Verstappen was seconds per lap faster than renaults after his stop, on a very short lap no less. There was just no way ricciardo was gonna hold him off in any scenario.carisi2k wrote: ↑Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:53 amI aqgree and I believe Renault bought Daniel in way too early in reacting to Gasly. If Daniel had pitted later and didn't have to deal with traffic then maybe he finishes ahead of Max or much closer to Max at the very least.
Probably the only way renault finishes ahead of Ver is if verstappen actually made it to q3 on the soft tire and somehow ends up behind renaults after lap 1, on the same strategy and then keep him behind for the whole race - easier said than done. That said, I've watched verstappen's onboard from the race and he was asking the pitwall for more power because everyone was pulling away from him on the straights (especially evident with norris early on in the race).