volarchico wrote:I don't have all the lap times and am not sure where to get them, but my question is about the big drop off on Hamilton's "time to leader" at the end of that graph. Was this because Hamilton was driving slower or Vettel was driving faster? (or both)
CHT wrote:For Vettel, who is leading the race from pole, there is really nothing much to gain weather if he lead by 2 sec or 20 sec ahead of lewis. ultimately it is about staying ahead and bringing the car to the finish line and collect the 25 points.
raymondu999 wrote:If I'm not wrong, that is Mr. Pop Idol. Simon Fuller. Hmmm...
CHT wrote:n smikle wrote:His tyres were done remember? Hamilton kept his tyres longer. I think Hamilton know he can beat Vettel if he only just gets his car slightly faster. When you read all the Hamilton quotes after Melbourne I think he's got a psychological confidence over the Speed of Vettel. In other words Hamilton knows that Vettel's speed has not yet been proven against a top driver. And the way he was gaining on him at the end of the first stint shows a weakness in Vettel's control over worn tyres.
Lewis was about 2sec behind Vettel right before vettel pitted on lap 14. When Vettel rejoin the race, he was stuck behind button briefly before overtaking him on lap 15. On lap 16, lewis pitted, and rejoin the race right next to button, and Vettel was already 5.5 sec ahead. What happen after that, is all history.
Vettel and Lewis pitted for soft tyres on lap 14 and 16 respectively, and both pitted again on lap 36 for prime tyres. Which mean, Vettel did managed to run his soft tyres for 22 laps (8 laps more then his first stint on same soft tyres) while lewis only managed 20.
I am not trying to draw any conclusion here but I think it is premature to say Lewis is good at preserving tyres, or Lewis was pushing Vettel to the limit.
CHT wrote:raymondu999 wrote:If I'm not wrong, that is Mr. Pop Idol. Simon Fuller. Hmmm...
No Simon Fuller looks more like singer Paul Young
Alonso and his Ferrari F150 Italia was remarkably less aggressive than it had seemed through the latest winter period. Formula1onlive did an analysis on Alonso vs his arch rival Hamilton lap by lap and bring you more insights on what happened in Australian GP 2011.
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