perer wrote:That is nonsense, Singapore (or as I call it Singabore) is an extremely high-downforce track with lots of low speed corners. The VJM-02 is fast at high speed, that includes high speed corners.
Suzuka should suit them, it is much more like Spa.
Actually, what you mentioned is nonsense. The FI car is fast at high speed corners? Really? Were you even watching the same F1 season as the rest of us?
Lets look at some results this season, shall we? GPs like Malaysia, Turkey, and China are known for fast, flowing corners. Where did FI finish in all those races? Near the bottom of the grid, as usual.
Spa is a big
exception, as it is a *low* downforce track with high speed corners. No other low-downforce track on the calendar has high speed corners.
The FI cars being fast in a straight line does not make them good cars. The cars having really good low-downforce or aero efficiency alone also does not make them good cars. Much of this anyways can be credited to the superior Mercedes engines that FI uses. The FI cars have problems with low speed traction, with fast, flowing corners where high downforce is needed, with tracks where car balance is key, and also on tracks where high speed stability and braking stability are paramount.
As I said, now that the exceptional Spa and Monza have passed, FI is back where they usually are, at the end of the midfield and near the bottom of the grid, just like they have been ALL year excluding Monza and Spa.