wowgr8 wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:15 am
Sieper wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:58 pm
Bottas has 3 new engines. If Merc gets an advantage somewhere they can stick Bottas up there too. It was and will be very close.
This. Bottas and his army of engines is the key and Mercedes know exactly what they're doing getting as many fresh engines in the pool as possible so they can run them into the ground trying to bother Max. Bottas will be a big problem not just at the tracks at which Mercedes will have an advantage but in Mexico and Brazil as well where Mercedes will have the strategy advantage with their two fast cars.
Perez had the drink system excuse on Sunday but he hasn't proven he can hang with Hamilton, Bottas and Max on pace all year, except at France where he had a strategy advantage. I worry for Max in this aspect, he doesn't have a wingman like Hamilton. These last 5 races are going to be incredibly tough and Mercedes are going to resort to desperate tactics when necessary
No, this was answered now in many topics many times...
If you take engine nr. 5, the nr. 4 gets removed from your allowance and so on....
Bottas has one ICE from the US GP and has to run it to the end together with engines 1-3.
As the Bulls only lost the ICE in the crashes, they are not in a super bad situation, with all other components they are good.
For Perez: He was on par in Q. That is a super good sign, first time this season? Also at the start it was fine and although limited he stayed in the pit window till the second stop. So if this is kept up I see not again the 2 vs. 1 situation.