Williams technical Director paddy Lowe explained why the team asked Felipe Massa miss lance Stroll.
Due to the early stop in the pits, in order not to allow Nico Hulkenberg to get ahead, Massa gained an advantage in speed and was in front of a young partner who had been in the boxes around later. On the command bridge had not counted on such a scenario and ordered the pilots to switch positions. The exchange happened, but at the wrong time – past the two as time passed Stoffel Vandorn.
“As to the pit stop lance was ahead of Felipe, we thought that it would be right if they are swapped. At the same time we were aware of some damage to the machine Mass (in contact at the start), – quotes low AUTOSPORT. Unfortunately, during the exchange of positions of both our drivers missed forward of Stoffele of Vandorn, who at that time went from the pit lane”.
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