- Sep 29, 2009
RP messed up when they pitted Stroll for new intermediates. The way to go was to finish the race on used inters, by the end they were half-slick and half-wet tires.
Stroll said it himself that he had issues with graining on his first set of inters as well. He had already lost 10 seconds to Perez when he went in to the pit. It's rather unlikely that he would've been able to do any better even without the stop.Racing Point absolutely ruined Strolls race, like holy ****.
Also, he came out ahead of the Ferraris, who also had changed to new inters. If he had just done what almost everyone (*cough* Bottas, Latifi *cough*) managed, then he'd had a really good shot at that 2nd place.