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Mercedes will bet on this strategy: 'Then Hamilton can pose a threat'

In a preview of the French Grand Prix, sports journalist Chris Medland predicts that Verstappen, while maintaining the speed advantage over Mercedes should be able to build a buffer over his direct rival. He also warns the drivers to once again watch out for the pitfalls of the Pirelli tyre. If Verstappen still has the pace advantage from Friday, then he should be able to put Hamilton out of DRS range and build a buffer over the Mercedes", Medland argues in his column on Formula One's official website. "If Hamilton’s made the gains he predicts, though, he’ll be able to stick within a few seconds of Verstappen and threaten at the pit stop phase." Read more Hamilton puts...
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