Aug 03 2011, 4:23 PM
Lewis was quicker by a second or something the last lap and I think also the lap before. The lap we are talking about Jenson was 6 tenths quicker in the first sector but Lewis made 7 tenths in the other two sectors making at the end of the lap 1 tenth quicker like I said. He then matched or beat Jenson's 1st sector the next lap if I recall correctly. I had live timing so it was funny to hear David praise Jenson for being faster when Lewis was pulling a second a lap on him the two laps before and managed to beat him in the lap we are also talking about. Coulthard was using it as a sign that Jenson was faster than Lewis in these conditions at that time even though Lewis beat him in the last 3 laps in total by over 2 seconds. This is off memory so accuracy is probably +- 1 seconds.
It was due to traffic. Lewis came across the traffic in sector 1, but Button came across them in the tighter second and third sectors. The commentators spend too much time watching the timing screen and miss the fact there is traffic on-screen.
And what happened to Button in the first pit stops? Button's pitstop was faster than Hamilton's but he lost 6 seconds from before they both pitted to after sector 1 of Button's pitstop. What happened there? The commentators missed that completely.