Hamilton “surprised” by Button’s pass (Turkish Grand Prix team-by-team)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The McLarens very nearly finished in the opposite order
The McLarens very nearly finished in the opposite order

While the drama at Red Bull was impossible to miss, McLaren’s one-two win at Istanbul wasn’t a straightforward affair either.

After the race there was talk of “confusion” over the drivers’ instructions to save fuel. Lewis Hamilton spoke of being “surprised” that Jenson Button caught and passed him – before Hamilton reversed the move.

Jenson Button Lewis Hamilton
Qualifying position 4 2
Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’26.781 (+0.348) 1’26.433
Race position 2 1
Average race lap 1’31.901 (+0.046) 1’31.856
Laps 58/58 58/58
Pit stops 1 1

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Jenson Button

McLaren enjoyed far better performance after a poor weekend in Monaco – and Button benefited from a problem-free race after suffering car trouble in the last two rounds.

Had it not been for Michael Schumacher’s spin in qualifying Button might well have taken third off Vettel in qualifying. Unfortunately Button had let Schumacher past before starting his final flying lap.

Schumacher got past Button at the first corner as Button took care not to run into his team mate. Unlike in Spain, this time Button made short work of Schumacher, passing him on the run to turn 12.

He never looked like passing Vettel in the opening stint, nor putting a move on his team mate – until the Red Bulls went out.

After that Button first closed on Hamilton, then passed him on lap 48, only for Hamilton to reverse the move at the next corner. Button then slipped back from his team mate – as the lap time chart above shows he was suddenly around half a second per lap slower.

Compare Jenson Button’s form against his team mate in 2010

Lewis Hamilton

Bounced back from a lurid spin at turn eight in final practice – partly thanks to him dragging the car back to the pits on at least two punctured tyres.

Hamilton split the Red Bulls in qualifying and put a handy pass on Vettel on the first lap to hold onto his second place at the start.

He fell back behind Vettel due to a slow pit stop and was close behind the two RB6s when they collided on lap 41.

It’s clear from the lap times that both McLarens began – or increased – their efforts to preserve their cars from that moment on. But Hamilton slowed down more than Button as he explained after the race:

I felt confident we could get a potential one-two, and we were trying to look after the tyres and save the fuel to the finish. The [lap time] target they gave me was perhaps a little bit slower than they?d meant, so Jenson was suddenly on my tail. I had a great battle with him, and was happy to get past because it was quite a surprise.
Lewis Hamilton

Reading between the lines it seems likely the pair were told to back off, the team wishing to avoid a repeat of what had happened to Red Bull.

But it’s unlikely that having Button pass Hamilton and then be re-taken by him figured in the team’s game plan at all, and they can consider themselves lucky it didn’t end in tears.

Compare Lewis Hamilton’s form against his team mate in 2010

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  1. Last year we had a rule that meant each drivers starting fuel load was monitored and declared by the FIA – I think there is now a place for a rule stipulating that finishing fuel amounts have to be declared – I do not subscribe to the fact that the TEAM must come first – this is a mistake that F1 has been making for some time – FANS should come first and I suspect that “conserve fuel instructions” are replacing the rightly banned “Team Orders” to stop team mates racing and the fans are missing out on exciting fighting finishes.

    With the re-fuelling ban in place the whole race is now a different type of strategy game – but what is the point of an intelligent Driver/Engineer combination taking the decision to drive smartly a little early on to conserve tyres / fuel so they can attack later when their rivals – be they in competitor teams or team mates – are most vulnerable if they haven’t followed the same strategy.

    Using the “save fuel card” stinks of TEAM ORDERS to me & the FIA have the ability, should have the nuts & need to stamp it out now !

    I guarantee you both Button & Webber will be looking at the “fuel left” data very closely after this race – we as fans should also be privvy to that info too.

  2. Finally, would love to know the reaction if after clearly hearing the instruction that BOTH CARS should reduce their lap times and save fuel, and Hamilton was behind Button and then sneaked up and overtook him. There would be a lot bigger furore than you are seeing now – all the Hamilton-haters would come out of the woodwork and pile in.

    1. You keep saying McLaren favour Button and you still haven’t posted any proof, just more conjecture.

      1. Keith, what is your opinion on this issue?
        The facts are uncomfortable –

        (1)Lewis told to save fuel, but more importantly, “both car are the same”. Everyone takes this to mean – Hold station, no need to trace anymore” He starts to cruise. Lap times confirms this.
        (2)Jenson catches Lewis, and overtakes.
        (3)Lewis, unsurprisingly is shocked, and calls this move “unexpected”.He fights back for the place.
        (3)Pit radio then tells Jenson he is “fuel critical” and to save fuel – Though this may have been a delayed transmission.
        (4) Jenson seems to back off.
        (5)Engineers confirm Jenson and Lewis given identical lap times – If correct, none would be going slower than the other.
        (6)Lewis says he was given a slightly “slower” lap time.
        (7)Jenson says he was saving fuel “almost” from the beginning of the race

        The question is – (1)what is going on? If they were supposed to be saving fuel, then their lap times generally contradict this. They also contradict Jenson’s assertion that he was saving fuel from the beginning.(2)If they were “both the same”, then why did Jenson overtake? (3) If they were give identical lap times, then why was Lewis Slower, and Jenson faster? (4)Why did Lewis claim he was given a slightly slower lap time?

        These are all valid questions, and in the absence of clear, concise answers, it is not surprising people allege a conspiracy, especially given some marginal strategy calls for Lewis by Macca this year.

        1. Honestly, I don’t believe we know the half of what happened here.

          We know that not everything that gets said to the drivers (of any team) is broadcast on television, and it doesn’t come out in real-time either.

          I suspect ‘fuel saving’ served two purposes – first, actual fuel saving which they needed to do to get to the end of the race. And second, as a means of controlling the drivers to stop them racing for position and risking a crash.

          But we’ve seen McLaren make quite a few mistakes this year on both sides of their garage – Hamilton’s strategy in Australia, not getting the cars out early enough in qualifying in Malaysia, Button’s radiator cover in Monaco…

          I don’t think there’s a pattern to those mistakes which suggests a conspiracy.

          1. Did you miss the bit about the target time in the post race interviews?

      2. He doesn’t say that McLaren favour Button. Not in this post anyway.

        Hamilton and Button clearly said on TV that Hamilton had gotten a target time and Button not.

        During the race we clearly heard them tell Hamilton that both cars were supposed to be saving fuel.

        You seriously don’t find that odd?

        Now imagine if Button was the one saving fuel and Hamilton stuck it to him. I’m pretty sure you’d have a lot more cleaning up to do about people cursing at Hamilton.

  3. Whitmarsh clearly would like Button to win the championship, Not because he is a blonde English man, but more because he wants to come out of Ron Dennis’ shadow. This I said very early on in the season.

    Hamilton was R. Dennis’ achievement and world champion, M. Whitmarsh just wants his own legacy. It doesn’t have anything to do with the colour of his skin.
    The hatred for Hamilton by some F1 fans has more to do with the colour of his skin than his nationality or ability.

    1. Again, do you have any proof?

      1. No need for proofs in obvious situations like; Brazil 07, China 07, Spa 08 etc, what more evidence do you need? A plucked-out eye on your palms? :-(

        1. How on earth do “Brazil 07, China 07, Spa 08” prove that “Whitmarsh clearly would like Button to win the championship”?

          1. I’m trying to work that one out too!

          2. Jhonnie Siggie
            31st May 2010, 18:36

            Haha this was funny to read :)

      2. I didn’t say Whitmarsh would like Button to win the championship, as if to imply he didn’t want Hamilton to win the race.
        I am simply saying that Whitmarsh wants his own legacy at Mclaren. He didn’t sign Button for him to be a number 2 driver. He signed him up because he feels Button can win the championship for the team. And has ensured that he Button gets very equal treatment as Hamilton, even if it means Hamilton having to get acquainted with new engineers, removing one area of familiarity that would have been beneficial to an established driver within a team.

        Don’t get me wrong, I am not falling for that blonde hair or blue eyes stuff, just the reality of every manager wanting to make his own mark within the company.

        Hamilton was old Mclaren, Dennis’ Mclaren. Button is new Mclaren, Whitmarsh’s Mclaren.

        1. I agree with this and the demand for proof misapprehends the theory here. I think its fair to suggest that MW knows that as long as Hamilton is in the team, it’s still Ron Dennis’ team. Hamilton is Dennis undeniable legacy. Proof, if you like: Whitmarshes comments that China presented a similar difficulty in strategy to Turkey. What is the difficulty? Well, its in controlling Hamilton. If there were another lap or two, Whitmarsh would have been powerless to have Hamilton hold station in favor of a floundering Button. Just as he was powerless to prevent the insane and stupid scrap between the drivers in Turkey. This will come to a head soon and Whitmarsh saw in the RBR disaster what awaits him if he cannot organize a team of his own design with drivers beholden to him.

  4. It looks from the lap times like Lewis made a mistake and backed off too much from his target laptime, which is what allowed JB to close up and have a go at overtaking. All Lewis’ previous laps were mid 1:30s as were JB’s. Then on lap 48 Lewis backed right off to a 1:33. After this they were both back in the 1:30s and 1:31s until the end of the race.

  5. Listen, race has nothing to do with it, just elements of favouritism, the calls been made towards hamilton by the team when he is challenging for a win, when Button is challenging as well, seem to go Buttons way.

    If they think Hamilton will sit there and play second fiddle to Button, Whitmarsh has got it wrong. Well, Mclaren, you have now unleashed the road warrior, he will now just look out for himself, I just can’t see Button carrying the team to victory on his own.

    Hamilton, needs a manager to watch his back, if this carry’s on Hamilton will be off

  6. Jenson was saving fuel from lap 20 in a more modest fasion, Hamilton started saving “3 laps before” the overtake(delayed message shown on lap 44) – and thus had a more aggressive fuel saving target.

    Jenson was surprised with Lewis going quite so slow, and did what any racer would have done and taken advantage of the situation.

    Both cars were saving fuel at that point, but Lewis much more agressively hence the lower speeds – perhaps he didn’t expect Jenson to go for an overtake, but if it was anyone other than his team mate he would have had to push harder.

    After Jenson got past, Lewis retook the lead, and then they were both told emphatically to save fuel or the situation would be critical – this is the more obvious ‘back off, hold station’ order.

    There are a few ways to read the situation:

    1:McLaren slowed Lewis to benefit Buttons attempt at an overtake.

    2:McLaren slowed Jenson after Lewis retook position, even though Jenson wasn’t quite as critical on fuel as Lewis, to ensure both cars finish without taking each other out. Benefits Lewis.

    3:Differing fuel saving strategies (Jensons more measured fuel saving throughout race versus Lewis’ more drastic saving towards the end) coming into play which afforded Jenson an extra push. Completely fair.

    Personally I believe it was a mix of option 3 leading to the pass, and option 2 after Lewis retook position to ensure the drivers don’t take each other out. No real bias, just a case of differing strategies playing out, then the team telling them to bring the cars home safely.

    Had Jenson made the overtake stick, I think he would have had the extra fuel to pull ahead slightly, but as he he couldn’t hold it, it wasn’t worth risking both him and Lewis finishing the race – he had his shot, then had to play the team game.

    1. At last a rounded and measured view which I subscribe to :) – although personally I’d still like to see them go hammer and tongs to the end come what may – it just doesn’t sit or feel right that we the FANS are being robbed of the excitement of a gladiatorial battle to the end and it seems more often than not are being forced to watch manipulated finishes – Senna & Villeneuve will be turning in their graves :(

    2. That seems a reasoned view. I also think it possible that Button experienced a little damage in the passing, as he was subsequently slower – though again, it could be just preserving his position in the knowledge he did not need to go quicker.

      1. Button was holding station 1 second behind Hamilton.

    3. Sure, it could have been that Button had more fuel left and that he could have raced harder than Hamilton.

      Indeed Hamiltonw as racing hard against Webber and Vettel and Button was just tagging along. He even gained an easy 2 seconds on Hamilton when the messed up Hamilton’s pitstop. It would have saved him a lot of fuel not having to make up that gap.

      The point is, if that was so, they should have told Hamilton he was racing Button. In fact thay didn’t and told Hamilton that Button was also saving fuel.

      There obviously was a failure in the communication to Hamilton or to Button.

      I’m going for

      4:the drivers weren’t properly informed of what was expected from them. Lewis was slowing down to a target time expecting Button to hold station and Button was under the impression that he was fine on fuel and could attack.

  7. What is this rubbish about McLaren supposedly being against Hamilton because of the colour of his skin? This is total B.S. …

    Can you imagine investing in someone’s career for so many years and signing them up on a long term contract in F1, just to turn around one day and say ‘hey let’s get rid of this guy because of his skin colour’…

    That’s a load of rubbish, come on!!! McLaren have got an excellent team with 2 great drivers who in my view really complement each other.

    1. Seconded. Bizarre to suggest McLaren are discriminating against Hamilton after investing millions in his career, bizarre that anyone could claim he’s less sponsor-friendly than Button (and so less favoured by the team) when he’s helped regalvanize F1’s image worldwide, bizarre that anyone could complain there’s a conspiracy against him inside McLaren when the team, for example, ‘sabotaged’ Button from the off at Monaco… Fact is that F1’s intense pressure means that all the teams make mistakes all the time (look at Ferrari) that undermine their drivers.

      1. Jhonnie Siggie
        1st June 2010, 4:01

        You have made some very good points

  8. It’s all a storm in a teacup. Hamilton was caught sleeping and yet he still retook the lead in less than half a lap. The way he then opened a gap suggests that neither of them were likely to run out of fuel then. The fuel conservation order was more caution on the part of Mclaren than anything. If the Red Bulls hadn’t gone off though fuel issues might have made things really hairy for all four cars.

  9. http://en.espnf1.com/mclaren/motorsport/story/18996.html

    Judging both Hamilton’s and Button’s comments after the race there was clearly some misunderstanding on Hamilton’s part about how much fuel he was supposed to save. I also read a post somewhere that Webber was also told to turn his engine down just before the clash with Vettel.
    To me the situation was that Mclaren didn’t think they would be so close to the Red Bulls on the race and Red Bull didn’t think they would be pushed by the Mclarens. As simple as that.

    1. Love the last line from Button:
      “It was a tough battle, but we didn’t touch and we still finished first and second, so that’s how you do it.”

  10. If McLaren are guilty of anything I believe they are guilty of not allowing the same mistakes to blight their season as it did in 2007. In that respect, who could blame them.
    You only have to look at what has happened at Red Bull to see that having too committed drivers in your ranks, can prove potentially disastrous if their ambitions are allowed to supercede those of the team.
    When Fernando Alonso joined McLaren, he had the coveted number one on his car and was the defending world champion. When he was obviously treated in away that affronted his achievements, by what he percieved as bias towards Hamilton, all hell broke lose. Of all people, Martin Whitmarsh saw first hand the damage this did to the team, and I believe is determined not to let the same thing happen again.
    Jenson Button is the defending world champion, if he is not dealt with in an even handed way and given a fair chance, in a team many claim is set up around his team mate, the vultures will soon flock down to pick over the bones of another McLaren debacle.
    Lewis Hamilton is a fine race car driver, and as he proved yesterday, is not short on the balls to take on and beat champion Button. For some to claim that recent events are based on racist bias is nothing short of retarded and lame.
    If racism is such a problem at McLaren, why hire Lewis Hamilton in the first place back in 2007? Why give him the opportunity to even fight then champion Fernando Alonso and upset him enough to inform the FIA of your teams underhand activities? Does not make sense, does it Holmes!

  11. There was definitely no “miscommunication, and i don’t thing Jenson pulled a sly one.

    McLaren deliberately slowed Lewis down with the “save fuel” and both cars are the same” instruction, whilst telling Jenson nothing at that point, so Jenson would overtake, and subsequently go on to win the race. i doubt Jenson was aware of the reason Lewis slowed down so much. He simply saw an opportunity. For all he knew, Lewis could have been nursing a problem. This seems to be verified later by Jenson actually slowing down, when told he was fuel critical.

    Though McLaren achieved a 1-2, they got it in the wrong order than they would have preferred. If Jenson had won, Macca would be leading both championships now by 5 points – which may prove crucial at the end of the season. A better place to be going to Canada. It makes sense to have a driver win, whose win elevates him to the top of the standings, than whose win only elevates him to 3rd in the standings.

  12. Who decides which snippets we get to hear on the TV anyway ?

    The edited bits we get to hear don’t paint the full picture and open up the potential for these conspiracy theories – with the technology available these days and if F1 really wants to get closer to the FANS then we should be able to tune into whichever team radios we want to and review them at our leisure at a later date if & when we want to – first and foremost the sport is there for us the FANS who have stuck by the sport through some pretty unsavoury episodes – so give us what we want.

  13. All of this speculation is nonsense in my opinion. From what i make of it, both drivers were ordered to save fuel and from this, Button decided to try and make a sneaky move and catch Hamilton unaware after he was under the impression that Button was having to do exactly the same as himself. Hamilton then quickly retook the lead and looked comfortable there. Ultimately, i feel this whole thing is just a simple misunderstanding that more than likely has been resolved, or is in the process of being resolved right now. Do i think Button was wrong for doing this? No, its racing, and i’m a Hamilton fan saying this.

    Claiming favouritism is pointless based on this season’s races. Both drivers have had calls, decisions and mistakes that have gone against them and then indirectly, aided the other driver.

    McLaren are fine in terms of driver relationship i feel. Red Bull on the other hand…

  14. The conspiracy theorists and Button-haters on this site are just sickening. I need to remember to just read the awesome editorial content and event coverage here on F1 Fanatic and just skip the comment section completely.

    Yes, I support Button. Why? Because he -isn’t- the absolute best all-out driver on the grid. It’s too easy to cheer for Vettel or Alonso or Hamilton. Where’s the fun in that?

    1. While your first comment I could not agree more with, your second is a little questionable:

      Supporting a driver because he “isn’t absolute best all-out driver on the grid” is a little strange, although what ever floats your boat I guess!

      I think many support certain drivers because of my own opinions, regardless of how ‘easy’ it is to cheer them on… well I’d like to hope so anyway!

  15. Conspiracy theories and reactionary replies to them aside…

    There’s one interesting parallel I can think of, which was the end of the San Marino Grand Prix when Pironi took the lead away from Villeneuve. Gilles’ reason for being angry? An order from the team telling them to SLOW.

    Someone yestersay (can’t remember your exact username but you have the legen – wait for it – dary Barney Stinson gravatar) made a comment about Button and Hamilton having shades of Pironi and Villeneuve. It was a very accurate observation, it seems!

  16. Button’s a great racer and a very quick guy. But I find it amusing that the proof that Button was better yesterday was precisely because he was behind Hamilton, except for after the fuel-saving instructions came in. Because he was lying in wait: he was scientifically preserving his tires and fuel, or something, working out super hard alegebra in his large brain. What exactly was he waiting for anyway—was he going to leap suddenly upon his teammate and then two RedBulls in the closing stages, with fresh-ish tires and loads of fuel, and pass them all on the track? Sounds like a brilliant plan to me. All weekend, he was not fully on par with the three cars ahead and that did not suddenly change on race day.

    Here is some news. The driver’s job is to try to win the race. That means getting out front, or putting the lead guy(s) under so much pressure they crack, while making sure you can hold your position if you don’t get ahead. Hamilton completed his mission. Vettel and arguably Webber failed the mission. And Jenson was out in the back of the lead pack doing his car preservation thing—until he saw an open handbag and thought he would have a reach in.

    1. This is just too funny. :-)
      Great post mate !!!

    2. DaveW – I also find that assertion ridiculous. If you look at the lap times between all 4, they were all doing 1:30’s, separated by tenths. There is no evidence of Jenson “scientifically preserving his tires and fuel”.
      Jenson fanboys have always used this in defence of Jensons inconsistent race pace. The question is – when has he ever used this so called skill of tyre preservation to hunt down anyone on the racetrack, and take a place? Absolute ********!

  17. In the post race press conference Button and Hamilton talked about the “save fuel” messages that they received.

    “They set a target for me lap time wise and I tried to stick to that. The target was definitely a bit too slow, so I was slowing down to keep that target and all of a sudden Jenson was right up my tail.”

    “I don’t know. For about four or five laps beforehand they were saying you have to save fuel. They didn’t put a lap time on it. They just said you have got to save a bit of fuel.”

    An article in the Guardian gives an extra quote from Tim Goss (McLaren’s chief engineer):

    Tim Goss:
    “We were running quite an aggressive fuel strategy to get good pace early in the race. We gave both drivers identical target lap times. And as you can see from the evidence Jenson managed to close on Lewis”

    The reality was that Hamilton was slowing down to achieve a “slow” laptime, while Button was not aware that he really needed to slow down.

    So there obviously is something wrong with communication there. Or someone is deaf or lying. Which also would count as communication problems I guess :)

    1. Very interesting PatrickL,

      The easiest way to save fuel is to turn down the engines or run a different engine map.
      As we know, we can achieve a very slow lap time by running at a very fast pace round the circuit, and coming to a stand still at the start finish line. That wont save much fuel would it.

      Anyhow, giving both drivers identical laptimes and Jenson being able to close on Lewis, doesn’t make sense.

      I just feel someone in the team decided to just try and sneak one past Lewis hoping, since they are pals after all, he would let it go. :-)
      But when Lewis fought back, Whitmarsh had premonition of expensive silver coloured carbon fiber all over the track and made frantic calls for them to save fuel

      1. I really doubt there was foul play involved from the team.

        It could be that Button decided not to see when he was told to slow down :)

        I doubt that too though. Probably just a mistake that Button’s engineer actually didn’t give Button a time or maybe Button isn’t familiar with the car yet. I assume this laptime is displayed on the dash. Which is where Webber received his engine mapping message.

  18. Maybe It is cause I am American and I started watching racing in NASCAR first. I just dont get the issue here. Vettle had a shot to lead and it did not work out and he and Webber spun. Then Button has a shot at Hamilton and goes for it. Well I am glad for it. This is about the win and who wants it. That is what racing is about. If you dont want two good drivers battling then get your one and find a guy who you tell him up front “you are # 2 and that is all you are”. I think this was a case of drivers going for the win and the rest is history. I know rule one is dont wreck your team mate, but hey it happens. This is racing anc racing is about winning. I feel this is also about showing us “hey I driving too”. Vettle and Hamilton were always looked at as the favoite but Button and Webber were thought to be second fiddle, guess that did not work out to my great suprise. Let them race and enjoy the show. IMO that is how you fix F1.

  19. One thing I was wondering about was the ride height issue (Button said he was bottoming during qualifying) and whether that would have been a reason to run Button a little lighter on fuel. He definitely was using less fuel during the race and “standing off” to be most efficient.

    People should remember that the driver controls the engine settings in the car.

    But I do think they clearly told Button not to attack after the incident, but they needed the points more than the risk of them getting together and I think that is all there is to it. And I’m one who thinks Button was faster this particular weekend and he shaded Lewis despite Lewis’s natural speed (maybe Lewis was adjusting his driving style a bit there as well due to his history on this track. But like last year I am becoming more and more impressed by Button.

    1. Were you watching the race weekend in chinese?
      Setting a faster lap than your team mate during the race doesn’t make you faster all weekend.
      At the time Button set his lap times, he had plenty of room ahead, Hamilton had only a small gap to Webber’s diffuser.

      1. I was watching sector times all through practice and qualifying as well as the race. No doubt following Lewis was hindered but if the both unleashed I saw more pace in Button. Not saying anything relative pace than that and couldn’t point to it in other races.

  20. quick_kill
    1st June 2010, 7:55

    just to add fire..
    early part of the race.. Was jenson not told to
    push/race vettel? NO. Seems like hamilton was left
    to fend for himself while jenson was to go on
    with his own race. Conserving & waiting to pounce,
    button cruises behind the three.. a decent gap..
    he didnt even came close to challenge vettel’s
    place on the first round of pitstop. If he were
    on the same pace as the three he couldve leap
    frog seb hence protected their position or even
    be infront..

    1. If you watched the race and followed live timing…

      Jensen was on the same pace as the first three.. he was saving his tyres because he knew he would not be allowed to pit before Lewis and jump him. So his only chance to get ahead was to do blinding laps while the others pitted. He set 2 fastest laps, but it still wasn’t enough.

      McLaren made a big mistake by not covering Webber’s pitstop and then Lewis lost his position to Vettel when they pitted together. Jensen got the worst end of the deal by pitting last of the top four.

      There was no way he could have leap frogged Vettel unless he pitted before him, but then he would have leap frogged Lewis too.

      1. Sorry – correction. Got the RBs pitstops wrong way.

        Meant to say McLaren mad a big mistake not covering Vettel’s stop allowing him to jump Lewis who stopped with Webber the following lap.

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