TAG wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:00 pm
In the better late than never department:
There were a few times that we heard over the testing days that Mercedes were doing "rolling burnouts" driving through pit lane and I wanted to discuss this since it was never delved deeper into. Now I have a very good idea at what a rolling burnout is, why a team would do that (only Mercedes) is open for debate, but we saw lots and lots of pictures with the Merc's tires absolutely blistered to the brink.
http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=%2F ... .jpg&w=570
So my thought of what a rolling burnout is; Mercedes in the middle of a stint would pit and then launch through the lane, doing the same kinds of burnout we all grew up as kids doings. Is my interpretation of this off base? In the years I've been following the sport I've never heard is reported of a team doing something like this.
I ask, because the tire choices per driver for Melbourne are released now and the tea leaves are ripe for the reading.
maybe Vettel has the answer
Parlando di gomme, il “blistering” potrebbe essere un problema?
“Penso sia normale che, dopo i primi giorni di test, ogni squadra cerchi di portare il fornitore di gomme nella direzione che più si adatta alla propria vettura. Da parte nostra, pensiamo che la Pirelli abbia fatto un buon lavoro con la sua gamma di mescole”.
G: Talking about tyres, could blistering be a problem?
SV: I think that, after a few days of test, is normal for each team to try to bring Pirelli on the way that better suits to its car