f1316 wrote:Does anyone else think that, despite Hamilton doing very well to get up to 8th, he got a certain distance - mainly in the first stint - and the nature of the Pirelli tyres prevented him from getting any further, despite his obvious pace?
I'm just thinking that, having made it up to 4th after others had stopped and he hadn't, it would once have meant they all had two stops left and he would have been in a very strong position to push on. Granted, he wasn't carrying extra fuel at the start by running a two-stopper (as he once would have been) but I can't help but thing he got a certain way by driving quickly and then the nature of the current formula meant he could not push any more for the sake of his strategy.
This is an instance where, I think, Pirelli tyres are limiting what everyone likes to call "the show"; that is, preventing someone from producing a truly great performance. I should point out that I'm not a McLaren or Hamilton fan (quite the opposite!), but that's my objective opinion on what he might have been able to achieve and the fact that I'm increasingly sceptical about the tyres and the "show".
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