Of course intent needs to be taken into account, otherwise you are saying a driver should be locked into a pitstop as soon as the crew are out regardless of changing situations on track which is a bit silly, strategies change from second to second all the time.Zoue wrote:I didn't think there was any ambiguity and I wasn't aware intent came into it. I just thought you're not allowed to send your crew out unless it is to pit a driver, precisely so as not to influence other teams to pitFlash2k11 wrote:Its only really a dummy if they genuinely never intended on pitting Lewis. If the radio call is 'do whatever Kimi doesn't' then there is enough ambiguity there to skirt that rule I reckon. It's never been particularly well policed either.Zoue wrote:I think they possibly got sold the dummy by Mercedes when their pit crew came out but neither Merc driver came in. That coincided exactly with Kimi making his stop and I can't help but feel they're connected. I'm just surprised not more was made of it at the time as I thought it was illegal to do that. But I imagine they feared the undercut as Hamilton looked quicker than Kimi up to that point. So yes, I'd say they brought Kimi in too soon but OTOH they were almost forced into itFormulaFun wrote:Well between the lot of them ferrari did their best to lose the race. Vettel bottled it at the start and then Ferrari pitted Kimi too soon for the 2nd stint because they hadn't done their research during practice on the performance/durability the soft tyre had to offer because they have this stupid thing about bringing only 1 set of harder tyres.Toby. wrote:Lewis Hamilton wins the race.
> First: thanks Ferrari
> Second: thanks team
They have the best car yet they can't get the results.
edit: and they did it twice!
Point is if Ferrari did their research on the soft tyre which, to be honest, is pretty obvious you should be doing in practice like everyone else, they would know the soft tyre would not last the necessary amount of laps and therefore would be able to know what they were actually doing when they pitted Kimi rather than just having to react to merc