godlameroso wrote:You can quote me on this, next year will be similar to 2010, except Mercedes will be more competitive. The race pace will be similar, but qualifying is going to be on another level to anything we've seen so far. And if regulations don't change much between 2017 and 2018, the race pace will be at the same level in 2006, but we'll do so without having to re-fuel which is going to seem insane.
Still we will not see the true pace of the car on a Sunday because of the fuel load
LMP1 race pace and qualifying pace is almost same, The fastest lap in the race
There are some races in the calendar where there is a difference of 6 seconds between qualifying and the race
On top of it we see that being done for a maximum of 3 laps before they back off
In comparison in 2006 the driver was on maximum attack lapping within 1 second of the fastest lap for every lap of the race