f1316 wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:51 pm
Everything does look very good from a Mercedes perspective - looking at that constructors championships graph alone, you'd be sure they had completely out developed Ferrari during the season.
- Every element: premise, connections and conclusion is so wrong I lost mu breath for five seconds
. Start with Malaysia, go backwards to Singapore, Monza, Spa, Hungary and tell me about out-developing.
- WCC situation: where do I start, drivers (including objectively inept Raikkonen)? First races dynamic? Lost chances in RussiaIIII, AustriaII, CanadaII. ChinaII, BakuIII, SpainII ? Not much correlation between development/car and points.
In the other direction here comes Mercedes after Monaco underdog routine (out-developing?)
"More worryingly for them , their update package really didn't work and I can't remember the last time I said that."
Or maybe it's track and limited laps related on top of running one driver team? It's not like the season is almost dead with 5 races to go and only DNFs can change it. Let's create some fake excitement:
- Hamilton is worried.
- Can Bottas be even slower?
- Will Raikkonen miss another race?
Cheap prediction: Suzuka is different, Mercedes will be the quickest, Ferrari close. One variable: will they squeeze the second stop out of 1,5? It may help slower in Q and quicker in the race cars on a difficult to overtake track.