f1316 wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:37 am
Yeah I think, as has been said, the big positive is how good Charles’ car looked in the dry with the upgrades. That bodes really well for the rest of the year, and don’t forget Charles was looking very strong in all the practice sessions in Turkey last year, with a dog of a car, before the rain came. I have high hopes for that race.
I wonder if the graining Carlos had - before which his pace was good - is a result of the setup compromises they’ve been forced to make having been so done on power? It would be a double whammy if they could also address this weak point via running the car with more optimum downforce levels.
Looking at parts of the race again, I think Carlos nuked his tires trying to stay ahead of Lando. He looked fine on the hard tires although I don't know how long he could've held off Perez and Alonso if it hadn't rained.
He's had tire management issues since his crash in Hungary and I'm surprised he hasn't received a new chassis since given the crashes he's had.
But yes, more power would've helped that issue by letting Carlos keep pace without having to lean on his tires as hard.
The new PU showed some impressive gains to say they were running conservatively.
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