2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

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Re: 2018 Belgian Grand Prix - Spa Francorchamps, 24-26 August

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So now if a car is faster at 1 track , its the title over ? Lol
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NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:19 pm
So now if a car is faster at 1 track , its the title over ? Lol
Not at all, but certainly looks ominous. Both teams are now at their final spec engines, so it's not like major improvements can be made by either team without bagging penalties.

Ferrari has always been great on tyres and those weird tracks like Monaco, Singapore, etc. Merc only had PU power but this season Ferrari has everything covered. So many times we've seen Ferrari overtake on lap 1, on launch, after safety car restart ... I can barely remember a Merc being able to do any of that. Except maybe Bottas recently.
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This season remind me the 2012 season with Alonso and his relatively slow Ferrari for a title contender

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Perez really killed ocon today.

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Sierra117 wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:23 pm
NathanOlder wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:19 pm
So now if a car is faster at 1 track , its the title over ? Lol
Not at all, but certainly looks ominous. Both teams are now at their final spec engines, so it's not like major improvements can be made by either team without bagging penalties.

Ferrari has always been great on tyres and those weird tracks like Monaco, Singapore, etc. Merc only had PU power but this season Ferrari has everything covered. So many times we've seen Ferrari overtake on lap 1, on launch, after safety car restart ... I can barely remember a Merc being able to do any of that. Except maybe Bottas recently.
Reliability wise Ferrari seems better also, but we could say there's always in a season one technical issue at least.

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17 point deficit if Vettel wins. A few races where rain is possible. This championship could well be very exciting...
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I hope Mercedes finds something with the mapping and testing they have been doing between races!
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dans79 wrote:I hope Mercedes finds something with the mapping and testing they have been doing between races!
Isn't it normally Ferrari that finds more performance after an upgrade? Well this year it certainly seems so
Always find the gap then use it.

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Did Crofty just say Max Verstappen and his teammate Lewis Hamilton...?
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JonoNic wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:31 pm
dans79 wrote:I hope Mercedes finds something with the mapping and testing they have been doing between races!
Isn't it normally Ferrari that finds more performance after an upgrade? Well this year it certainly seems so
Ferrari are historically shocking at mid season updates.

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Could be the start of the downfall, exactly like Alonso in 2012.
With that PU advantage, Monza will be as easy as Spa.

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Still all to play for because you cant assume clean weekends in all the remaining races.

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Due to a lack of competitors, this race was boring. However, I will take a boring win any day
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Well done Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel. Very good job!

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Very well managed by Ferrari, flawless job from Vettel.