F1Krof wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Juzh wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:36 pm
This track is pretty much like silverstone, but with just a bit less emphasis on straight line performance, so the obviousness of ferrari's lack of corner speeds in silverstone can't be overlooked. Red bull will beat them in qualifying and race. Quali will be close, but in the race merc and rb will run and hide. There's a high chance even gasly will be able to beat at least one ferrari.
In terms of laptime, probably 0.3-0,5s faster than last year, as is tradition.
Remember, last year Merc was losing around 4 tenths on the straights in Hockehneim. So I wouldn't be too confident saying that Merc will totally run away. It's an interesting track and I say it'd suit Ferrari more than Silverstone did, and you know how close Leclerc was to pole in a track where Ferrari 'sucked'.
This year's car concepts for each team are quite a bit different.
Maybe the first part of the track, up to turn 8, is similar to Silverstone. Turns 3-5 and 7 are all basically flat-out.
However, the rest of the lap, from turn 8 to 17, there are few straights and several technical, challenging low-speed corners. Red Bull is going to be strong here.