I'm sure the car is asymmetric in some areas, but I doubt Mercedes (or any team for that matter) wouldn't compensate for weight distribution. Loading the corners differently for different tracks is likely, but a 50kg difference that wasn't intended.., no way.bosyber wrote: ↑Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:25 amPossibly, PU and cooling/auxiliaries in the sidepods are assymetric ; that means ballast there is too. If they switched that around, maybe? Still, that would mean ballast on one side being some 25kg more, hard to think, even when in a hurry, they'd fail to notice that.
In every F1 race the lead car dictates the pace, managing the gap to the 2nd or 3rd car. How may times have we saw Lewis drive laps nearly 10 seconds slower than the pole lap, keeping a 2-3 second gap to Bottas/Vettel/etc? When his pit window opens he gives it 100% and can easily open up a comfortable lead to minimise pit stop lost time.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:01 pmAnd still he won the race...
He slowed right down to hold up Hamilton just before his pit stop. Without that, Hamilton would have been second if not first and Vettel's hopes even further dashed.
Kimi has done everything asked of him to help Vettel win this year - not his fault Seb's dropped the ball. He's been ditched because Leclerc is cheaper and also has a future with the team after Vettel retires / is dropped.
He was probably not impressed having it shoved over his shoulder