Jolle wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:58 pm
Andres125sx wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:32 pm
BTW, Ocon should have gone full attack mode at les combes in first lap or not?
He could have took the lead! Or DNF ok, but the opportunity was worth the risk I think, and his conservatism took him 4th, and behind his teammate
OTOH both Lewis and Vettel would have pass him anycase so maybe the risk was not worth, but he gifted Perez his position, and you don´t want to gift your teammate any position, let alone a final 5th
For Ocon, the possibility of taking out Hamiltons car is a no go. I don't think Toto would try his best anymore to get him in a good seat for next year....
Good point I´m afraid
NYGIANTS wrote:i agree somewhat... and my buddy and i were talking about it yesterday,...in that ocon had nothing to lose late braking into les combes for the potential lead.
vettel i would hope wouldn't do something stupid like fight him into the corner since he should only be fighting with lewis, and it would've been interesting restart if ocon was first and vettel and hamilton in 2nd and 3rd.
i think it was lewis and vettel compliments after qualifying is what got into his head, cause he braked a little early for my liking even though he had no where to go after they were 4 wide going into les combes.
Exactly my thoughts, I think it was a potential lead, but very risky. He probably did the right thing
gdanielwesley wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:07 am
Even if Ocon managed to lead..then what? Lewis and Seb would have passed him without any problems. With the benefit of hindsight, only advantage would have been that he would have been ahead of Perez at that point. IMO, he couldn't have known that Perez was going to be ahead of him.
On the other hand if he had messed up, he might have taken out a lead car and ruined his own race. Doesn't make much sense to take so much risk for little reward.
Agree, we all enjoy drivers going full attack mode, but since it was lap 1 the move would have been useless even if he may manage to take the lead
iotar__ wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:51 am
Ocon was losing a place to Perez in the first corners, he was not in the position to gain. See E-R against Perez, tow, braking point and slow inside line against 3 better positioned car. Vettel-Hamilton changed it only a bit.
Fiction of talking aferwards instead of delivering it on the track. The BS premise is it was his choice not to lead (association with a positive outcome).
Ocon lost a place to Perez because he had a big tow from Ferrari and Mercedes, and that´s the reason he built up more speed than they, and had the oportunity to take the inside, but since he chose to not try, he was forced to slow down and let them pass, giving Perez the oportunity to take a faster line at the outside
No need to BS about BS, just analysing the race afterwards, as we all do after every single GP