It's difficult to conclude it was superior grip. Ferrari pitted early due to starting on softs, Bottas also for some reason pitted early, maybe to put Ferrari under pressure. This put them on a longer stint on the hards.fellowhoodlums wrote: ↑Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:39 amSpec 2 update was minimal performance improvement out the box but it did improve the power unit reliability/robustness so it could take those higher modes for longer. It was certainly interesting to see how long long they let it run at this high mode.
But remember the hard tyres just worked incredibly that weekend. Superior grip than Ferrari or Mercedes so they got through the corners much faster to close that gap and then overtake.
Lewis reported tires were good after Ferrari's pitted and put in the fasted lap but then had damage to the car on the Kerbs. After that we not know how the damage affected his pace on the hards. It would have been good if Gasly had the upgrades or pace to match Max to draw some proper conclusions.