I have looked, on laps 50 and 52 Verstappen did 36.9, 51 was a 37.4 which is probably including the dirty air Verstappen was in behind Hamilton. Lap 50 1 second quicker then Lap 51 8 tenths quicker. The two laps before the overtake Hamilton did 37.9 and 38.2 while Verstappen was doing 36.9 on lap 50. It's just my opinion but Verstappen was around 1 to 1.2 seconds quicker at that point in the race but those tyres could have gone off at any point. I personally feel Verstappen got more affected by the dirty air as you could see his car sliding, Hamilton got some slipstream and then Verstappen pulled away. I also think Hamilton made the overtake easier than it could have been.mikeyg123 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:35 amYes of course Hamilton was much slower on those laps. Hamilton was overtaken and negatively effected by the dirty air. That's a 2 second loss over those two laps. Look at the pace difference on the lap before the overtake to actually get a fair representation.F1_Ernie wrote: ↑Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:55 amVerstappen was 1.8 seconds faster on the lap of the overtake then 1.9 seconds faster on the lap after. In equal cars at the front you always have to be much quicker than the other car to even try an overtake, Hamilton sat under a second for many laps but couldnt even get close with DRS. Im not saying its 1.6 but its always around 1 second or more on the majority of circuits for equal cars at the front.mikeyg123 wrote: ↑Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:32 am
I dont know why Crofty said 1.6 seconds, his obviously been told it from someone.