Sebastian Vettel reckoned he could have done no better after climbing from 15th to fourth behind his team mate – despite being held up by Fernando Alonso.
Lewis Hamilton wanted to find a better strategy in order to take on his team mate in Abu Dhabi – but his team mate was already on the best one availabe.
Lewis Hamilton revealed he let his team choose what would be the best strategy for him when he made his final pit stop in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Mercedes say they won’t let their drivers “pursue a bad alternative strategy at any cost” after Hamilton complained about not being able to use different tactics to his team mate.
Sebastian Vettel was encouraged to finish the Brazilian Grand Prix only six seconds behind the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton described his Brazilian Grand Prix was “boring” after following Nico Rosberg home for second place on the same strategy as his team mate.
Force India’s plan to run Sergio Perez on a one-stop strategy backfired when the Safety Car came out.
Daniel Ricciardo suspects Red Bull would have ended the Mexican Grand Prix in a stronger position had they split the strategies between their two drivers.
Lewis Hamilton was unwilling to elaborate on his concerns over Mercedes’ strategy which caused him to describe his second pit stop as a “wrong call” during the Mexican Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel said third place was about as good as he could have expected having started from 13th on the grid.
Max Verstappen equalled the best result of his F1 career so far thanks to a mid-race gamble on tyres which paid off.
Red Bull took the fight to Mercedes in the early stages of the United States Grand Prix – and Daniil Kvyat reckons they could have won had it stayed wet.
While Sergio Perez’s 41-lap long run on soft tyres earned him a deserved podium finish, another driver managed an even more impressive feat of tyre-nursing in Russia.
When Valtteri Bottas was taken out on the final lap of the race by Kimi Raikkonen, one of the first drivers to benefit was his team mate, who had patiently worked his way up from a lowly grid position.
Lewis Hamilton wasn’t stretched during the Russian Grand Prix, which he won without getting within half a second of the fastest lap of the race.
Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas could have finished higher in the Japanese Grand Prix had they made their second pit stops earlier.
Ferrari produced the fastest pit stop of the Japanese Grand Prix which helped Kimi Raikkonen take fourth place from Valtteri Bottas.
Despite having lost pole position to his team mate in qualifying, Lewis Hamilton lapped a full second quicker in the race.
“He got lucky, didn’t he?” Daniel Ricciardo knew his best chance to beat Sebastian Vettel had gone when a Virtual Safety Car period was declared on lap 13.
“Think we had the pace to win,” rued Hamilton as Mercedes pushed his car back into the garage after 32 laps. But did he?