2021 United States Grand Prix - Austin, Oct 22 - 24

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Re: 2021 United States Grand Prix - Austin, Oct 22 - 24

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Expecting good results from Mercedes and Ferrari
Ferrari, that's all

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Re: 2021 United States Grand Prix - Austin, Oct 22 - 24

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Could this be a good track for RB?
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I just moved to Dallas this last week. Maybe I will hit Austin in 2022...

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Re: 2021 United States Grand Prix - Austin, Oct 22 - 24

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This is going to be a a very interesting weekend for Ferrari. Both drivers on the new PU without any penalties. Looks to be sunny, no rain in the forecast, temps around 30°C. It’s a pretty fast track. Let’s see where this upgrade really stands compared to the rest of the field.
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Re: 2021 United States Grand Prix - Austin, Oct 22 - 24

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The higher temps will favour ferrari and then redbull.
For Sure!!

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ringo wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:55 pm
The higher temps will favour ferrari and then redbull.
Just as long as its dry. I have had enough wet races to last a long while now.
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Big Tea wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:58 pm
ringo wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:55 pm
The higher temps will favour ferrari and then redbull.
Just as long as its dry. I have had enough wet races to last a long while now.
I could easily vote for races on inters for the rest of the season tho...

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Zynerji wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:01 pm
Big Tea wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:58 pm
ringo wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:55 pm
The higher temps will favour ferrari and then redbull.
Just as long as its dry. I have had enough wet races to last a long while now.
I could easily vote for races on inters for the rest of the season tho...
That's fair enough, your preference, I can see the attraction it does make it more driver prevalent.
I like to see car v car on level terms.
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Big Tea wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:34 pm
Zynerji wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:01 pm
Big Tea wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:58 pm


Just as long as its dry. I have had enough wet races to last a long while now.
I could easily vote for races on inters for the rest of the season tho...
That's fair enough, your preference, I can see the attraction it does make it more driver prevalent.
I like to see car v car on level terms.
I remember feeling that in the Vettel VS Alonso era...

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Zynerji wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:49 pm
Big Tea wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:34 pm
Zynerji wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:01 pm


I could easily vote for races on inters for the rest of the season tho...
That's fair enough, your preference, I can see the attraction it does make it more driver prevalent.
I like to see car v car on level terms.
I remember feeling that in the Vettel VS Alonso era...
Truth. And not since imo.
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Chuckjr wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:32 am
Zynerji wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:49 pm
Big Tea wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:34 pm


That's fair enough, your preference, I can see the attraction it does make it more driver prevalent.
I like to see car v car on level terms.
I remember feeling that in the Vettel VS Alonso era...
Truth. And not since imo.
But moisture is no leveler anymore.
The tires are too picky on temperature and the cars manage temperature too precise. Just take the Merc, it is a bit of a coin toss as sometimes they get the tire into the window like in Turkey this year and sometimes not at all like start of the race in Turkey last year.

There are, of course, drivers that perform better than others in the wet. Does not necessarily mean they are the better driver overall...but in sum, water is no leveler, much more a coin toss.

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basti313 wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:27 am
There are, of course, drivers that perform better than others in the wet. Does not necessarily mean they are the better driver overall...
Yup. Lance Stroll is usually decent in wet/damp/changeable conditions, but then he had a total mare in Hungary.
However, as with most things the cream rises to the top. It's no coincidence Hamilton, Verstappen, Alonso are the ones usually regarded as the rainmasters. They are good in any conditions, nine times out of ten.

And yes, pedantic folk on whatever side of a fence you might fall, I'm sure you can be clever enough find a wet race where Hamilton or Verstappen made a mistake or didn't ace the field to vainly try and 'prove they aren't all that', but then really at the end of the day you're just showing yourself up.

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Zynerji wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:01 pm
Big Tea wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:58 pm
ringo wrote:
Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:55 pm
The higher temps will favour ferrari and then redbull.
Just as long as its dry. I have had enough wet races to last a long while now.
I could easily vote for races on inters for the rest of the season tho...
The part I liked about the inters was that there was some concept of tire warmup again - although I guess technically the concern was graining. It makes me look forward to the removal of tire blankets, if that is still in the pipeline.

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