2 Oct 2018
Race 16 – 53 Laps – 5.848km per lap – 309.745km race distance – very low tyre wear
The Russian Grand Prix was decided by strategy, just not the sort that pit Ferrari against Mercedes in a battle of off-track wits; rather it was Mercedes’s use of team orders that had ultimate sway over Lewis Hamilton beating Valtteri Bottas in Sochi.
19 Sep 2018
Race 15 – 61 Laps – 5.063km per lap – 308.706km race distance – low tyre wear
Lewis Hamilton won the Singapore Grand Prix with a conservative one-stop strategy to stretch his championship lead over Sebastian Vettel to 40 points, but while the Briton’s lead was never really threatened, the Mercedes car arguably should never have been so comfortably positioned at the head of the field.