@freelittlebirds, I also found Mercedes strategy completely bizarre, and I’ve also found it strange that no-one within Mercedes have since come out and say the strategy was wrong in hindsight – or that their awful strategy has been discussed much by the media following the GP.
Back to the thread’s subject, after this Sunday I’m no longer sure it would be so bad for Hamilton if Lowe were to replace Brawn. After Malaysia (when Hamilton expressed his doubt that they had done the right thing by holding position) Brawn said something along the lines that he wanted his drivers to respect the decision making from the pit wall.
It’s been something of a popular belief, though, that sometimes a driver should overrule the pit wall, and decide to come in or stay out as he sees fit. Perhaps under Lowe Hamilton will gain the confidence to make those calls, and not stay out when the state of his tyres have transformed his Mercedes into a Marussia.