- Mar 20, 2007
- AFL Club
- West Coast
Because the cars get tested every weekend for this type of thing?Why do we assume that no one in sport does anything to breaks the rules when in reality there isn't a sport in the world that isn't full of cheating.
Also thats not how the burden of proof works. You can't just claim a grand conspiracy like pit to car telemetry being used and then when asked to prove it go "well every sport involves cheating (it doesn't) so this is probably definitely happening because the Aussie driver lost to his team mate again".
Here is a far more plausible scenario in my opinion about what went on Sunday.
- Max pits before Daniel because he was on the Hypersofts, and RBR had said they were going to split strategies, so it was likely that Daniel was always going long.
- Max is on the supersofts, which have no trouble going the full race distance so tyre degradation is unlikely to play a major role compared to other tracks. This is proven by Lewis who did around 80% of the race on a set of reds and managed the tempo.
- Daniel pits onto the supersofts (I wish they had've been a bit more bold and tried the Hypers). He comes out of the pits 7 seconds behind Verstappen who is approaching back markers and Bottas who is having brake issues. This is the main reason that this gap was closed soo quickly.
- Once both drivers clear Bottas the gap is around 2-3 seconds where it is pretty much stays for the rest of the race. Tyre degradation was not an issue on the supersofts so it really didn't matter a great deal if Daniels tyres were 15 laps newer. There are many examples to choose from in the hybrid era where a car closes a long gap to a car in front but then struggles to pass.
I'm not going to argue this any further, because neither of us are likely to change our minds anytime soon I think