Pirelli doubts Hamilton could have finished without pitstop

Hamilton had staged a recovery from 11th on the grid to challenge for a podium finish in the wet Istanbul race, when his main rivals elected to stop for fresh intermediate rubber.
With the older tyres holding up well at that point, Hamilton elected to push on and ignore a call from his Mercedes pits to come in for a change.
However, the move ultimately backfired because the pace of the used …Keep reading