New Abu Dhabi 2021 circuit laps - simulator

For ease of use, there is one thread per grand prix where you can discuss everything during that specific GP weekend. You can find these threads here.
User avatar
AeroDynamic
4
Joined: Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:25 am

New Abu Dhabi 2021 circuit laps - simulator

Post

Hadn’t seen this before. Karun Chandhok drives the simulator around the new Abu Dhabi track where our season finale will be decided. What’s your thoughts for the championship contenders?

Last edited by AeroDynamic on Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:18 am, edited 2 times in total.

BlueCheetah66
BlueCheetah66
1
Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:23 pm

Re: New Abu Dhabi 2021 circuit laps - simulator

Post

I'm a bit worried for Red Bull here. Two of the places I would expect them to gain time are now eliminated.

User avatar
PlatinumZealot
430
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:45 am

Re: New Abu Dhabi 2021 circuit laps - simulator

Post

Looking on last year's qualifying comparison, the difference between the cars at the old track was small. I also agree with the wider community that the new track changes take away the premium on rear traction thus the advantage will swing to Mercedes.

Examining last year's qualifying:

The RedBull seems to have better low speed traction on corner exit as you see in old turns 5, 6 , 7. Then on old turn 8, the Mercedes seems like it catapults from the corner. This was not because it has gained a strong rear end all of a sudden, it was only because of the off-camber corner that helped to load up the Mercedes rear outer tyre. The story of strong rear end and traction repeats for the RedBull out of turn 17 where it pulls ahead once more. The rest of the lap is pretty even stevens. One thing I noticed was the RedBull seem to lose tyre grip later in the lap.



Image
✊If we break that fundamental principle of sporting fairness and authenticity of the sport, then suddenly the stopwatch doesn’t become relevant anymore because we are exposed to random decision making, and you fall out of love with it.✊

🕸️ Web weaver Vs Spider 2022🕷️

User avatar
ringo
189
Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:57 am

Re: New Abu Dhabi 2021 circuit laps - simulator

Post

The track is much much faster, and the setup does not have to be compromised too much by the tight section.
Now we can have more overtaking.
For Sure!!

User avatar
siskue2005
100
Joined: Fri May 11, 2007 8:50 pm

Re: New Abu Dhabi 2021 circuit laps - simulator

Post

ringo wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:36 pm
The track is much much faster, and the setup does not have to be compromised too much by the tight section.
Now we can have more overtaking.
The new turn 9 looks like turn 1 of qatar (but inon the opposite side)