SoliRossi wrote:some drivers like to take an unorthadox line on the dirty stuff as this acts as 'grit' and gives them traction.
Unorthodox or not, I doubt that the drivers choose different lines in the wet randomly. They do with because they are exploring new possibilities to get around faster. back in 2006 Shanghai qualifying, Michael Schumacher clearly choose a very different driving lines. that's why He was miles ahead of anyone else under bridgestone tires. clearly it pays to explore new directions in the wets.
SoliRossi wrote:Both he and Webber are fast in the wet, the shanghi result was determined by SebVet having clean air and webber having compromised track position. Late in the race when they were both in clean air they were trading purple sectors, not only demonstrating both of their prowess in the wet but also the cars abilities
Webber is usually fast until he compromise himself by making mistakes. To me, Webber is courageous but do not have a clear feel of the limit and at times he can't recover from his mistakes.
SoliRossi wrote:I dont think Vettel is a good driver in the wet as much as he is a good driver full stop. But you are probably right in that he carries over his pace in verying conditions better than most.
Vettel has given 2 teams their very first wins on his first year of joining those teams. I do not think he is just another driver. I do have to say though, Vettel probably have not developed championship winning speed in the dry. I think Button, Hamilton and Alonso have the upper hand so far.
One other thing, F1 driver don't always do it but rally drivers always feel the grip from their steering. So you can always see their hands are busy on the wheels making little adjustments. These "adjustments" is not so much to correct the direction of the car but rather to feel the limit of the traction.