raymondu999 wrote:myurr wrote:BUT he will also wear through the tyres more quickly.
Will it though, in a full wet situation? In full wet I don't think we have ever seen any such thing.
No probably not which is why I'd back Hamilton in most wet conditions. In full wet then tyre wear doesn't tend to be as much of an issue so he'll have the edge. In damp and drying conditions then it depends on how quickly the track dries. If the circuit dries slowly then bet on Button to keep the tyres working for longer, either giving him a pace advantage over the stint or forcing Hamilton to make an extra stop before they can all switch to dry tyres. If it dries relatively quickly then Hamilton should hold the advantage but Button will sometimes make a better call on when to switch to dry tyres and gain advantage that way. If it stays damp then it'll come down to whether Hamilton can get away with an extra stop and/or if Button can get away with not stopping as much.
Either way I think that in changeable conditions those two are the best drivers on the grid, followed closely by Alonso. Vettel is harder to read, he's had some good and some bad races and last year I think the car had a general problem in full wet conditions.