I really don't want to argue with you on this. Really, really.
I just want to read your suggestion for a better system, rather than how crap it was today.
My suggestion would be this, if the guy running 2nd is struggling with his tires and clearly losing time not just to his teammate but the rest of the pack, and the lead driver is not pitting, let him pit.
i.e. if him pitting early is not a strategy to jump the leading driver but to hold position from the other drivers.
Be it JB or Lewis... I dont remember them holding up JB until Lewis pitted in races like Malaysia 2010 when he was struggling with tires.
Had they been running neck and neck with other cars, Lewis would have lost a mad number of positions.
This is not the first time, same strategy put Lewis down to 7th of so after his first pitstop in China. It especially disadvantages him cos he seems to generally uses up more of his tires early in the stint as we have all seen.
But like I said in other threads, main thing was Lewis lack of race pace. This looks likely down to race setup and running less wing than JB. He never had JB's pace throughout.
So while better strategy would have got him 2nd. Even a better start would probably not have stopped JB today.