I think they possibly had an edge in the beginning of the season but it does seem the Merc is just as quick in the fast stuff.raymondu999 wrote:If Red Bull really do have superior downforce as some people say they do, they could have a shot at pole or the win. Even more so if wet.
Although Canada was not representative of downforce levels, it was still a good situation where Nico was doing similar sector times to Dan, other than straights due to lack of MGU-K. And that too with a lot of forward biased braking, which was compromising corner entry. That tells some story.SectorOne wrote:I think they possibly had an edge in the beginning of the season but it does seem the Merc is just as quick in the fast stuff.raymondu999 wrote:If Red Bull really do have superior downforce as some people say they do, they could have a shot at pole or the win. Even more so if wet.
Any corners RB takes flat and Merc has to lift is probably because Mercedes arrives at the corner much faster.
I think Red Bull will have to keep their eyes open for Alonso and Ferrari in general.
I'm quite sure you're mistaken and you mean turns 5, 8 and 18 - the teams are fairly confident that turn 5, 8 and 18 will no longer be flat out anymore. They will become "corners" and no longer "kinks"godlameroso wrote:This may be a very aero heavy track, but engine power is very important as well. After turns 4, 7, 14, and 17, it's all about putting down the power. The only saving grace for other teams is that Silverstone has relatively easy braking zones, there's no tricky low speed braking aside from turn 3 and club corner(17). After that, it's not so much about breaking as it is about finding the proper entry angle.
It is merry ol' England so I expect unexpected rain showers all weekend.
Actually there were a few laps on inters at the Malaysian race last year but yeah the last proper wet race was Brazil in 2012 so I hope we see some rain in Silverstone's race.smr wrote:One things for sure, we're having absolutely lovely weather over here in England (I live an hour drive away from Silverstone)... really nice, sunny, warm circa 25 degrees celcius. It's been like this for a week or so. What that usually means is that two weekends away from now it's likely to be very unsettled weather, probably a lot cooler and more than likely rain - I wonder if we're going to see our first properly wet race?
Last year we hardly had one wet race - infact I think the Brazilian GP was about the only wet Sunday of the whole season!