KingVoid wrote:Raikkonen was even slower than Vettel in Spain before his car failed so it’s likely that it was just a Ferrari problem.
Kimi made his tyres last longer though.
Hamilton’s supersoft tyres in his first stint lasted better than his soft tyres did in his second stint, so the second stint was more likely a Hamilton problem than a Mercedes problem.
That's some strange reasoning. Why do you think it was a Hamilton problem, and not Mercedes having a problem with the softs?
Right after Hamilton pitted, he attacked Raikkonen right away instead of biding his time. Raikkonen has DRS from Ricciardo at the time so it would have been much wiser if Lewis just saved his tyres and waited for the right moment.
Dirty air has nothing to do with it. Kimi spent a significant number of laps stuck behind Ricciardo, yet his tyres were in great shape at the end. Austria is a rear limited track anyway and all tyre problems came from the rears overheating, not the front of the car washing out because of dirty air.
It’s not a coincidence that the drivers who attacked on their tyres right away were forced to stop again. Ricciardo and Verstappen have the same car, one of them destroyed his tyres while the other made it to the end and won.
See what i wrote about Kimi above.
There's no real way to know if the tyre troubles were a Hamilton problem or a Mercedes problem since we wern't able to see how Bottas performed on the softs.