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He intentionally overdrove into the corner to desperately make up time even though it was a lost cause as he probably still would be last even if he did the fastest of anyone through there this weekend. He understeered on entry, tried to still send it by getting on power aggressively, however went a touch too wide on exit. Instead of backing out, he still tried to make the corner and paid the price when the floor bottomed out on the kerb / verticle movement in the car it seems as soon as the front right gets off the kerb like hitting a bump reducing massively any rear and front load. He then turned too aggressively left like almost a Scandinavian flick at the wrong moment while shifting up when car was unsettled to try to stay on track to make the final corner which caused it to be a massive accident and made it impossible to save at that speed causing a tank slapper when he tried to correct for the oversteer moment.In other news, I've seen the onboard of Stroll's crash now and... I just don't get how he's done that.
He was wide and straddling the kerb, but the car seemed settled when he suddenly turned at the wall. Obviously we can't tell if the rear's sliding (and I've not seen the outside shots from the penultimate corner) but it's such an odd one.
Maybe if he was a bit smoother with the steering, he could have got away with it when turning left for the corner as he would have a smaller moment that might result in just abandoning the lap more gracefully but he seemed desperate to try and make it due to knowing track position is important at this track as most drivers would back out when they know they are running wide on exit or at least lift a little to make the car turn enough to make the corner or abandon lap beforehand when they know they are too far down to make a position up.