Agreed, I just think he had a less than stellar start from the inside which is not the best anyway, he made ground only a few laps in, to me that's not a fuel efficiency issue, especially while setting plenty of fastest laps, keeping tabs on Vettel and Hamilton and only slowing due to avoiding kerbs for chassis reliability. Not the usual behaviour of fuel saving..Sieper wrote: ↑Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:19 pmMax just lost that place to perez as he had to start from P4. The inside here is rather disadvantegous. Last year Max started from P5 himself and he overtook Ric (that started from P4 as well) in the exact same way as Perez on Max this year. Not so much a tire heat up issue.
After the VSC The realease came at an unfavourable moment for Max, plus he was told to stay of the kerbs, compromising the only way to get heat into the tires (the corners in the twist section).