JPower wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:06 am
Am I wrong in assuming an aero efficient car like the RB18 to have the advantage given how much this track has been opened up or does it still favor cars that generate high downforce(not that Red Bull can't)?
Even with the changes, this track is a lot more like Bahrain than Jeddah. A few slow corners and then a lot of fast ones.
In 2019, approx numbers:
* T1 is 180kmh
* T3/4 are 100kmh/170kmh
* T6 is 160kmh
* T13 is 150kmh
* T15 is 90kmh
Here's telemetry of HAM (pole), VET (3rd) and VER (4th):
This is a fast track for sure after the changes, but traction will matter more than in Jeddah. And all of that back side from T6 to T11 without DRS will put a cap on speed differences between cars I think, even in Jeddah the straight to T13 without DRS doesn't have much difference between Ferrari and RedBull with S1 speeds of 287kmh and 290kmh respectively.