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      09-23-2019, 09:32 AM   #156
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Originally Posted by tdott View Post
I wouldn't say they failed and lost, they just didn't get a great result due to their chosen strategy.
In the grand scheme, Hamilton still has a 96 point lead on LeClerc and Max in the driver standings.

LeClerc (or Max) can win every race for the rest of the season (6) and Hamilton only needs to finish 5th or higher every race to still win the championship.
They failed and lost the gamble. With Vettel's crazy fast out lap and LEC's pace their only chance was to wait and hope for a safety car. They gambled, they lost. Toto did say that they weren't able to beat Ferrari with pace, so it had to be with pitting under SC.