raymondu999 wrote:Something strikes me as just weird about the circuit. Really the quickest car of the year just about has never won here - other than 2004.
2005 - Alonso won - McLaren/Raikkonen quicker
2006 - Schumacher won - (arguably) Alonso maybe quicker. Maybe.
2007 - Raikkonen won - McLaren quicker
2008 - Hamilton won - Ferrari quicker
2009 - Vettel won - Brawn quicker
2010/2011 - McLaren won - Red Bull quicker
SiLo wrote:You say that, but in the race last year Hamilton saved up those tyres and got past, he was also very quick all weekend.
SiLo wrote: I don't know what the tyre degradation is like there.
Hail22 wrote:Would that mean this fight will be between:
ParanoiD wrote:I hope I won a local competiton which reward attending this race! Announcement on the 6th of April. *fingercrossed *praying
n smikle wrote:Those long straights.. Mercedes is good pole bet.
scarlet wrote:Mercedes DRS advantage is more abouto being able to open it earlier whilst maintaining balance I thought? In which case they'd get the most advantage on tracks with lots of short straights.
raymondu999 wrote:scarlet wrote:Mercedes DRS advantage is more abouto being able to open it earlier whilst maintaining balance I thought? In which case they'd get the most advantage on tracks with lots of short straights.
There are several theories on what it does. But the advantage will lie in corners where the car clearly has more than enough downforce; but opening the DRS would cause too much twitchiness.
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