raymondu999 wrote:I think Red Bull have actually undone themselves this year. They have supreme downforce, yes, and that allows them to go super quick in the fast corners especially. But it seems that with these new Pirellis, this is just stretching them under load and chewing them up, overloading the Pirellis. Hence why their race pace in tracks such as Silverstone & Spain, ironically, have been lackluster.
Good point Ray. I think that one factor may be overlooked by some members;
Last season at this time almost nobody thought Fred had enough life in his lumps to make it to the end of the season without having to take at least one grid penalty. Not an issue this season, and the Ferrari boys can ring the neck of the engines all they want down the stretch. I think it is most likely too late to win the WDC, but it is starting to size up as a great fight for 2nd in both championships, with valuable consolation money and pride at stake.
I see Ferrari running the Pirelli’s off the RB's and passing in the pits.
I'm going out on a limb putting "Bulk" in second but I think he has come good and only needs to up his quali form.
All three podiums may end up being due to team orders or else I would give Mark, a little more love.
It may be the case with Felipe Baby as well but only if he ups hiws quali form! =D>