"We'll save cars in the exact timing of them. It was Kinda Nice it. We had a couple incidents in this race where people were able to move into a safe area for car recovery and all we got Out was a locally waved yellow. Yeah it's a it's I think it has a forty percent chance of safety car. And then something like seventy for vs see But does you. We'll see as we keep talking about this race Perhaps not the The race we got this weekend Ricardo. Eventually what's Poss Norris on the straight here the great low battle between this entire mid pack As everyone sort of bunches together especially in this mixed pace strategy at laptop we see Donnie caveat. Getting Past K. MAG for eleventh of beautiful little fight between the two of them. They're one hundred Grand Prix for Kevin Magnussen Peres then who started in the pits This lap eleven. He's actually in fifteen at this stage. Gobbling up the packaging. Good job gets passed. A Tonio. geomancy into fourteenth Peres. Record makes a bit of trouble for himself threat. This entire are making trouble for everyone else. Threat this entire tire race While he's sort of racing for position on racing position in between a pit strategies at the pit windows kind of open at this stage I went for stop and decides to come in going onto hards at this stage. Would nobody really knows. How long are you going to be able to go on those? We've seen a lot OUGHTA drivers doing a good job of you know. Having long stretches on hearts this is a fifty six lap race. I want to say so would be quite far long. WPRO that you're right. This is not like last week though there. This is a decent sized track so the question sort of being pushed to Mercedes. Perhaps maybe it's something to cover off. Maybe it isn't I guess Mercedes hides nothing to lose and everything nothing to gain having to lose or nothing to delay ran a think-tank think. Yeah it's one of those interesting things where having the two cars Near the front you've got options ends there for for answering that. I was sort of surprised that they had botas answer about so quickly. Yeah a long time. I would have bet you that. Hamilton Molson's strategy was optimal Especially given how good we've seen Hamilton beyond tires and we'll talk about when we we see that here too but it seemed like a long stretch especially for Botas who has not been. He hasn't been terrible on tires. Batayer management has not been a strong suit for his his racing this year and having him answer verstappen from the first and then let Lewis continue racing in and serve. Have them choose his moment later for a stop to me that seemed about really poorly For Valteris seem like it would be asking a a lot of him to either extend those things up to the end or to keep enough pace on them they Second Stop wouldn't be Terminal Criminal Rice Hamilton. Ever stop and of course both in recent Racist showing off their prize for stretching tires to add the pet ended up itself actually really really help them. At redwoods are pretty fast but actually in this case protest managed to get get at four tenths faster than for stopping that might help him later on lap. Seventeen it it looks like Hamilton is maybe sticking to a one stop he still out there. And we'll have to see is the race continues Lap Nineteen signs pets. Hamilton says he's pretty happy with the tires at this stage and the order of operations of course Or their race or at this stage is Hamilton and I bow tie second For Stopping in third third and fourth Hamilton really racing with for stopping at this stage at once the APP once he takes his pit and Saigon Oaks. In the note there is again now botas on fresh tyres but also hard tires and You you know immediately after coming out of the pets behind the Claire he gobbled Leclair up really fast Once again proving that whatever. The Ferrari form we've seen in the past few weeks is like that that pass would have been impossible for. I think we saw bacteria try to make that pass Tooth racist go and it just it. It wasn't in the cards and this week. It was pretty easily done and even allowing for the difference in Tyre Strategy and circumstances. It seems like Things have changed pretty radically again with regard to power your for a Friday. The Not really threatening the Mercedes at this stage The Mercedes threatening threatening each other. It would seem as Botas on the hunt not to Hamilton. Who of course is getting a little bit wary? Probably or rather his tires are lap. Twenty Narsingh gaselee pitch in response. Signs at Hamilton is now two point. Four seconds ahead of votes us all eyes on whether or not he will pitch voluntary. Go possum that way. Or whether whether or not he'll make us do the hard work to try and reclaim I. And Caveat has a bad patch. I think it's the rare left. We've got a couple of these. This race ended up holding them up for maybe four extra seconds which he didn't exactly need a Ricardo got past Peres into six pairs has pitted Jess Ricardo. Fighting for position. They're doing a great job then Lop twenty-three we guess von on the radio he's back After missing the Mexican Grand Prix a asks Louis. Box and Lewis in typical Lewis. Fashion decides not to rob tires are still good. Yeah fails it. Yeah and I think he's probably doing the math as much as anyone Every lap he stays out increases the odds of him being able to have a successful one stop race and that point again. Are you betting against Botas being able to make those tires last absolutely So yeah I think Hamilton was absolutely gunning hard for botas but he was also thinking that the cool thing about being Lewis Hamilton is you. You can stretch strategies really more right like you. Can you can find optimal strategies that are just not available to other drivers. We've seen him do that. I think he's trying for it here And I think that's one reason why he was. Basically he basically decided. I'm going to drive the wheels off this thing and make botas do the hard way round right. And then we have I guess Peres maybe stretching a little bit too far he gobbled up by Norris Narus goes into A seventh Peres note eighth and then protest gets the wonderful team. Radio message of you can attack him now. which seems a little? You bet aggressive for a teammate. But Fair enough makes light word of it passes Hamilton on. The strange helmet has put much of a fight for it and then immediately coming into the pits as they round the penultimate. Tarn the question. This stage being convoy task keep going. Are we going to see another reshuffle when it comes comes to pitch later in the race at this age. I said we're a lap. Let's say twenty five twenty six. The order is botas atop for stopping behind him Hamilton. Then and Leclair Ricardo Norris Hulk Oberg sides Guiseley Reichen and but there's a bunch more pits To get done at that stage so so Hamilton's how he's on twenty four laps on his medium von telling him to calm down a bit because he's pushing. The tires may be a bit too hard to make this one stop stop. Successful Peres gets passed. Caveat into twelfth season push again lap. Thirty two we see Almonte Past Signs minds into seventh loads of like the Amanda of overtaking. It was happening and I may pack was absolutely wonderful. This was a fun race. I feel like this sort of summed up up this year quite a lot where there was a lot of talk about strategy whether or not people have made the right decisions when it came to tire wear and then just a fantastic little fight between in those two or three teams in the middle of the pack lap. Thirty five we have stop and tires are sorry. Yeah not for stopping. Perceptions opens up there. Oh no sorry for stopping. Yes tires chopping up the vessel for stopping. VR V. S. V. T.. Thing is once again called me. His tires are dropping off he comes into the pits. It goes onto mediums. Albion is passed Norris into sixth and then we see kind of the the moment where we're like. Okay okay this is. This is what we're looking for the rest of the race lap. Thirty five like I said focus comes in and pets. He comes out behind Hamilton but in front of her stopping stopping but we are basically done with pits at this stage for the front runners. Hamilton's on Hart's photos of her stopping her on mediums. And then there's there's a little bit of a kind of look at Leclair who's also there. He's not really in the mix but he's on hards and depending on what happens with those mediums at the end of the race. We could see them either. Catching up galling Hamilton or losing out and having Clara Kochav or a mixture of the two because the other thing that's happening happening here is that this entire group for the last twenty has got a decent chunk of backmarkers to make its way through before we hit that. Checkered flag Were you in the at this stage rob. Who did you think was in the ascendancy and who is who is at risk of getting gobbled thought it was hammered? I thought Hamilton had this And I think like again for one. I think I have a predisposition to overrate the possibilities of the hard tyres And part of that is because has I think there's a lot of times early in the season when maybe the tires where rates are less. Well understood man there little more conservative with strategies than you you see on the track drivers extending way beyond the projected stints This time of year. It seems like for whatever reason those stents are maybe a little no more predictive in terms of what the tire strategy is going to be And so the the thing is it looks like for this race. Maybe for nobody was a one. Stop Race really in the cards. And they're all just trying to figure out. What is the most efficient way to sort of build a bridge bridge to the checkered flag? but I really thought that Hamilton by stretching that first stint out so far and knowing how good he is on tires. I I really thought that you know with both US having made having to make that second. Stop coming out eight seconds behind Hamilton. Nothing Hamilton could nursing eight second lead for half the race. Yeah I did I thought I thought and and also we've seen in of late belts here can catch people but a lot of times in moving into drs attack range. He destroys his tires and very rightly loses the he destroys the tires and brakes and very quickly loses the ability to make the overtake In ways that like Hamilton Rinse. This does not. We've seen Hamilton slowly position himself for those for those attacks and they usually succeed. Botas moves into attacking range exhaust himself to get got there so I thought this was. I thought this was Hamilton's race to lose and it wasn't until NOT TO SKIP ahead. I don't know if there's if there's any between now and let forty two of you wanted to head now open Berkow outstanding into twelve thousand. Yeah Let forty two Hamilton gets on the radio and is starting to get really panicky about his Tyre Strategy Adji and he asks his anyone else made them last this long and it is so tough to tell Lois. Because Lewis was sounding nervous or unsettled about a strategy is not again. Has No predictive power for what is happening. Lewis race like that guy will convinced he's blowing it right. Don't like right up until the minute. He's got the race in the bag and shocked as one. Yeah exactly exactly so. I didn't know how to interpret that but again lap forty two Having just hit on lap twenty five for the hearts and already he's trying to ask like Hey We seen anybody buddy do good lap times hards flight thirty laps now and that's when I started to think might not be Hamilton's race or race lap forty four Perez up into ninth like I said start from the pits doing a wonderful job. They're just retain position at this stage. Narrow lasted ended a racist if you can grab some points Hamburg who had gotten positive at four laps earlier as now asking me Reichen in in the arena makes himself open to eleventh Reynaud of course forest trying to grab as many points as they can to solidify fifth-place Ricardo at this stage. I think is running. If he's not in sixties close to it at this stage and he did go off the track Holcombe Brook here during that a little. Fight with Kimmy but I don't think in Cave of it I think he retained on. There was any I was in the air by the time that happened. So if there was let me know Botas. Now we're into forty eight so we have eight laps left and his engineer comes over the radio and tells them that Hamilton is to seize two seconds behind Hamilton. Botas said no talking now which is his kind way of saying shut up and And at the same time extra stop and is being told to push that he can maybe gobble them up at this stage lap fifty one botas eyeing up Hamilton like rob was saying he's kind side of taking a little bit of time to get to this point. He's got five laps left. Will he be able to make it. STICK BOTAS goes. Interestingly around the outside of Hamilton Hamilton defends ends the inside and and Ham Bolton basically breaks safely.."