Post by Bigbird Post by larkim
What could they realistically have done to improve Leclerc’s position?
Pitting early when he had his biggest lead would definitely mean 2
stops, and they needed to use the red tyre.
Leaving him out there to 1 stop despite the degradation was the only choice surely?
It felt like Webber (on the Ch4 coverage) was a little bit harsh, but
perhaps I’ve missed something.
Their strategy for him totally relied on a SC. I was up for them
pitting him before Bottas passed him, Lap31. He would have been 10 or
12 seconds behind Max. He would probably still have need a SC or VSC in
order to make the tyres last but there did appear to be more
opportunity. In the end I'm not sure he had the necessary pace on those
tyres anyway. (Incidentally, he lost a good 2 seconds the lap before
the VSC which was never explained.)
I think they may have sacrificed that opportunity to give Vettel a
chance of getting closer to the Mercs.
The grand total as of Sunday: 4,913 false claims
Last week’s total: 31 false claims
That’s the 75th-worst week of his presidency out of 116 weeks so far.
Can any strategy be constructed that relies on a SC? You can have one which
benefits from a SC, and statistically you'd be a fool not to understand a SC
impact on your intended strategy at Baku, but isn't it a bit unfair to say
they relied on one? Isn't it fairer to say they gave him the best strategy
they could once he was starting on medium tyres?
You might be right about the slightly earlier pitstop, but he'd have still
had to make the softer tyre last a long way, even longer than he managed.
Track position is everything of course, but he'd have still been behind
Max, Seb, LH and VB.