Bill_Kar wrote: ↑
Mon May 06, 2019 11:32 am
Roman wrote: ↑
Mon May 06, 2019 11:04 am
FER will be quickest in FP and until Q2, then Merc go 1-2 in Q3.
Interview after Q: We were nowhere in FP but overnight we suddenly found the right setup and could perform in Q. It was a huge surprise for us, too. We do not expect to be competitive in the Race, power advantage of FER blablabla.
FER and RB will fight for 3-6 the rest for the remaining places, Williams remain dead last.
Race will be the same, the Merc in front after Lap 1 will win the race. People will try to tell me it is an exciting season due to all the midfield battles.
I really hope I am wrong because if it turns out this way then I rather concentrate on other things this year, like nice family sundays etc...
At least there is some excitement regarding which Mercedes will be 1
I’m reasonably sure we’re going to see a turnaround this weekend. I honestly thought it was already on the car!
Newey’s Magic front axle is going to be a major player in fortunes from here onwards. However! There’s talk and much concern about some kind of Pirelli puzzle. That’s a myth as the tyres Pirelli are supplying are the same for everyone. It’s simply that along with the wear-rate having been manufactured out of them, so too has the durability, which renders them susceptible to damage. That aspect is of extreme importance, especially throughout qualifying, (think Mercedes.) and the drivers must never lose sight of the fact, as unavoidable blisters will be the consequence.
Ergo Blisters can not and will not be eliminated with fancy suspension tweakery. As for the up coming race and any other, logic and afore thoughts are the only other items likely to secure the desired outcome. What Ferrari must not do, is strive for something they already now have.
My use of the word, strive, is meant in the context of not seeking heat for the tyres as that will come, if the drivers respect them.
Blisters, are the result of previously inflicted damage, nothing more.