foxmulder_ms wrote: ↑Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:19 pmI don't understand why everyone is so downbeat abut Mercedes after Spa. They were basically equal speed with Ferrari. They just lacked the burst of speed which Ferrari can maintain for like 5-10 seconds. Otherwise they are almost identical. In my opinion if Vettel couldn't have passed at the 1st straight it would have stayed stagnant. Therefore, I don't have favorite for this race. It is a coin flip.
It's not just Spa though. They have been behind Ferrari for quite a few races. Hamilton somehow stole some races filled with Vettel errors, rain and good luck. But in all those races Ferrari was favored to win. Even in Spa, we did not really get to see the true pace of the Ferrari in the dry and Lewis put it on pole again. I think a dry weekend in Monza will prove that those Mercedes fears are real. The way Vettel passed Lewis after Radillion cannot be down to just slip stream; he was so much faster he passed him in the middle of the kemmel straight and did not even to worry about covering Lewis under braking. Ocon had the double slipstream, that is why he was so much faster than both, plus the Racing Point car is usually faster in the straights than the Ferrari and Merc anyway.