nzjrs wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:06 pm
godlameroso wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:01 pm
ME4ME wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:58 pm
To be fair half of the upgrade this year haven't worked. I wouldn't say Red Bull Honda is king of anything right now other than pit stops which they are amazing at.
Some did, some didn't, and not all of it was in vain. There are more wrong answers than right ones. So it's easier to get things wrong, than right, statistically speaking. The important part is they're figuring things out. Sochi will be a very important test, as Mercedes has always been very strong there. A lot of important corners are in a speed range the car has not liked all year. So if RB does well there, we'll know they're on the right track.
What's your guess on how Albon might go here vs Verstappen - does Sochi have more of the types of corners that Albon struggles with more than Max (at the current state of the RB16)?
The car itself struggles in these corners, or did, so the gap between Verstappen and Albon would be greater here. Of course the team has made some inroads to improving car behavior at that speed range so we'll see. If they can get the ultimate lap time down in the 1:31.7ish then we'll know they have improved things. That would put them at a similar gap to the last race.
How they'll fare in the race itself, hard to say, Mercedes already had astronomical pace last year around here. 38's and 37's. Easily half a second faster than the RB15 was, so I'm not expecting them to just beat Mercedes, but if the gap is similar to last round I will be very pleased. Imola and Portimao should suit the car as Mugello did.
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