!Technical wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:50 pm
It seems to me that there are many operational issues within the team at the moment.
1) Hartley's car wasn't ready on time? Wtf. Come on. You are a team in the pinnacle of motorsport.
2) Gasly's strategies don't make a great deal of sense. Alonso pitted on lap X. This would put Alonso on the faster race tire. Toro Rosso pits LAPS later. Was the strategy to wait for a Safety Car. Doesn't seem like it. They didn't have a great strategy in other races as well.
3) Pitstops are nothing special. Teams like Sauber have been refining their pitstops and are now the quickest in the pitlane. Sure they ruined Leclerc's race but they got it right the other times.
The pinnacle of motorsport still has a human element, so mistakes will always happen.
The fact that the team couldn't have it done tells you just how complex these hybrid PU's are. I believe the car was done, but start up revealed a loose connector? Remember that the teams have a curfew, and are are only allowed a number of "jokers" to play per season.
Funnily enough, the cars weren't any more reliable when the teams could work all night, and change everything they wanted. The lack of fiddling, and less fatigue means less chance of getting things wrong...
The pit stops are over emphasized. Sauber's pit stop speed ultimately led to a DNF, and Haas have have their issues pushing the limits too. Some teams take 0.5 sec longer, but the car leaves with all four wheels on the wagon. You can't win the race, if you don't finish it.....