erudite450 wrote: ↑
Tue May 18, 2021 10:34 pm
zibby43 wrote: ↑
Tue May 18, 2021 8:09 pm
PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑
Tue May 18, 2021 6:21 pm
I heard the Mercedes should be the fastest car here.
Slow corners have certainly been a strength of the W12 this season.
Think it should be all to play for between Red Bull and Mercedes.
I also think Ferrari could get somewhere on the second row, particularly if either Bottas or Perez aren’t on their A-games.
I take your point about the W12 performance in slow corners but Monaco's low grip nature might exaggerate its tyre warm-up issues. We also need to factor in W12's apparent dislike of the softest compounds in the Pirelli range.
That said, I still expect a close battle.
The softer compounds will be an interesting factor.
I’m curious to see if tire warm-up will be an issue when they have more freedom to set up the car a specific way for this circuit, with maximum downforce, instead of having to ensure the car is balanced through a wide variety of corners covering the entire speed range.
Plus, they needn’t be as concerned about deg in the race, which is already a strong suit.