Maybe ham lost the race because of a cat crossing in front of him , stop with the excuses, it's always ifs after the race is finished, even Toto says Ferrari were faster than us today, end of storydans79 wrote: ↑Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:20 amActually no, a lot of it comes down to who is on a lap where they are harvestng more and who is deploying more.
That's still a team screw up, the driver doesn't know the gap to every car, the engineers do. You tell the driver you must stay out, or you will come out out in traffic.
Why? So when Hamilton slides on to the gravel or gets overtaken by Vettel on track, one can still blame the team? He starts off the very first lap by saying he has poor grip. Why would the team still hold him there with many laps put on the tire? Coming behind Verstappen being the only reason?dans79 wrote: ↑Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:28 amThat's still a team screw up, the driver doesn't know the gap to every car, the engineers do. You tell the driver you must stay out, or you will come out out in traffic.
Ferrari and Ferrari fans know all about ifs so............
Buy he didn't did he.
So Mercedes were basically having a choice between fire and the frying pan. Ferrari matching their pace and their stint length or undercutting them with a faster tire.
If your driver says he is struggling for grip, and you agree to pit him into a train of traffic on a track/with cars not known for easy overtaking, that's not just the driver screwing up.
Okay Mr strategy man,dans79 wrote: ↑Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:32 amFerrari and Ferrari fans know all about ifs so............
You also seem to forget that in F1, the fastest car doesn't always win. Monaco last Year where Lewis help Ric back for most of the race is a perfect example. A tactical blunder is a tactical blunder.
It's not strategy, its interpreting timing data and doing basic math.
O yes, Team executives and drivers always tell the truth, and never lie or talk out of their back sides..........hichamo wrote: ↑Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:01 amLauda says Ferrari was faster than us today and it wouldn't matter if Lewis pits before or after, they would have won the race anyway because Vettel was controlling his speed.
Lewis and bottas also said Ferrari was a lot faster, and Lewis said he was not worrying about seb, he was worrying about bottas,
Toto said same things , Ferrari was faster ,
And now you say the opposite,
Stop please ,the race has ended ,finger boy won , Ferrari was faster and kindly on tires , that would be the end of story for Melbourne.
We will see a better picture in China and Bahrain.
I don't think so either.