What, like Ferrari using Kimi to protect a broken Vettel from a charging Hamilton in Hungary last year?Zynerji wrote: ↑Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:13 pmHow did we go from fans hating team orders to something like this being discussed?Phil wrote: ↑Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:08 pmThat wont work, as Ferrari will just mirror the strategy in Q2.
Assuming Mercedes see themselves as the underdog and want to win the WDC at all costs, the intelligent thing to do would be to split strategies with Hamilton and Bottas. Have Bottas do S and Hamilton SS in Q2. Ferrari will surely mirror Hamilton as he is the WDC contender. Then use the second driver, Bottas, play a road block to when Vettel stops before to ensure an overcut works. Same would apply in reverse too.
It’s dirty stuff, especially for the second driver and IMO Mercedes wont do it, but it is still fascinating to discuss the posibility of a tactic like that being used...
Blows my mind that any team would execute a strategy to that level of hindrance.
This kind of stuff happens all the time. F1 is not a paragon of virtue.