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Schumacher Could Have Finished 6th, Could Button Have Made the Podium?

Michael Schumacher had a particularly good British Grand Prix. He finished ninth and scored two points for Mercedes. But he could have finished much higher up. He had to pit to change his front wing after crashing into Kamui Kobayashi on lap nine, but this was in the window to make the switch to slick tyres, reducing the disadvantage of having to make the extra pit stop to replace his damaged nose cone. Nevertheless, cruising slowly to the pits and changing the nose as opposed to merely changing the four wheels and tyres cost him sixteen seconds. He was then given a ten second stop and go penalty for the incident with Kamui. That cost him a further sixteen seconds, with Silverstone’s fast pit lane, which skips the tight left – r...

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