The report also says how lewis secretly believed in the 1 stop and was planning that.
I was going to mention the 2011 RB. As Mark Hughes pointed out in his race report, the high number of easy flat corners at Silverstone doesn't reward Mercedes' downforce advantage as much, and effectively transforms Silverstone into more of a power track.
Pole was always going to be a challenge, therefore. But in the race, they were much faster and it wasn't even that close. I'm thinking that Spa and Monza, especially the former, might resemble Silverstone. Challenging qualifying, but should have a definitive race pace advantage.
I just watched the timelapse on reddit.
Not once did any other car have the fastest lap. Bottas and lewis passed it between themselves the whole race
Edited by w1Y, Yesterday, 09:37.