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Fake pit stop: Mercedes failed to trick Williams

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Fake pit stop Mercedes failed to trick Williams
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is full of praise for Lewis Hamilton’s strategy call to pit for intermediate tyres in the race’s significant moment.

“He got the call right. He had the option because his tyres were degrading and he got it spot-on. Wolff said after the race.

“He made the call. We needed to have the input from the drivers and he was right. It was absolutely the right call but it wasn’t obvious.”

“Williams were very quick, they both had a superb start and then it was impossible to overtake them, but when the weather got a bit more trickier that helped us.”

Mercedes fail to trick Williams

On lap 14 of 52, Mercedes sent mechanics into the pits trying to tease the Williams boys out, but neither car pitted. They are tried to trick Williams into a two-stopper, but the clever Williams was not follow them.

Wolff rejected the ‘fake’ pit stop game: “Sometimes you have to play the little games but they did not swallow the dummy.”

Mercedes pit dummy ‘against the rules’

Williams chief technical officer Pat Symonds, told BBC Sport: “We can’t get away from the fact Mercedes have good pace. It will be interesting to see now what Rosberg does, will he switch to a two-stop and have a go at us? It also looks like the rain is coming.

“You have to try and outthink them. I think coming out in the pitlane is against the rules if it is not a genuine call. We didn’t fall for that one.” (Vital points from Sky/BBC)

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