Where are you predicting Bottas will qualify, outside the top 10?
Bottas out in Q2? Bold prediction.
Just out of interest, how many of these points are there in Montreal ?
It's 2. The hair pin and the turn 2 (you can hear the wheel spin in turn 2 on his pole lap and a small spin on hair pin). Chicanes were not a big deal, especially in the hands of Hamilton as he carries more speed compared to other drivers on the grid.NathanOlder wrote: ↑Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:59 pmJust out of interest, how many of these points are there in Montreal ?
Just to give some spice to the race mate. I could have put Hamilton out of the Q3 but I did not want to be lapidated.ChrisDanger wrote: ↑Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:20 amBottas out in Q2? Bold prediction.
As an unimportant aside, you misspelled Kvyat like most people mispronounce it. See: https://audioboom.com/posts/1677393-daniil-kvyat
I would never believe a word coming from them. But yes, Mercedes should be behind tough I am pretty sure that they tried new components during the test in Hungary. Things should be slightly better for Mercedes if the components worked.GPR-A wrote: ↑Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:19 pm
The fact that, they are going in to Singapore GP with a complete acceptance (based on Toto and Niki's statements) of the fact that, they are the underdogs and they may not have a great outing, should help them focus on taking risks and Hamilton specifically, should be trying more than what he did in Monaco.
2014 and 2016 they had the pole and win. In 2015 they were absolutely nowere. I wouldn't call it poorly rather erratic.TAG wrote: ↑Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:11 pmBottas won the race in Austria, and Hamilton started 8th on the grid. It's a notoriously difficult circuit to overtake on.Edax wrote: ↑Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:17 pmThe cars are primadonna's, and have been for several years. They either get them working and are unbeatable or ( on rare occasions) they slide all over the place and eat up tyres. And where that happens is unpredictable. Singapore is maybe the most memorable case. But the same happened also in Austria, monaco and china. Both high and low downforce tracks. If anything the only connection I could think of be between bad performances is the higher than predicted temperatures in the weekend.
The only thing we know is that historically they've done poorly here in Singapore, they'll either have made progress in addressing their issues in these tight street circuits or they haven't. In any case, this is the only circuit that goes against their build, the rest are either very even with Ferrari or favor the Mercedes.