I'm sorry but bull crap. The French Grand Prix has just made my point even more now. A similar amount of time to the end of the race and undoubtedly by doing it he may have bought many other cars in as well so that they could get the jump on Lewis if he chose to stay out. The French GP would have been harder since there was no SC to pack the cars up.Big Tea wrote: ↑Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:16 pmIt was quite likely during that race that a yellows or VSC or even full SC would be in force at any time. That means no overtaking, and at the back is where he would stay until most of the benefit was lost.carisi2k wrote: ↑Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:22 pmI don't think he would have been dead last since half the field pitted. He would have come out about 10 or 11th and with fresh tyres he would have easily passed slower cars. The Red Bulls had such a huge advantage but were not able to fully show it. He could have gained 2-3 spots just going into the first turn with his fresh tyres just like Alonso did.siskue2005 wrote: ↑Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:47 amHe would have been dead last from leading a race, doesn't make sense. even if the car is fast and he could easily claw back the gap, we cannot say if he would crash with slower cars or get held up by the cars with high top speed.
High risk he didn't need to take if running first
Just look back to the 2018 Chinese grand prix for what happens when cars are on different age tyres and Daniel did that with a car that was inferior to the Merc and Ferrari. Max would have had the fastest car on a track that is easy to pass on compared to Monaco where this wouldn't have made any sense to do.