djos wrote:The DRS Zone was badly botched by the FIA for the the Spanish GP, it didn't start anywhere near early enuf and as a result it cost Lewis the Win and Mark a Podium place - very disappointing imo!
Vettel would have passed a car that was 1 second a lap faster than him? o.OCyleB wrote:Then Vettel would have passed Hamilton... i dont see where Vettel immediately getting passed slower cars is lucky nor do I see Vettel being faster out of the last corner lucky that just shows that the RB7 is dominant... The fact that Vettel has won 4 of 5 races shows this
Williams had horrible pitstops yesterday which eliminated the new tyre advantage. They had a problem with the rear jack on both cars so I hope they will fix that before Monaco.marcush. wrote:Barrichello with only new unused tyres in the race still not making an impression on Maldonato is weird..he lost everything in the first stint and in the 3 on new hards compared to Maldonato..what went wrong there?
The pitstops were agonising as well...10 seconds lost to the best is lousy.bearing in mind that the car was not slow ...they seem to get not much right at this time.
The fact is it is impossible for a Red Bull to run a full race with operational KERS, unless they built a track on North Pole. That is their choice and it means they feel it gives them optimal performance. So it is completely fair to compare McLaren speed with fully operational KERS with Red Bull speed without one.donskar wrote:...
1) Over the full length of the race, Ham had KERS; Vettel only intermittently. Anyone hazard a guess (or firm answer baased on facts) as to how much total difference that would have made? I have to believe it would be on the order of more than a second. More than enough for Vettel to be well clear of Ham. Glad to be corrected by someone with facts.
Doesn't work like that, Hamilton consistently pulled up to the back of Vettel till 0.7 behind and in the dirty air could go no further, so this fantasy KERS-less handicap you are trying to calculate is of no consequence, if Vettel was going faster, Hamilton would have been going faster too, and still 0.7 behind.donskar wrote:1) Over the full length of the race, Ham had KERS; Vettel only intermittently. Anyone hazard a guess (or firm answer baased on facts) as to how much total difference that would have made? I have to believe it would be on the order of more than a second. More than enough for Vettel to be well clear of Ham. Glad to be corrected by someone with facts.
No one is concerned about precedent, and no-one is saying it wasn't the same for all, the point is that DRS is supposed to mitigate the unfair effects of travelling in another cars wake. That's the point. It probably failed to do that in Sunday's configuration, but not by very much. Previously cars required to be 2 seconds per lap faster to attempt an overtake, here a car on occasion half a second per lap faster could not get close to mounting an overtake, maybe a few extra yards would have helped, but if the differentials required have reduced from 2 to just a bit more than 0.5, then DRS is on the correct track..donskar wrote:2) The DRS zone is what it is and is the same for all drivers. If placed differently it might have helped Ham. And if different, might have helped Vettel more.
3) When the trailing car (in any situation, not just Vettel-Ham) is able to use DRS, the trailing car is racing to a different set of aero rules than the car in front. Unprecedented.
Nothing to do with power, and never has been. At the end of the straight Hamilton was 20k faster than Vettel, it is aero, traction and turbulent wake, that is all it has been about for decades.donskar wrote:4) What happened to the Renault engine's power deficit? Remember: with more HP (?), DRS, AND KERS, Ham could not pass Vettel.
Maybe those other cars want to concentrate on trying to stay on the lead lap before worrying about taking victories.donskar wrote:5) The race is over. Vettel won. On to Monaco. Would LOVE to see the race won by a car that is neither chrome nor painted with a red cow on its side.
I'm not sure what more you want though djos; there were some DRSovertakes. Heidfeld and Jenson showed that.djos wrote:There would have been DRS overtaking had the zone started just after the exit of the corner instead of the start finish line!
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