garyjpaterson wrote: ↑Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:11 amWasn't 2014 very wet indeed at the start? I remember Lewis, starting from the pitlane spinning at T2 and just touching the wall.
iirc it was wet but not very wet at all, inters but starting from the pitlane meant Ham had zero brake temp going into the first corners and he got away with a very light tap of the wall. The rest of his race was excellent but that was semi amateur move, he had months of catching up Rosberg after that Aussie race and he was desperate to finish high up, he just wasn't prepared to take it easy for a few corners to get the car into a better working window all around.
Then I'm thinking safety car near the start, almost everyone switched to dries except Mclaren who stayed on inters, moved up as a result but were swamped after a lap or two. The majority of the race was dry and the race was kinda all over the place as you had fast cars out of position, people trying different strategies and Mclaren with their bold move to use the inters in practically dry conditions :p
Considering the kind of track it is, twisty and with short straights it tends to be pretty good as there are decent places for people to try bold moves in corners.
I do think without failures or big surprises, I think Merc and Ham will walk away with this one though.