So what do you think of Hungary then? Pretty close to Singapore, but for the sligtly different types of turns.RB_[Gnx] wrote:This one should be for Red Bull , The RB8 has got Good Traction and it always performed well in Acceleration/Braking Circuits as it got 3 Poles out of 3 ( Webber In Monaco , Vettel in Valencia and Canada)
If they don't won't to be thrown away in the WDC they MUST win this GP ,( At least a podium finish)
Lotus is a big Threat and Ferrari has always been doing well in Marina Bay , The dark Horse is Mclaren althought I belive ( following Valencia and Canada results) that they may have a chance
I don't really see how McLaren are a dark horse personally, they will be there-abouts like they have been in the past 3 GP's.RB_[Gnx] wrote:The dark Horse is Mclaren althought I belive ( following Valencia and Canada results) that they may have a chance
Difficult to tell if McLaren will be there. The first of those 3 races was completed on a slightly more typical f1 circuit, but that was more then a month ago. Spa and Monza aren't at all your typical circuit and require very specific packages, so you shouldn't really count them in.zyphro wrote:I don't really see how McLaren are a dark horse personally, they will be there-abouts like they have been in the past 3 GP's.RB_[Gnx] wrote:The dark Horse is Mclaren althought I belive ( following Valencia and Canada results) that they may have a chance
A mix of Hungaroring and Monaco, with one very important characteristic of both: overtaking is practically impossible. So qualifying and tyre conserving are very important, especially with the softest rubber being used.Shrieker wrote:If Alonso finishes just once in front of his rivals, it'll be over. It'll be too hard to reel him in, he'll also have too much of a psychological cushion. Hamilton, Vettel and co. will have to make sure they finish ahead of Alonso every time, starting here.
How much do you think this track is like Hungaroring ? Or is it more like Valenica ?
It will all come down to mechanical grip. Tricks like EBDs aren't playing a huge role simply b/c speeds are way lower, which means the plume will not be as much pulled down. Cars will be set up for most downforce, whatever the drag penalty is. The car that can add the most downforce will have an edge, so I'll give that one too Red Bull.raymondu999 wrote:I feel Red Bull could pull through for a victory here. As I've always said, Singapore is most similar to Valencia. Red Bull have basically had racewinning pace in the last two really hot stop-go traction-and-braking circuits in Bahrain and Valencia.
McLaren given their form in the last three races cannot be discounted though. Neither can the Spaniard in Scarlet, whose form is scintillating around Singapore.
As the point on Hungary, I'm not sure that Hungary as a circuit is the best barometer for Singapore performance. Hungary's slow corners are all long, while there really aren't any long slow corners in Singapore asides from the Turn 11/12 chicane. I've seen the race from that area in the past - and even if the field were in identical-looking helmets and cars I'm positive that we could single out Hamilton, Vettel and Alonso. You can really pick them out there.
This track is very bumpy, but unexpectedly, the suspension is set rock hard! Those planks have to be kept in good condition!bhallg2k wrote:I think this track is really its own beast. I can't think of any others to which it readily compares. Monaco?
I think Red Bull will rebound here.
IMO two very similar track layouts, and comparing each year's Valencia and Singapore qualifying results of the same year generally support that. Similar corners, etc?n smikle wrote:@ Ray, why you pick Valencia which is pretty high speed?).