@f1osaurus Verstappen lost track position at the first stops and he couldn’t regain it because Mercedes pitted Hamilton early the second time as well. The only thing he could do was to pit much later and give […]
@f1osaurus Well, this was a bit of a weird discussion, don’t you think? I agreed (and still agree) with your first statement (“Still overall [Verstappen] had the fastest strategy, he simply lacked the track […]
@f1osaurus You’re obsessed with Verstappen’s second stint and the color of the sidewall of his tires, which is not the whole picture. Verstappen was always going to drop behind Hamilton. It doesn’t really matter […]
@f1osaurus After all of your points have been debunked I think that’s a bit of a strange comment.
@f1osaurus Fact remains, Hamilton did lose a lot of time during that final stint. It almost cost him the race.
The fuel-corrected lap times per stint developed roughly as follows:
1st stint […]
@f1osaurus Please read my earlier comments, so I don’t have to repeat myself all the time. You might actually learn something.
is this effect worse on medium tyres or on hards?
For the umpteenth time: it’s […]
@f1osaurus It is perfectly natural to lose time on worn tires compared to someone on fresh tires, it’s part of the game. Verstappen regained this lost time (and a bit more) on fresh later in the race. Had he […]
@f1osaurus Red Bull switching to the hard tires at the first stop may have been a good idea, but apart from the advantage of not needing to stop again, I don’t think it would have made a huge difference. Let me […]
F1 in Figures commented on the post, 10 years of DRS: Should F1 wean itself off push-button passes? 1 week, 2 days ago
Who knows. With DRS Vettel probably would have been able to pass Webber in Turkey or Button in Belgium, for example. The 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was just boring. I expected Alonso to quickly pass Petrov, but […]
@f1osaurus You’re contradicting yourself. First you say Red Bull made a mistake by not having two sets of hard tires for the race, which forced them to do two stints on the medium tire, then you somehow argue […]
@f1osaurus Thank you for your comment. Having analyzed the race myself, these are my replies:
Mercedes didn’t even take a gamble really either. They had P2 and if their “gamble” failed then it would still be P2 […]
@f1osaurus What won him the race was Hamilton’s mega 28-lap stint at the end of the race. He managed those tires without losing too much performance. At the end of the race his pace was still alright; Verstappen […]
F1 in Figures commented on the post, Mercedes strategy didn't catch us by surprise – Red Bull 1 week, 5 days ago
@aiii True. This race could have gone either way in the end. Had Verstappen and Hamilton switched strategies, their roles would be reversed and it would again be a 50-50 situation (at best) for Red Bull, as in […]
F1 in Figures commented on the post, Giving up track position was key factor in defeat to Mercedes – Verstappen 2 weeks ago
Mercedes really had to sacrifice Hamilton’s strategy in order to gain track position. Still, it took Verstappen a very long time to catch up. Hamilton was faster on race day, which is probably something Red Bull […]
According to Masi, it hadn’t:
Masi insisted there had not been any change in how track limits were enforced. While he did not mention Hamilton by name, he did indicate one driver had not complied with their […]
(…) yes [you may run wide], but only if you are not gaining an advantage. And that was in the notes.”
OK, but how is going faster not gaining an advantage? So it’s perfectly acceptable to run wide when you’re […]
Interesting post. I think Rosberg was clearly better than Bottas, but this is somewhat obscured by the way the data is presented.
In terms of points scored:
Rosberg – Hamilton 47.2%-52.8%; Rosberg scored 89% […]
@petebaldwin True. I think Leclerc had an incredibly strong season. That Ferrari was hard to drive (it was a little unpredictable) and under-powered, no wonder even a 4-times world champion struggled to even score […]
F1 in Figures commented on the post, Russell's Mercedes experience may help Williams improve "atrocious" starts 3 months ago
@thegianthogweed Still it’s strange that his single Mercedes start was pretty good, so maybe it isn’t the driver after all. Or maybe the car is so good that even a poor starter can get a good getaway. Having said […]
Very interesting comment, but @jerejj was referring to the Sakhir Grand Prix.
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