Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Shimmy, 19 Oct 2021.
Verstappen isn't going much quicker than ham this time. He was seconds per lap on the 1st stint.
Pirelli say 40 laps are possible on the hard tyre. Anyone believe that? At least we should be thankful it wasn't an AWS statistic.
He's only dropping a couple of tenths at the moment though, Max isn't taking chunks... Yet
Has to do 26 laps on them. Only did 19 laps on the last set.
Max must be managing the pace I think
Raikkonen lap time deleted - track limits turn 19
Seems rather odd that Max pitted the first set of hards after 18 laps on lap 30, having pitted to get rid of the mediums on lap 12... If I remember the pitting laps correctly.
Mercedes are waiting too long.
He can't go on to mediums, gonna be stuck in no mans land.
Yep haemorrhaging time now
Trying to get into the window for Mediums, I think.
Wont mean anything if he cant make up the time when he gets on them.
It'll be interesting, at least in F1 levels of interesting, to see if having 7 or 8 lap younger tyres that he can push hard will be enough for Lewis to close up to Max and pass.
Hards about to go on
Merc are fine. Pitting for hards, he'll go balls to the wall until the end now whereas Max has to nurse his tyres. Lewis wins.
Should be able to push these to the end.
Good stop for Hamilton. Red Bull's stops were a bit lacking today compared to normal.
Shiny new hard tyres for him and away we go.
8s to close up for a pass, could get to a tasty final few laps
I wish I had the faith in strategy algorithms that Merc do If lewis can close that gap this will be a mighty end to the race. I just think the tyres will disappear by the end and neutralise the race.
What was the time? German TV didn't show it?
Vettel yet to stop for a 2nd time.
Anyone going to risk a 3 stopper?
2.4 for Hamilton - 2.8 for Verstappen
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