I don't know what I was looking at, but I thought the race started at 8 EST. I usually record it, but watched it live this time.
"I just want to curl up in the fetal position." - Nico Rosberg
Once again poor strategy screws Mercedes. They should have pitted Nico three or four laps after Kimi and put him back on soft tires. IIRC he would have had to make up about ten seconds, but that should have been no problem for him.
The only reason I can surmise that Vettel didn't pass Bottas was the new nose cone. My guess is that he just didn't have any grip when he got close and just couldn't make the pass. Before the fanboys get up in arms, there was nothing wrong with Bottas's position when Vettel almost ran into the back of him for an attempted pass.
What happened to Crashdor? Did he break his car entering pit lane?
That Crashdor, always finding new ways to destroy a car. I guess it keeps the team on their toes.
Red Bull can't complain about Renault. Dan's engine didn't give out till the finish.
McLaren, always a bridesmaid never a bride.
Maybe when they get back to Europe, Honda will get them into the points.