PhillipM wrote:I think most of us not getting over-excited were expecting that here - the midfield is only a few tenths spread and this track is pretty unique for those front heavy tightening radius corners that go right from high to low speed in a single corner, the first one with the switchback is very hard on the front tyres and temperatures.
You can't even sacrifice some rear end to get the front better here because the stop go hairpins are followed by long straights where a lot of time is, so you daren't compromise on rear traction.
Should be better early on in the race with heavy fuel on board though.
I believe you are spot on, although it’s undeniable that the last couple of races have made fans be a little more excited than they should probably be.
At the same time, I believe that this is one of those races were sacrificing race pace for qualifying pace isn’t the best way to go... With as many passing opportunities as this track provides, starting in 12-14th isn’t a horrible place to be “if” the race pace is there... That’s a big “if” and no idea if that’s what the team went for.
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