I guess one of us must be misunderstanding something. The track was cool when the USs were put on. The track did not cool down over the time when Hamilton's USs came to life towards at the end, it would have had an increase in temperature over and during that time. Cool track kept the USs going for very long. Cool track is detrimental to performance of tyres that already struggle to get heat on a normal day. Increase in performance over time is not due to track that cooled over that period.
Anyway, I was wondering if DR had too much faith in RBR. If LH was "pulled in for pit stop" he would have questioned everything including what tyres are you sure, etc. DR said RB pulled him in and he just followed and didn't ask any questions and tyre choice wasn't discussed. So, in that sense, LH > DR, and he did win it fair and square. About LH shutting the door, well they do it all the time. That's racing. You should watch V8SC (while it's called V8)! Shunting is so normal there!