Hamilton hit the wall in Q3 because of night life? Why didn't the night life affect him in P1-3? That's just not credible. He's behind and has to push to make up ground. It was a messy weekend all around for him, though. Lots of lock-ups and offs.
Speaking about the problems Rosberg and Hamilton encountered, Wolff said: "Nico was in the more fortunate situation that he did a switch change just before which kind of led him on the right path so within half a lap he went back into the right mode.
"Lewis, because he didn't have that right path, it took him a while to figure it out - 12 laps - and this is what affected his race."
Wolff added Mercedes got the settings wrong because it had problems during Friday practice.
"We had a messy Friday where we couldn't configure it in the way we should have done so it was preset in the wrong way," he said.
I don't think the reality is as simple as "Nico fixed it right away." Things are falling his way more than not this year. That's how championships are won. When shit could go wrong for you, it goes wrong for the other guy instead or at the same time.
I think the radio rules are ridiculous. I don't think troubleshooting switch settings makes for entertaining racing.
Alonso seems to be unwilling to put it all on the line if there's no payoff. I think he would destroy Button in a competitive car. I say this as someone who really likes JB.
Agreed that DRS was unnecessary on the pit straight, but I think it was appropriate between 2 and 3.