It almost doesn't matter if Hamilton or Bottas would get top spot in qual, as Vettel and the Ferrari seem to have a faster start off the line, esp in the last two races. The start turned out exactly as I thought it would, until Kimi tapped him out to last place. Was most probably an accident, but it IS Ferrari, such things not unknown in the past. And Kimi, of course...
If that hadn't have happened, Hamilton might have been able to get past Vettel quickly in the first or second lap, but not later, as it is just too difficult to pass in these races. It is very likely that Vettel would have been able to hold him off, even if Hamilton is faster on the track. Still, with the help of Bottas, he was able to make it back for a minimal loss.
Mercedes does have to up their tactics game even more, since they are clearly being out-thought, esp in the starts (stickier tires).
Once the raced started and I saw what happened, I just fast forwarded through the rest. I may be an Alfa fan, but have never ever been a Ferrari fan, even from the 60's (not into cults I guess).
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 07-08-2018 at 09:35 PM.