Absolutely. But if you look at the recent trend and psychologically where each of them stands, things are in favor of Lewis. Lewis would clearly be knowing that, even if he qualifies behind Nico, he can put pressure and win in the race. On the other hand, Nico is now chasing a big lead, with trend against him. Like everyone else, I do hope that mechanical failures do not decide the fate of the drivers' championship. [-o<turbof1 wrote:On paper a Hamilton track. On paper that is; Nico upted the ante on a lot of tracks where Hamilton used to excell. Last year there was a huge gap between the 2, but he'll have it brought down by quite a bit.
I suspect it is because Japan/Russia and USA/Brazil are both back to back. The teams need to catch their breath in between.McMrocks wrote:Who came up with the idea to have a 3week break this late in the season?
Can't you do a 2 weeks break between each of them?Richard wrote:I suspect it is because Japan/Russia and USA/Brazil are both back to back. The teams need to catch their breath in between.McMrocks wrote:Who came up with the idea to have a 3week break this late in the season?
Yes, that's correct (but only applies to one race). Vettel will change all 6 parts and that's why he'll start from the pit lane.Richard wrote:How does that work with the penalties? Some people say the 10 places have to be accumulated, ie if you are only 5 from the back in qualifying then you have to take the remaining 5 at the next race?
Doesn't his participation in the race rely on the goodwill of the stewards and other teams? You can't just turn up on race day without either qualifying or being given permission from the stewards.SectorOne wrote:So it seems Vettel won´t take part in Qualifying because of his engine penalty. Frankly if i was an F1 driver i would have taken part regardless of where i´m starting the day after, driving an F1 car on fumes is what it´s all about so i´m surprised to hear that from him.