Drivers Faux regrets over benefiting from team orders

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nomistrek_f1
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Drivers Faux regrets over benefiting from team orders

Post by nomistrek_f1 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:04 am

Seriously if they had that big an issue with them then refuse the order on track - it means nothing to express your doubts about using them once you have inherited a win and are standing in Parc Ferme, as everyone knows its PR bullshit in an attempt to safe face :down:

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Re: Drivers Faux regrets over benefiting from team orders

Post by Snap Matt » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:10 pm

You actually think that refusing them on track would be a realistic option? The swap of positions looked clumsy enough as it was.

The only time to decline them is before the race. As Hamilton said in the interviews afterwards, he can see that they can't risk giving away points until the title is decided. The moment Mercedes think they are outperforming Ferrari this season they will find themselves fifth and sixth behind the Red Bulls too (engine penalties aside).

Mercedes could have employed the more usual technique of putting the supporting driver on to a useless strategy. At least this way they avoided turning a 1-2 into a 1-3 or worse, despite their efforts with leaving Hamilton out too long.

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Re: Drivers Faux regrets over benefiting from team orders

Post by peggy » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:59 pm

Snap Matt wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:10 pm
You actually think that refusing them on track would be a realistic option? The swap of positions looked clumsy enough as it was.

The only time to decline them is before the race. As Hamilton said in the interviews afterwards, he can see that they can't risk giving away points until the title is decided. The moment Mercedes think they are outperforming Ferrari this season they will find themselves fifth and sixth behind the Red Bulls too (engine penalties aside).

Mercedes could have employed the more usual technique of putting the supporting driver on to a useless strategy. At least this way they avoided turning a 1-2 into a 1-3 or worse, despite their efforts with leaving Hamilton out too long.
Ferrari didn't even manage that right this year did they? (Germany). They even fucked up fucking Kimi up :lol:

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