Race Analysis – Wildest dreams

A skilled drive on a slick track surface netted Lewis Hamilton victory in the Turkish Grand Prix and something that was once beyond his wildest dreams – his seventh world crown. The ideal tire strategy seemed to be to have the drivers pit again after 30 laps or so. Nevertheless, Stroll pitted at the end of lap 36 for a new set of intermediates. Perez was due to pit for new tires in a couple of laps, but then the team told him to stay out. As the race panned out, we basically carried on with that set to the end,” said Perez after putting 48 laps on those tires and finishing second. There was a possibility of rain on the last lap, so Mercedes told Hamilton to pit for new tires. “So the laps before I was already chasing them down and then I could see them fight.

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