Merc should have done a last corner switch. You wanna protect your prize so he isn't exposed to coming in 3rd or 4th, fine. But they should have switched back. Toto just took a step down in my book. Not the first time it's happened in the sport, but Ham already had a commanding points lead and the best car in the field(this season).Regarding Max being slow on ultrasofts, I think they were saving his engine, meaning he was just cruising.
Mercedes decision was logical, like Toto said, it's better to be called a baddie now than an idiot later on. What I didn't like was the charade that Hamilton and Bottas put on after, with Hamilton trying to give Bottas the #1 prize and so on.