About the Hamilton radios;
I have two points;
1.) are they taken out of context - i.e. his engineer asking him about the state, but the director only broadcasting Hamiltons answer?
2.) Hamilton is just more sensitive to the state of his tires. Within the proper context, he is giving valuable information to his team. It doesn't mean he needs to come in for new tires.
Apart from that - a good race at Portugal. Hamilton showed once again why he is worth the money. Bottas, unfortunately, had all the cards to prove he deserves his place within the team beyond this year, but he made one big mistake: When Verstappen was challenging his position and he was out on cold tires, why on earth did he not defend his position at the point Verstappen overtook him? He just stayed on the racing line and made absolutely no intentions of wanting to defend it? He should have defended the inside and perhaps he could have held on to the position for a little longer indeed...
Also, Mercedes did a big mistake for challenging RedBull on the point for fastest lap when they pitted Bottas too early and giving Max, their main title rival, a free pass at the precious point. That wasn't very smart.
Not for nothing, Rosberg's Championship is the only thing that lends credibility to Hamilton's recent success. Otherwise, he'd just be the guy who's had the best car. — bhall II