LM10 wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:16 am
WaikeCU wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:09 am
Danlizzyman wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:33 am
I've been checking the forecast often as I'm attending the race this weekend, Saturday now forecast to be 10 degrees, that's crazy for August! If any sessions are run in the dry they'll struggle big time to get temp into the tyres.
8 degrees, coldest period in the night. 14 degrees highest during the day, thus still way too low. Rain expected throughout the weekend. I expect something similar to Hockenheim where one area of the track is still dry and other area are very wet. Low temperatures with inters or wets, will be similar as driving on ice. Could be the most exciting race of the year.
A race does not get exciting in such conditions. It just gets chaotic and mostly things happen which shouldn’t happen.
Why? If that is not good for the spectacle, then racing on simulators would be the only thing that would make sense, because in simulators, it never rains and neither you spend money for broken parts!
As much as the skill is required to drive a car on full speed and not overdo it in dry, to make the best possible lap, after having practiced over and over again throughout a weekend, would be different to controlling a car in an unpredictable environment. Only few can excel in both and that is who you should appreciate and such opportunities are rare in a calendar. So let's see who can excel this weekend and enjoy!