Phil wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:19 am
If i were to guess, RedBull are pulling all stops to fight this harder, because they are either not that confident that the gap and their advantage will remain as it is, or indeed that the engine is compromised in some way. So they want to better their chances and extract every possible advantage they can - even if attempting to get an additional penalty for Hamilton or pull his race victory from Silverstone.
The further they are willing to take this, the more I’m inclined to think that Mercedes and Hamilton still have a very formidable chance in securing both championships. And even if not, at what cost will this year come to RedBull? At what sacrifice to the new era of F1 cars starting next year?
I back you on that regarding Merc further races on this season for reading about Toto doing a cut out of his salary to have money for the essential and relevant aero upgrades. But I think it`s just a rumour for the reason that the top management salaries are not taking into account in the cost cap budget, isn`t it?
Furthermore, it`ll be interesting to see what will be VER`s attitude toward HAM in racing but from what he declared and most of all from his mentality I don`t think he`d change his approach! From my point of view had he was wiser he should have left HAM pass at Copse knowing he could win the race due to having the edge o race pace, although I have a feeling that after 13 laps he was 0.2 tenths faster on medium - C2 tyre (on the sprit race) but equal if not marginal slower on hard - C1 tyres (just as LEC was). Worst case scenario for being second at the end of the race he`d have lost only 7 points in the end...
Therefore is it me or it seems that this year situation is inverted from last year, with VER having now the faster and all type of race tracksuited car but not having the HAM mentality to see the long game, back off and live for another day mentality?