Wynters wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:26 pm
With a new calendar being developed, multiple races at some tracks, no races at others, which team is most likely to benefit?
E.g. We have two races at Austria where, traditionally, Red Bull Racing are very strong. That's good for them.
Not sure that's true. During the V6T era, Mercedes have won 4 of the 6 races. In the other two races, Mercedes had a double mechanical DNF and the infamous overheating issue. Sure, those failures were Mercedes's fault but I'm not sure that correlates with Red Bull being traditionally strong there.
Bottas was 7/10s faster in Q3 than Max in 2018, for example. Max beat Kimi on track, Vettel had a grid penalty so started behind Max anyway. If not for the Mercedes's double DNF, Max probably wouldn't have won.
In 2019, Mercedes dropped the ball with their car design and then Max did his now-famous muscle through on Charles.
As for the rest of the calendar, Mercedes usually do well at Silverstone, Hungary is also a good track for Hamilton although I can see Max winning there. Barcelona will probably be like testing. Spa and Monza are interesting. I can see Max doing well in both as the Red Bull traditionally ends up running less rear wing and is quite quick in a straight line. If the Honda is as good as we think, Max could win both of these quite nicely.
Or Ferrari could turn up with a modern F2002 and blow them all away!
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