In the end Nathan, you can go around in circles all you want, the fact is he was a lap down. And Max shouldn't even need to spend any brain capacity on this, Ocon should've handled it much better and he didn't. Don't know what Jos Verstappen has to do with anything, desperate argument? Why not just say: Meh I don't like this Verstappen guy, I'm happy that he didn't win. Finito.NathanOlder wrote: ↑Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:50 amSTOP SAYING P16 FOR CHRIST SAKE!!!!!TwanV wrote: ↑Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:13 amSo strange that you see that and I see the exact opposite. A lapped driver trying to overtake in turn two and taking the race leader out in the process. His wheels are nowhere near in front. Why do you people keep defending this guy?
If this was for position I might be inclined to think somewhere down the line that this is a race incident due to poor racecraft by young drivers. But for heavens sake this is P16 failing to safely overtake and taking out the race leader... I must be living in a parallel universe or something, how is this in any way ambivalent?
The facts were, he was P10 when he pitted, he came out the pits on the lead lap in P14, he was 12 seconds behind Sainz. After his first flying lap (behind Max) he was 8.7 behind Sainz, Hartley who inherited P10 had not stopped at that point so is due to stop, Gasly was only 0.5 in front of Sainz who were both running on 20/17 lap old Mediums, and Perez was in P11 on new softs. Perez madeit to P10 and Ocon would have had got to P11 for sure and is in position to inherit points if 1 or more cars retire!
Please stop this blatant BS about P16 , no chance of points ect .
And Ocon didn't take the leader out, The Leader drove straight in to a back marker who was rightfully unlapping himself and it all got complicated when Max didnt have the brain capacity to see the big picture. He let history get in his way and couldn't let it go, and in turn he let the win go.
Jos Verstappen took a leader out 17yrs ago!!