KPGS wrote:Very interesting comparison video.
Yes, F2012 is cca 50km/h slower on finish line.
But in this video we can also see that F2012 lacks speed in first three turns also.
But after that, as far as I can see, generaly on every straight Lotus reaches higher top speed, but every turn, and every apex, Fernando has at least 10+ km/h (one turn I noticed 30+ km/h) speed advantage.
For comparison purposes (minimum speed trough turns unless its apex):
Turn 1: Lotus 136 - Ferrari 126
Turn 2 apex: Lotus 180 - Ferrari 152
Turn 3 apex: Lotus 232 - Ferrari 203
Turn 4 brake point: Lotus 290 - Ferrari 280
Turn 5: Lotus 95 - Ferrari 103
Turn 7 brake point: Lotus 267 - Ferrari 269
Turn 7-8: Lotus 138 - Ferrari 170 (F2012 never drops under 170 in these 2 turns)
Turn 9: Lotus 219 - Ferrari 230
Turn 9 exit: Lotus 230 - Ferrari 245
Turn 10 brake point: Lotus 297 - Ferrari 290
Turn 10: Lotus 72 - Ferrari 91
Turn 11 apex: Lotus 180 - Ferrari 176
Turn 12: Lotus 113 - Ferrari 160
Turn 13: Lotus 129 - Ferrari 130
Turn 14: Lotus 84 - Ferrari 80
Turn 15 apex: Lotus 100 - Ferrari 98
Turn 16 apex: Lotus 213 - Ferrari 162
Finish line: Lotus 280 - Ferrari 230
Too bad we dont have Q3 laps to compare, in this video Kimi has better lap then Fernando.
Also, to me is kind of obvious that Lotus has different setup with less DF, reaches speed more rapidly but has less speed trough turns. Considering that, its hard to compare traction levels in this video.
* ofc we dont know where Fernando used KERS
** feel free to correct me any time
Owen.C93 wrote:The graphic is clearly out of sync with the video on the Ferrari clip.
Crucial_Xtreme wrote:Owen.C93 wrote:The graphic is clearly out of sync with the video on the Ferrari clip.
I think so too. I'm not sure if this is the same video or not but in this one I believe Fernando is at roughly 256 kph at the start/finish.
Either way it's impossible to know what was the purpose of the lap, if he was doing anything in particular, when did he use DRS and/or KERS, what happened out of turn 16, etc. All of that and you can't always trust the graphic on the screen. I know the F2012 is down compared to others on top speed, but that seems too much.
radosav wrote:alogoc wrote:50km/h???? Are you sure? Do you mean 5km/h maybe?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNDK2uwl ... lpage#t=6s
Crucial_Xtreme wrote:Here's a video from Spain during the race where Fernando is at 280kph at the start/finish line
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