JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:Faster is not always better.
Gerhard Berger wrote:Hamilton's biggest problem was not being able to have a clean, incident free weekend too often.
He had problems with tyres in some races (who didn't?) but then on many others he had no problem with the tyres.
raymondu999 wrote:I agree with your conclusion. But agai, like I said; in terms of speed and overtaking. Not in terms of mental strength; strategic thinking, etc. His troubles this season haven't really been an inability to overtake; or lack of speed - it's been more mental setbacks in his head.
Pierce89 wrote:n smikle wrote:I agree somewhat. Speed used to be everything - almost. Speed of thinking is what leads to other skills such as overtaking, braking, aggression.
With these new pirelli tyres and regulations you are punished for being fast and your cars is doubly punished for not having the best aerodynamics.
drivers are not punished for being fast. If the drivers weren't pushing the tires wouldn't get destroyed so quickly. The Pirelli's just force a diver into getting the same speed but with smaller gentler control inputs so as not to load the tires up to much, but it's not like the drivers aren't on their limit. When grip goes away they still drive hard they just have to have more skill. I felt like the Bridgestone's allowed drivers to abuse them to the point where it virtually erased the need for that skillset bringing the less talented drivers closer to the more talented drivers.
I definitely feel like the Pirellis help to separate the best drivers from the rest, but the problem with them is they seem to hurt better cars. I feel like with the invincible Bridgestones the field would never have gotten close to the RB7 since it could use it's grip advantage with impunity.
But I don't think Vettel will dominate 2012, still probably win but the other cars will be closer to the RB8
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