makecry wrote: ↑
Wed May 16, 2018 12:31 am
BrunoH wrote: ↑
Sun May 13, 2018 10:20 pm
A normal race for Mclaren to be honest, there is no magical updates as said before. there are 2 championships, the top 3 teams are in one, and then the rest. and Mclaren seems behind Haas and Renault.
Not really normal. He got boxed in at the start, got stuck behind Leclerc which was like 1.3-1.5seconds per lap slower for 40+ laps and spent 40 laps within 2 seconds of Leclerc in his dirty air. He would have finished over a minute further had he not gotten stuck behind Leclerc for so long. The race was anything but normal.
Well, if you look at the way the race panned out with the VSC, when the VSC ended, ALO was immediately past LEC, so the outcome would have been the same, save maybe a little extra tyre performance and possible more fuel due not trying to pass LEC for 33 laps.
Then again, if ALO got ahead of LEC immediately after the SC restart, as well as OCN, then it is quite conceivable that upon VSC restart, ALO would have been right behind SAI and jumped him the same way as he jumped LEC.
We would then be talking about a 7th place finish not an 8th. But, none of that happened. ALO lost places in the opening few corners and from there any chance of a decent, representative result was gone in GRO's tyre smoke.
Had he maintained position at the start, he would have been ahead of SAI and cone VSC he could have been on MAG's tail.
Top and bottom of it is, Catalunya is a poor circuit for F1 racing and if you lose out at the start as ALO did, you are screwed.