How did Mercedes get it so wrong?

How did Mercedes get it so wrong?

Mercedes' logic for pitting Monaco Grand Prix leader Lewis Hamilton seemed inexplicable from the outset. BEN ANDERSON considers how it could've come to the decision that cost Hamilton victory

Lewis Hamilton might be starting to feel as though the Monaco Grand Prix has something against him. Arguably the most able Formula 1 driver of his generation has competed in nine F1 events around the streets of the Principality, but has only one win (in 2008) to his name.

By rights that statistic should have changed in Monte Carlo this year, but Hamilton was left to rue yet another missed Monaco opportunity, thanks to a strategic blunder by his Mercedes team that handed a third consecutive triumph in this race to his team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.

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