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if they hadn't pitted vettel, most likely verstappen would have, and undercut him, that's why they pitted vettel before leclerc
and at that time, vettel was 3.9s behind leclerc, they hadn't even considered he'd make up that time to jump leclerc

vettel his outlap was the fastest anyone managed, imo he stole the victory, he wasn't handed it...
 

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that was an entertaining race, especially when you expect a traditional sochi bore fest

sucks balls for ferrari though, losing one car and because of that, losing the race as well
by now, vettel is only 5th in the standings...

apparently they had a deal that at the start leclerc would keep his lead, or be handed it back, unless vettel made a substantial better start
vettel though he made the better start, so didn't want to give up the place, while the getaway and initial phase of the start was dead equal between the 2 cars, prompting the message from the pitwall


and with latifi all but confirmed at williams....i think no more hulk next year!
 

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mercedes fucked up by bringing hamilton in a 2nd time
this after ferrari fucked up by putting vettel on the softs

and that stat about the state of the tires is just stupid
 

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I find most of the new graphs super cringy. The "chance to overtake" one with the pits specially. For those who know the sport, they can figure it out by themselves, it's part of the fun. For those who don't know as much, it's part of the suspense. Why ruin it with a mathematical formula?
 

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mercedes fucked up by bringing hamilton in a 2nd time
turns out they didn't really fuck up, they just wanted to make sure bottas won the race, and the weren't convinced lewis would move over to give him the win
merc was champion either way, but bottas got the lead at the start and they really didn't want to take away his win because of strategy
 
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