Vanja #66 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:33 pm
Zynerji wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:28 pm
PS: we still need to see how a points gap between Hamilton and Vettel plays out, as I can see the red team bringing engine 3 a race or two early, knowing that they will take an engine penalty later by introducing a 4th spec unit. If you can soak up a 10 place penalty in Japan or so to avoid a mechanical DNF, it may be the best strategy I think.
Where do you come up with this stuff?
20 years of long term planning experience?
The worst case scenario for Vettel would be a mechanical DNF, close to the end of the year, in such a tight championship battle. Hamilton showed that making up 10 places in this year's field isn't very hard. So a strategic penalty on an easy- to- overtake circuit to ensure a fresh engine that can be ran hard at the last events would make a lot of sense.
Hamilton nursing a 5,6,7 race spec 3 Merc against a turned up race 1,2,3 spec 4 Ferrari would be a covetous advantage in my eyes.