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@Elijah. Yes Merc had no rivals closing in and Hamiltons lack of pace was due to saving fuel. No arguments there. My problem with their call is this. Their strategy with Hamilton backfired. He used up too much fuel trying to keep up with the RBRs and wasn't able to pull a big enough gap on Britney. When Britneys strategy turned out to be better (or maybe he was just the better driver today) the team intentionally kept him behind Hamilton. Second race of the season and only minimal risk of crashing out, because Hamilton didn't have the fuel to fight with Britney. So one driver was denied a chance to execute his strategy to favor the teams other driver. I don't know what else you can call that but being well and truly shafted by the team. The way Merc treated Britney and talked to him on the radio was reminiscent of how Barichello was treated as Shcumis number two at Ferrari. It is one thing to tell your drivers not to crash while fighting for position. What happened here was Merc tellin

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