marmer wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:14 pm
one does have to ask why hamilton put himself there. overtaking round the outside on that corner always leaves you at risk of being punted off if charles locked up and it could have easily been a DNF.
dive up the inside and suddenly charles either has to give space or be hit or back off. going deep if hamilton out brakes him leaves him impossble to get around albit exposed on exit speed as its such a tight turn.
He overtook Vettel around the outside the last year.
Plus putting your car there takes space away from the other guy which compromises his line through, and opens up a potential run out of the exit of the chicane (eg cutback). At the very least it will allow you to keep a closer following distance into the next straight, which might help keep you that little bit closer all the way to the next DRS zone.
Recall Leclerc blocked the inside line, so the choices were:
1) Lift off and allow Leclerc to take his normal line.
2) Go side by side and increase pressure, open up the potential for a pass.