f1ssk wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:07 am
Thank you for clarifying. The F1 feed I watched cut out the battle between Hamilton and Bottas at that very moment and went got back to the battle when Bottas was just ahead of Kimi and the team orders radio message came on.
I take back my opinion ( I should have watched the highlights before commenting) and I feel much better for Hamilton win! Back to just reading comments.
As long as you feel better and you can chose it. https://www.pitpass.com/62484/Mercedes- ... -decisions
"Mercedes strategist explains Hockenheim decisions"
Oh look, they sent "it's James" guy again. You see, it was purely racing, strategic decision, so says the strategy guy
. Only dwellers of the deepest wells of fanatisicm can play along with this farce and lie to themselves. The only purpose of team orders in Germany was:
- Hamilton finishing in front of Bottas and scoring more points = Mercedes manipulating desired outcome. Rather routine pass the most likely result if F1 were a racing series (tyres). The only cost was Hamilton losing more tyres but simple remedy to that would be TO. "He's going to overtake you anyway so let's not risk".
- Bottas serving as a moving chicane againt Raikkonen. Unnecessary if you ask me but better safe than sorry. Raikkonen problem against Hamilton (2-3) would be easily fixed with a last lap switch, wouldn't it? Better driver winning and Mercedes getting 1-2. No? Not interested? I thought so.