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Red Bull on a different strategy than Mercedes, will it work?

Max Verstappen drove remarkably few laps on the softest tyre during the free practice sessions in Portugal. Still, the Dutchman chose to produce his fastest times on the soft tyre in Q2, meaning he will start on that compound in Sunday's Portguese Grand Prix.  Fast times on medium Verstappen was the only driver of all drivers to complete a race simulation on the medium tyre on Friday afternoon. This tyre also seemed a good option to start the race on. It wasn't until the last twenty minutes of FP3 that Verstappen came out on the softs. When Verstappen ended up in Q2 during qualifying, he and Red Bull Racing chose to set a time on the soft tyre. This is in contrast to Lewis Hamilton...
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