SamH123 wrote:I wouldn't expect any significant pecking order changes given the track looks similar-ish to Silverstone?
I can't agree with that point. Silverstone is massively different to Nürburgring. The German track is much slower and puts a lot less energy into the tyres.
It's true that the majority of the lap is dominated by low speed corners but there are some fast sections. Turn 5 and the Schumacher essess, as well as turn 11 are very quick. To do good in the Nurburgring you need a car with good breaks, and a good balance because the track is neither front or rear limited. Another thing that makes this track very tricky is the fact that the apexes are not obvious.
I don't think we'll see the same problems we saw in Silverstone, tire wise, this track punishes you for using the kerbs in all but three places.
I think Lotus can do well here, however if Mercedes has gotten on top of their race pace they will be hard to beat.
It would be the ultimate irony, Rosberg a german wins Hamilton's home race, and Hamilton a brit wins Rosberg's home race.