Same compounds and spec construction and even the same track characteristics (stop and go) as Canada, isn`t it?
Do you really think they will drop the grid-girls in Dirndl? I thought Austria would still go ahead with them as I don't imagine Marko nor Lauda being fans of this American imposed prudishness. My understanding was that Liberty leaves it up to the local promoter to make those decisions.FelixAustria wrote: ↑Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:42 amF1 will bring a third DRS zone this year: The long, slightly bended straight connecting T1 and T3 going up the hill. So there's three DRS zones in a row, only separated with one curve each, which IMO is the very first time we'll gonna see something like that.
But thats a negligible gift for what wonderful attraction F1 has taken away from us: our marvellous grid-girls nicely dressed in traditional gowns will be dearly missed
I think the quali Vs race setup is myth I guess. What I really think is, Mercedes has traditionally preferred harder of the available compounds. They seems to now working towards basing the car for the softest compound available, which they did in France. They have done more or less similar for Austria too. They have to aggressively move the balance of the car to US, which should hold them into good stead for the quali. They have not complained about degradation problem in the races this whole season and even if there should be a compromise by favoring US, then it should be worth it.atanatizante wrote: ↑Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:59 pmAt the press conference after the race in France, Lewis said they should put emphasis on the qualy position here in Austria, cos it`ll be very, very hard to overtake even they will introduce a 3rd DRS zone (that`s my presumption).
In addition, he predicts that RB should be very fast around this circuit. Nothing about Ferrari, though it`s always in his mind, y`know ... so more compromised setup towards qualy it`s the key for victory, isn`t it?