Originally Posted by wxwax
Lost in all this is the Force India fiasco. Two things occur to me. One is the obvious, what on earth did they do with their hub-and-nut design?
The other is their race craft: why did they bring in two cars on the same lap? Obviously Sutil's abnormally long stop made a mess of things, but separating the pit stops by a lap would have avoided that, no? Seeing the cars stacked up in the pit box reminded me of a sorry scene from a few years ago.
Teams do this all the time. If the strategy and data point to having tire changes on the same lap, they will go for it. Its a calculated risk and the crews train for this. Sure there is some risk, and I suspect the team didn't have this problem on their radar, or they wouldn't have tried.
Again every last constructor's point means $$$, so if they can get away with a few tenths by bringing in on the same lap, they will do it.