I'll pull the "don't let 2010 deceive you" card out again. McLaren have been strong at high downforce and traction this year, not at top speed.astracrazy wrote:For me imo this circuit will suit both red bull and mclaren. I think sector 1 is red bull. Sector 2 nice long straights mclaren. sector 3 you'd think red bull, but mclaren have good traction as we saw in Korea.
+ Hamilton seems to like this circuit. I'm hoping of a close race
As much as I would like a Ferrari win in Abu Dubai, I think 3rd on the podium would be a very good result. I think that Lewis will actually win the race. I expect the MaCa's will be very strong here and give RBR a run for their money. The obvious choice would be for BUT to place better than his teammate but I feel that Lewis has something prove and will end up taking it. Time will tell.raymondu999 wrote:To be factual Gerhard there were more than just 2 - but your point is well and truly noted. I do hope the Pirellis could somehow help out with that but as we saw in India - Pirellis alone are not absolute bolt-on supplements to overtaking.
I think the Bulls should be quite strong here - all the circuits where most corners are slow and fiddly; they have had good race pace as they're not hampered by the additional Pirelli degradation induced by their greater pace through corners.