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Old 27 Nov 2016, 20:42 (Ref:3691546)   #14
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I think it is very hard to judge the relative performances of the Red Bull and Ferrari drivers.

Lewis slowed everybody down, so that made it easier for Verstappen (early) and Vettel (later) to come back.

I think in a normal race
* Verstappen would have been a distant 6th, maybe 5th
* Vettel would have been 5th, at best 3rd
* the Mercedes drivers would both have disappeared

That takes nothing away from Verstappen or Vettel, but the circumstances were very much helping them today.

I think if Verstappen would have appeared in front, Hamilton would have just passed him.
* he needed to win
* he could go much faster if he wanted/needed to

Maybe one of the Red Bulls would have stood a chance if they had used Vettel's tactics, but not this way.
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