Ringleheim wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:14 am
foxmulder_ms wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Great race by Ham and Kimi. Ham deserved it. winner of the 1000th race sounds good.
Kimi nicely passed same cars twice
with a better strat he would finished in front of perez..
This is why I dont like Ferrari. They throw Lec under the bus for no reason. Maybe it is in Vettel's contract to have special treatment if he qualifies front.. whatever. Other teams dont do it this early in the season. Peah...
They didn't throw him under the bus. Vettel looked faster and it was obvious Charles was not making any progress on the car ahead, so why not shake things up and see what Vettel could do before the Mercedes disappeared into the distance?
The fun part is that Vettel wasn't any faster. He possibly actually was slower, and his continuous tire locking didn't help much either. Then Red Bull happened and they had no way to actually defend their drivers against that, especially when holding Leclerc out for that much longer.
They then used Leclerc to hold up a Bottas who they were never able to hold up to begin with.
Ferrari promoted a WDC capable driver to play second fiddle to a driver who's sole achievements for the past 9 months were a few spins and throwing away the WDC challenge. They are throwing Leclerc under the bus, especially when knowing Leclerc has actually been faster so far this season.
It's funny as you take a very driver-centric approach to your F1 viewing. I take a team view. I love Ferrari and have no interest in specific drivers, per se. I want the team to do well, not specific drivers.
I'm all for the team thing, but then they should at least try to make it work, which they do not. Also, the first race of the season isn't really the place for team orders, nor is the second or third. They have a perfect example on how it works in Mercedes last year. I never figured that team orders were a thing you could mess up.