Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:33 am
Bill wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:46 am
Lewis had a Mercedes car a championship winning machine and very fresh tires and couldn't pass Gasly. In Austria when they lost in high altitude they blamed the temperatures not the pu .
Lewis has used 3 engines for the season, Gasly has used 7. The unit in Gasly's car was fresher and he was using everything it had - he said in the cool down room that he was holding the overtake button the whole way.
Strat 5 activated "overtake" mode automatically on the main straight in brazil. You can hear wastegates open when he's on full throttle exiting the final corner, which is a dead giveaway. So let's not pretend hamilton was just cruising up the hill.
Strat 5 is also an unsustainable mode, it deploys more energy than it can recover. When Bottas was chasing down Leclerc he was juggling strat switch constantly in and out of strat 5, then got told at some point to stop doing that because even with management the battery was getting too low.
As for the engine mileage, it's true gasly has used tons more engines but actual mileage of used PUs is unknown.