The first few laps he was quicker than Vettel, is it not harder to pass without DRS?
Yes it is, but the Red Bull, as has already been noted, struggles to get its tyres up to temp in relation to the McLaren, it could have been a possible opportunity but he wasn't close enough to even attempt a move as far as I could see.
tbh I'm still genuinely puzzled by what I saw at the weekend on the whole.
At the start when Jenson got the jump at the first corner I was expecting Lewis to be hounding him to try and get the place back, but Jenson just vanished, which I found quite astounding given it was a dry track, I wasn't expecting that at all
When stuck behind Perez I was expecting a move similar to the one Vettel pulled on Rosberg, but it didn't happen, admittedly it's a hard track to pass on but still, with Perez on worn tyres and Lewis on new ones I expected something.
Then that SC restart as I said, with Red Bull taking longer to get tyres up to temp I again thought that was Lewis' chance and thought he'd be all over Vettel, but he wasn't, far from it, sure he was in dirty air but he didn't seem to have too much in the way of handling problems whilst tucked up behind Perez.
It almost seemed to me like he'd lost a bit of that fighting spirit, the "spark" that we've seen in previous years appeared to be absent. I'm not overly fussed as I'm hoping for a Jenson WDC this year, but I still just found it a bit odd. I expected more out of him than I saw this weekend