On 18/06/2018 15:40, larkim wrote:
> On Sunday, 17 June 2018 14:48:41 UTC+1, M2T wrote:
>> On 17/06/2018 14:26, Sir Tim wrote:
>>> M2T <***@HomX.com> wrote:
>>>> Sebastien Buemi fucked up and received a 60 second S/S penalty, leaving
>>>> No8 nearly 2+ minutes behind the non-winning Toyota. Fred took over the
>>>> car and he's been taking 6 and 7 seconds a lap off the other one. Fuck
>>>> all to do with ability, he's been allowed to use party mode.
>>> It just looked like great driving to me, but what do I know?
>> No one makes up to 10 seconds a lap on an equal car. The Toyota had
>> plenty in hand and Fred was allowed to use it. He was helped by Lopez
>> driving like a little old lady and some unusually long pit stops for the
>> No 7.
>> Kamui Kobayashi 'missed' a refueling stop and had a slow lap to ensure
>> Fred's car had a nice lead in the last couple of hours.
>> A totally hollow victory, up there with Singapore 2008.
> So where were the purple and green sectors from Fred during this party mode
> stint that you are claiming existed?
> Fred did no more than drive consistently quickly in those laps in the night.
> He was a long way off the 3:17.6 that Buemi posted early on (accepting that
> night time temps etc clearly have an impact) and whilst he was out-pacing
> the #7 car at the time by 1 or 2 seconds per lap consistently, it really
> doesn't look like he was given anything special as the other car had
> similar best laps during that period - they just weren't as consistent.
> I don't disagree btw that the fuelling penalty / missing the pitstop does
> look suspiciously like then wanted to arrange things for the finish, but
> I don't think his nighttime stints look that suspicious to me.
Mike Conway was interviewed straight after his long night shift.
Through gritted teeth he told the interviewer the lead meant his car
could take more time overtaking slower cars.