I agree on some points, disagree on others:f1316 wrote: ↑Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:02 pmI'm surprised everyone isn't a little bit more excited (including the commentators).
Here's a list of all the exciting things from qualifying:
- finally we have a car that's capable of fighting the Mercedes; it's clearly not quite as good (look no further than Bottas vs Kimi) but it's close enough for a fight - exactly what we've all been waiting for for years!!
- as a result of which, we have the two most successful drivers going head to head; a fight between Vettel in Hamilton in two different cars is like the Schumacher/Hakkinen years
- this is also linked to the fact that the drivers are now clearly making a difference; you can see much more where a driver is doing something dramatic and finding time as a result (see Grosjeans's lap or lots of what Alonso was doing)
- competition at the top is cool but let's not get carried away yet. New suspension rules affected the order, quietly and behind the scenes Brawn\Budkowski\evil American capitalists did a rather brutal job and trimmed two top teams, not that obvious and unlikely under Bernard E. What happened to "our cars are perfectly legal"?
- You might say Brawn and Todt are helping Ferrari . RB is in transitional period on top of other things, Merc most likely too. Not a huge impact but it takes time.
- dividing Ham-Vett and Bott-Raikk is all wrong. Raikk is 0,5 behind, past successes don't add you speed and if I were you I wouldn't build wishful thinking championship fight from 0,3 on one track.
- you might attribute Grosjean's perfect lap to new cars but he had plenty of those in the old ones (Spa '15, Brazil '16, Singapore '15) that F1 experts running redbull infomercials missed. Speaking of: Marko was worried too much about Bottas and not enough about their own drivers, Ricciardo too . Egg on the face buddy.