Post by a425couple Post by CS
LH got a 5 second penalty. So why not switch to gap VB by say 4 secs
and then switch back at the last corner???
Very poor strategy throwing away a 1-2, unless Mercedes hierarchy want
VB to have a realistic Championship chance??
There are lots of ways for that to go totally wrong.
When you have a solid safe first, deposit it in the bank!
Support for my "lots of ways for that to go totally wrong"
"The only time Mercedes did consider perhaps interfering with the
positions was in the closing stages when Hamilton had a five-second
penalty for his collision with Alex Albon.
The pit wall discussed the idea of telling Bottas to let Hamilton
through so the British driver could extend a gap to protect second
place, but in the end it was felt too complicated a situation to manage.
Wolff added: "Maybe with all the information afterwards we would have
gotten P3. There was a discussion, but that starts to get really messy.
"We've had it in Budapest many years ago, and we nearly got overtaken by
[Max] Verstappen. The thinking that I had was that you need to explain
to Valtteri what is going on, that there is a five-second penalty, and
then ask Lewis in the last lap to let Valtteri pass again.
"So if Valtteri can't keep up, he can't let him past, and if [Charles]
Leclerc and [Lando] Norris on fresh tyres are on his gearbox, then
obviously Valtteri rather than winning the race ends up fourth. Too much
complexity to do such a switch. Too much risk."