Wass85 wrote: ↑Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:21 amI think it's safe to say Volwes would have emphasised that if they didn't fix it in time.zibby43 wrote: ↑Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:15 am"A mechanic spotted it immediately the second the car had come back in." - James Vowles.
Nowhere in the video (which I posted in this thread) did I hear Vowles say they fixed it.
And then you have the slightly conflicting testimony of when the team truly understood the extent of the problem:
"Hamilton hadn’t yet realised the crucial contributory cause of his sub-par couple of laps in Q3. “Sometimes you just don’t hit it. The start of my first lap was going really well but then I lost time on the exits of Turn 11, 12 and 13. On my second I abandoned after I lost a load of time at Turn Eight.” Subsequent investigation by the team centred around why his brake bias was constantly changing, as revealed on the telemetry. It was only then it was realised that he had inadvertently knocked off the bias switch cover, thereby allowing the bias to change whenever his hand made contact with it."
Regardless of whether they did fix it after the first run (who knows whether they had time to remove the wheel and perform a reliable fix in between Q3 runs), it's immaterial, as the first Q3 runs turned out to be the decisive ones, as the drivers that did improve on their second runs only did so marginally on the deteriorating track.
It's not immaterial really as those drivers that made small improvements didn't have problems on their first run.
You would think Lewis would have made a substantial improvement after his problem was fixed.
No offense, but this is the most ridiculous post I think I've ever seen on this board.