Post by geoff
WTF were Merc thinking putting their two out behind the pack for the
last run ?
And not sure which Merc got out first, but you would think the driver
with the (so far) quickest time would be the one to the the
(relatively) clearer run by getting out first.
Merc tried to get them out sooner but after Valterri left the garage Lewis
was held for quite a while as several other cars were going past. Valterri
waited at the end of the pit lane until Hamilton was behind him before he
left the pits. This left them dangerously close to not being able to warm
their tyres enough on their out lap *and* get to the S/F line in time to
start their flying laps. In fact Lewis' tyre warming was compromised hence
the slow start to his qually lap.
So it was a Mercedes / Valterri's team error (?) sending Valterri out when
other cars were coming down the pit lane to block Hamilton - he should have
been out 3 seconds sooner. Also Mercedes tend to alternate who goes first in
qualifying from session to session - or sometimes grand prix to grand prix.
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