself in the foot with Hamilton's penalty because how would the driver or team know ......
afatbollix wrote: »
No he said he could pull a 5 second gap after 3 laps.
Which he did at the begining of the race. But it didn't matter as James said he would come out in fresh air when ever he pitted so it didn't matter.
Joeface wrote: »
He did pass 10 cars getting to 7th , but I did not see it as been as easy as what Mercedes normally get. Even looking at the over take on Russell highlights it , He had DRS against the Williams and it actually looks laboured , He is faster but I expected it to be more. Mercedes were saying he would make to P6 and Normally that would be a given , but with out the other engine modes and Been stuck behind cars . It really did hamper him. A lot of off racing line driving to cool off the engine . Mercedes had to do that more than any other Team as far as I could see in the cooling off , or maybe TV just showed that for the Drama.
Bottas cannot afford another bad start , he just got swallowed up and really struggled against the straight line speed of the Renault powered cars Was enough to keep him at bay.
astrofluff wrote: »
Ocon wasn't playing cute and tried to hang the team yesterday:https://twitter.com/chris1701D/status/1302665845110460419?s=19
murphyebass wrote: »
That’s ****in brilliant.
He should have kept saying it like it was. I’d say the engineer would have eventually gone SHUUUTT UP!!!!!!!
vectra wrote: »
Did you listen to the build up?
It was specifically reported that the mercs were down on top speed.
Hijpo wrote: »
So was he highlighting something they knew was going to happen from the start and didnt bother mitigating against or was it a decision made or not made during the race?
Is there more info on it?
Hijpo wrote: »
Did I hear correct that Hamilton figured he could best the rest by 5 seconds of he waited until the second lap to do the penalty instead of immediately after the SC?