Opening the thread before the race has actually been held is cheating and unethical.forty-two wrote:Wow, someone other than Andrew managed to create a race thread!
WB caught you sleeping there Andrew!
Has someone looked up the distance between Yeongam and Suzuka in Google earth? It is very close.Bernie wrote:They had problems but they have done wonders in the last few weeks. I've been in touch, I've seen photographs and the top layer of the track has been laid. They will pass the inspection. Despite all the doom stories, I think people will be pleasantly surprised. I will be there, the world will be watching and we will have a great race - and it is on, end of story.
I think it will be very close between the top 3. There's sections of the track which suit each car. The long straights will help Mclaren, there are a number of heavy braking zones which suit the Ferrari, and there are also a number of longer medium speed corners which will suit the Red Bull. If Red Bull do end up behind the Ferraris/Mclarens, they will have a tough time passing them.univex wrote:From turn 6 to 18 seems to be good for RBR given the amount of medium and high speed corners.
RBR to lock out the front row, just.
However given the long straight at the start they are going to have a hell of a time keeping maccas and ferraris behind off the start. Maccas will be particularly quick off the start, although the ferrari should be just as good down the straights and the best in the breaking and traction in turns 3 & 4.
A bit like SPA IMO. RB's should be quickest, though I can't see them getting passed the maccas and ferrari's
Start of the race LH and FA to pass the Red Bulls. RB will suffer when they get within 1.5 secs of the car in front. The undercut from the new tires will be too much advantage to stay out on the softs and make up the time. Tough race for RB.
If their wheels stay on the waggon.Gerhard Berger wrote:Renault could spoil the party for one of the big boys.
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