Moore77 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:33 pm
Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:37 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:18 pm
The contact patches look similar at least. So the kinematics were not much different. One could say even the tyre pressures were not far off either. I feel the strategist should have decided to leave Vettel on the track.
Vettel's tyres had done 25 laps compared to Hamilton's 50 laps and they look the same. Do you think Vettel's tyres would have looked like that after another 25 laps? Really?
How do you it wouldn't have looked the same or better? It was a race of unknowns for everyone. Traditional wisdom of measuring the tyres by the look of it was useless. Heck, even all of their simulation data turned out to be junk. One stopper and going longer turned out to be more fruitful than usual change for new tyres for "better grip".
Vettel's tyres look the same after 25 laps as Hamilton's did after 50 laps. They were unlikely to look better if they'd also done 50 laps would they?
The Mercs are known to be easier on the tyres than Ferrari this year - something they've worked hard on. Hamilton has also worked on tyre life over the years and is now one of the best in that regard.
The likelihood is that the Ferrari's tyres wouldn't have been in as good a shape as the Mercedes's tyres because they have generally been worse over the season to date. That basic comparison between how the cars work their tyres is unlikely to have been suddenly reversed even by the unusual conditions in Turkey.
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