DutchDopey wrote: ↑
Sun May 05, 2019 3:32 pm
This going to be the race that determines the rest of the season. If it is again a Merc 1-2 than it is done.
- Many races to go so not quite but close. Australia was an odd one, Bahrain - domination, China - slightly behind in Q, surprisingly more in the race, Baku close.
- God knows how to apply all the contradicting theories about pace to Barcelona. Benchmark track so no Australia excuse, cooling whatever is fixed I guess, less of an engine track but there's a straight, ~max downforce and all the corners (are corners still Ferrari's weakness after Baku and Bahrain
). Then there's mother of all excuses, tyres. Elaborate theories about them should apply less to one lap.
- Cheap and mean prediction: Ferrari will the quickest but will lose it in Q because of one or two elements
- On Mercedes side, It's too early for gearbox/engine change, other technical glitches, mid season tyre problems or "it's James" strategy. Will happen sooner or later.