I think 8th would still be the maximum. At most he would not be passed by Sainz. Bottas, Vettel, Hamilton, etc probably still would have.
I disagree. At one point he was closing up on MAG (just about). I think he got as close as about 1s but then had some kind of problem and dropped back into Sainz's DRS zone. With new ICE he'd have been catching MAG at about 0.4-5s a lap and then have gotten DRS which would probably have been enough.
It's academic anyway. I'll take the points we have. That's one monkey off our back at least.
I agree but they could not have known the race could have been so incident prone full of stoppages.
Yeah, it's just an observation really, rather than a complaint.
As far as Vandoorne is concerned, the excuses are fast running out. He appears so scared out there on track.
The gap is unacceptable for sure but the last thing he needs is a lynch mob.
Edited by CPR, 25 June 2017 - 15:39.