I’m not entirely certain that’s true. A V-line would of course have a higher peak load during the “Peak rotation” phase Of the corner but a C-line driver would of course have a lower peak loading...PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:29 pmHamilton had a similar style at McLaren, the "V" turn, as opposed to Jenson Button who did a smoother "U" curve, and it had an effect on tyre life of course. Sharply pivoting the car at the apex was quick, but put a lot of energy in a short time.
After the Pirellies got every cheesier, everyone had to driver the car a certain way and the differences in styles between drivers really blurred.
But between higher apex speed (more downforce on tyres at time of rotation too) and prolonged cornering time, there has to be a ground where the C-line puts more energy through the tyres. More “area under the curve” as it were.
From what I recall Alonso was usually faster in Q2? That puts end to the myth that he was not the best of qualifiers.Wass85 wrote: ↑Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:16 pm[quote=raymondu999 post_id=898513 time=<a href="tel:1586898239">1586898239</a> user_id=9349]
IIRC they were only ever 1lap apart on Q3 fuel weights. Could be wrong. To my memory, whoever was faster in Q2 got the extra lap of fuel in Q3?
Also dont forget differing setups. Just because they had the same car wouldnt mean same setups.
I remember being surprised when I saw that Alonso Won the qualifying head to head. But I dont remember if it was Q2 or Q3 data I was comparing