Wow. Looks very nice! Should have used this from the start of the season!molina wrote: ↑Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:39 amhttps://ep01.epimg.net/deportes/imagene ... corte1.jpg
So sad it's the last one...
To be fair no one really sand bagged in testing. The long runs made it obvious that the race pace between Ferrair and Mercedes was close, and that Red Bull was a little behind.
I agree, although some pace hiding is attempted/done I do feel the Barcelona tests (if you interpret them correctly) are telling. Just a bit of trying to get my feeling across!godlameroso wrote: ↑Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:14 amTo be fair no one really sand bagged in testing. The long runs made it obvious that the race pace between Ferrair and Mercedes was close, and that Red Bull was a little behind.
Mercedes confirmed that “Lewis has requested and been given permission to run number 1 on the nose at this final race of the season because he’s World Champion.”
“The problem in Brazil was caused by a failure in the variable inlet system that caused unstable combustion,” a Mercedes spokesman confirmed on Friday after the start of practice in Abu Dhabi.
“Engine settings were changed to contain the risk of failure/maximise performance during the race.”
Hamilton will use the same power unit for Friday’s practice running in Abu Dhabi to give Mercedes the chance to review it and consider whether it can be used for the rest of the race weekend.
“We have made hardware changes outside the sealed perimeter and we are running that engine (PU3) today,” Mercedes said.
“Data will be reviewed after FP2 to make sure all is OK."
Wow, that seems so "old fashioned" already, doesn't it, since we've had dedicated driver numbers. It would be good to see the no.1 on the title holder's car for the whole season. I wonder if it'll prove to be a jinx, however.