Interesting news. Was this the setup Toto meant they had found earlier? Explains their sudden jump in terms of race pace. Their tyres seemed to go forever lately.bosyber wrote: ↑Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:23 pmAlso a possible reason: twitter user @Vetteleclerc posted:(how does one post a tweet here by the way?)http://Motorsport.com have understood that Mercedes had to close hub and rim holes with silicone. A move that the FIA has demanded, but without making any public communication. #F1
So if that's true, then the articles earlier this week that said those wheel rims were perfectly legal were not quite the full truth, and in combination with Friday time loss, and that late pressure increase, they seem back to their situation earlier in the year with tyres. At least it would explain those somewhat obscure 'other things' Hamilton referred to as to why they didn't win it.
Another interesting question would be why it took the FIA several races to ban those illegal rims.