No idea how useful this is but a further possible input for the analysis is the pole lap
, which shows the ideal line when the drivers are alone and not fighting for the corner.
1. Turn in starts at the second black block before the last marker with the car on the white line.
2. His right front wheel touches the white line at the 2nd red block.
3. The actual apex is roughly at the last red piece of the inside curb
4. He's maybe four (?) wheel widths away from the inside white line when the b/w markings end
4. Lewis reaches the outside curb at the tenth triple triangle marking counting from the end of the curb. (or 6th)
5. The car is fully straight at the third last of those markers.
This allows to put several markers into the composites to have a rough idea what a normal line through that corner looks like.
In the LEC/HAM one this practically means that the ideal line starts roughly where Charles was, then has the apex where Lewis was at one point but then doesn't go wide as quickly but then still carries the car wider than Lewis was.
HIGH RES: https://s6.gifyu.com/images/image6cd1418e5b97cd1a.png
One could essentially say that Charles was initially on the ideal line but then diverged from it to make space on the inside and even went wide knowing that there was a car there but Lewis also goes wide, which is expected from such an approach angle.
It's harder to do this in the other composite since the camera moves away with Max so take it with a decent pinch of salt:
HIGH RES: https://i.imgur.com/kjj1a6C.jpg
It's all absolute guesswork but comparing the positions of Max and Charles relative to that line it would appear that Max was rather going towards that line, whilst Charles was moving away from it.
Whether that actually adds anything? No clue.
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There's also many other ways to actually analyse this instead of screaming bloody murder, accusing the 'other side' of being biased and just reaffirming each others preconceived opinions whilst doing exactly the same and posting terrible memes as childish 'gotchas' which is what the race thread had turned into.
The onboards with telemetry would provide entry speeds, steering angles etc which would allow to decide whether there was significant understeer or any at all, the very first post here would indicate that the distance to the inside line was shrinking for example which would mean that if there was understeer that it wasn't huge.
The steering angles from the pole lap (left) vs. moments before contact (right)
Not a massive difference, would be more useful with the speed at that time, the shallower line would require more turn in.
[EDIT:imgur deleted an image for some reason, replaced the image and linked higher resolution versions]