I was wondering at he weekend exactly how the McLaren priority system works.
We all know that whichever of their drivers is leading on track is given first option of when to pit.
What I was wondering is how freedom much the other driver is given in reacting to that.
For example, if Hamilton is leading and decides to pit on lap 20, is Button told 'ok Jenson, Lewis is pitting on lap 20 so you can only pit from lap 21 onwards'? Or would it be 'Lewis is pitting on lap 20, so you can pit on any lap other than lap 20'?
The latter option would obviously leave open the possibility of an undercut and an annoyed leading driver.
It seemed in Australia at least, once Button had chosen his lap, it would have been better for Hamilton to come in the lap before rather than the lap after. That probably would've brought about a McLaren 1-2, probably still with Button winning the race, but possibly also brining them together too close for comfort.
Of course Hamlilton and / or his team might have had that option at the weekend and decided not to take it, that's what I am curious about.
Edited by Hulkster, 23 March 2012 - 19:07.