You aren’t allowed to drive the same line if someone is next to you compared to when you’re alone. Pretty standard stuff really.
Ocon was ”alone“ well into his T1 approach, though. Hamilton just tries to force his way into a gap that is always going to close up by the time he actually gets his front wing – never even a wheel – very briefly alongside Ocon‘s car. Between Ocon driving in a straight line towards T1 and the pit exit wall coming in towards him from the other side like a pincer, that was the worst possible time and location for Hamilton to try a move.
If Hamilton had been halfway along or been alongside longer, I‘d say that‘s Ocon‘s fault any day of the week. But with the way things played out here, with Hamilton coming along very late and with barely any overlap between the cars, I don‘t see it that way.
Edited by Silberpfeil, 29 May 2022 - 21:56.