Post by Botham Post by Duddie
HAM & RIC
Both in their class.
Next time try watching the actual race.
Bottas was faster and passed 4 cars.
Four? Raikkonen, lap 1; Stroll, lap 3; Ocon, lap 4; & ...
If he was faster he would have won the race, but he completed the race
distance 4.471s slower than Hamilton. Hamilton's fastest lap was about
0.25s faster than Bottas', though Ricciardo was quicker than both.
Over 51 laps where both Mercedes drivers were running (excluding 2 pit
stop laps), Hamilton was quicker than Bottas on 30 laps, while Bottas
was quicker than Hamilton on 21. Neither driver needed to go any faster
than they did - one or the other might be slower because of traffic or
making a slight error.
Post by Botham
Of course the team then made sure he wasn't allowed to race the 'chump' in front.
Anyone on the grid would have lapped the field in the oil burning supercar.
And 'anyone' doing so would have been stupid, and would probably be out
of a drive.
The last time the winner 'lapped the field' was in 1995 (Damon Hill, AUS
G~P). McLaren were the last team to do it with any regularity (both
drivers) - in the 'eighties. Williams (Mansell/Patrese) did it once in
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