2019 Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai, April 12-14

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Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai, April 12-14

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Leclerc's chances of finishing 4th would be way better if he stayed on track.
What the hell Ferrari?

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Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai, April 12-14

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Lewis crossed the white line on pit exit but there is no investigation yet.

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waynes wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:23 am
Ferrari hanging Leclerc out to dry
Completely destroyed his race.

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Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai, April 12-14

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Leclerc sacrificed to get Vettel P3. That's a bit sad.

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Leclerc just got Raikkonened. Oh well..

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Re: 2019 Chinese Grand Prix - Shanghai, April 12-14

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Ferrari has been known for their bad strategic calls so I wonder if they deliberately ended Leclerc or if this was just another --- up

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DiogoBrand wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:25 am
Leclerc's chances of finishing 4th would be way better if he stayed on track.
What the hell Ferrari?
Yeah this... simply astonished.
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leclerc with 7 laps younger tires and 7 laps less fuel couldn't beat vettel's fastest lap. Imo was the right decision to swap them.

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Phil wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:29 am
DiogoBrand wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:25 am
Leclerc's chances of finishing 4th would be way better if he stayed on track.
What the hell Ferrari?
Yeah this... simply astonished.
he wouldn't stand a chance against verstappen who was like 1.5s faster. Zero chance.

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Juzh wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:30 am
he wouldn't stand a chance against verstappen who was like 1.5s faster. Zero chance.
Verstappen was on softer tyres, that difference would decrease. Certainly worth the risk since Gasly wouldn't catch him anyway.

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DiogoBrand wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:31 am
How to beat a competent teammate when you're Sebastian Vettel:
1 - Ask on the radio to switch positions even though you're not faster
2 - Have your team completely sacrifice his strategy to let you finish ahead

For me this race was another proof that Vettel is not even close to the level some people think he's in.

Not satisfied with letting Vettel finish ahead, Ferrari had to make sure they gifted Verstappen 4th position as well.
When did he ask? They asked him on the radio.

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DiogoBrand wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:33 am
Juzh wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:30 am
he wouldn't stand a chance against verstappen who was like 1.5s faster. Zero chance.
Verstappen was on softer tyres, that difference would decrease. Certainly worth the risk since Gasly wouldn't catch him anyway.
It's been proven time and time again on this track you can't defend against a car with fresher softer tires. The mistake ferrari did was to let leclerc so long out in the first stint, allowing verstappen to build a gap. Other than that, I don't see anything wrong with it.

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Ferrari's call to let Vettel ahead of Leclerc may have been the correct one, it still doesn't feel good.

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All the 1000th race promotion and it's a snoozefest.
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DiogoBrand wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:31 am
How to beat a competent teammate when you're Sebastian Vettel:
1 - Ask on the radio to switch positions even though you're not faster
2 - Have your team completely sacrifice his strategy to let you finish ahead

For me this race was another proof that Vettel is not even close to the level some people think he's in.

Not satisfied with letting Vettel finish ahead, Ferrari had to make sure they gifted Verstappen 4th position as well.
I’ve not heard a team radio of Vettel asking to switch places. If there had been one, I think they would have let us listen to it.

Btw., I don’t understand the shock of people regarding Ferrari’s team orders. They’ve told that they would favor Vettel multiple times already.