You keep quoting and showing the same picture, the picture that if you actually look at it shows the track narrow in the distance. The picture you keep insisting shows a gap, actually shows Max in line with the inside line of the corner and a gap inside of that which disappears before the corner. Meaning that the only way for Vettel to get the inside is to get alongside before that track narrows and then push Max sideways to win the inside line. For a driver who was apparently so much faster and having the space, it's surprising that he wasn't alongside at any stage and simply ploughed into the back of the guy ahead under braking.izzy wrote: ↑Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:25 amyes but, why was the gap not there any more? There WAS a gap. Seb went for it, then Max closed it. It's simply not correct to say there wasn't a gap for Seb to go for.turbof1 wrote: ↑Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:40 am2-3 frames later that gap is not there anymore, and Vettel has not set even a leading edge of his front wing alongside Verstappen.izzy wrote: ↑Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:24 am
why don't you see this as a gap? i mean, how much more gap-like could it be?
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I mean, Vettel himself admitted there was no gap.
There was a gap, and the only reason it disappeared was because Seb went for it and Max was watching and moved over
After that, there are some different issues about it but there was a gap. You can't say the gap didn't exist long enough to be a gap. It was a gap until Max closed it
If someone is 'so much faster' that he isn't even one cm alongside before the braking zone starts, then he isn't that much faster at all.
Someone else said that not being on the racing line was a 'move', but it isn't. You can pick any line you want at any time, Max choosing to stay left is not a defensive move it's just picking the to drive up the left side of the track, he's fully entitled to make a move defensively before the braking zone but really doesn't have to he's just on the inside line as the road straightens and sticks to it. The inside was never open, Vettel was never alongside such that he could push Verstappen to the outside, when they reach the braking zone Vettel was behind and didn't brake early enough, nothing more or less. Vettel has very plainly explained that he thought Max would swing wide to get a better line into the corner, which he would have been fully allowed to do but that when Max didn't do that Vettel wasn't ready to brake early enough. Vettel made an assumption, it wasn't a late move left that caused it, it was Max not diving out of the way leaving him room to dive bomb which Max is not in any way close to obliged to do so. It was a critical and massive mistake by Vettel.
At many much faster corners it would make more sense to move wide to get a better line, but in such a tight corner opening it up leaves you painfully vulnerable to a divebomb and someone forcing their way through, that has always been a potential dive bombing corner, frankly no one would leave the very inside line there to move wide and open that up. Max made it plain as day he was defending the inside for the next corner and that anyone wanting to pass has to go around the outside, Vettel was pretty much the only guy who misunderstood that and as such smashed into the back of Max.
Seriously though, this is boring, there are other more interesting things to talk about, this isn't remotely controversial or difficult to understand seeing as Vettel literally laid out exactly what went wrong for you.
When Vettel himself is completely disagreeing with you it's plain as day you are wrong.