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Viva Russell! Woot...woot! Sainz is solid as is Perez. Can't wait for tomorrow!
I do recall reading some of that regarding Vettle's performance, or lack thereof after going to Ferrari. Adrian designed the redbull around his driving style, and I think the rear diffuser back then was to his style also. I get the teams building a car around a "preferred" or lead driver, but I'll never agree with it. And for certain his (Russel) performance in the car gives me a whole new outlook on Hamilton's driving prowess, he is a great driver, but his car is ridiculously fast and sticks like no other. No other car on the grid can keep pace with his car right now, barring the occasional day where the track happens to suit a redbull, racing point or renault.Vandoorne gave an interview after he was let go from mclaren confirming the rumors about Alonso’s contract stating that he always gets strategy preference and parts preference. The rumors started when he was at Ferrari and it continued after. Apparently he got that after his first wdc at Renault and kept demanding.
the bigger thing to focus on is that the teams build the cars around a single
Driver. For instance vettel likes a car that has push. The first few years of the Ferrari had tons of rear grip. Kimi didnt cate and knew he was there as a blocker wingman.
Leclerc steered sauber to a nose tight, tail loose car and Ferrari brought that into their redesigned back half when they changed their rear arms.
Vettel started spinning. Leclerc started winning.
but yea, they build both cars focused on their lead driver.
It’s too expensive to engineer two different aero packages associated with different car characteristics.
Heck, they are saying the brake ducts account for effecting 20% of the downforce and aero slip vs drag....
Agreed and that was my part of my point, there are many talented drivers on the grid, you are no slouch if you've made it to F1 (normally) and I think just about any one of the current drivers would kill it too if they hopped into LH car. Which proves my point, well maybe not prove but you get where I'm going. LH ain't all that and a slice of bread but Mercedes has given him a wicked fast car.Sadly with F1 today more than ever, drivers are driving 8/10’s the entire race.
how many races did Williams set the fastest lap while coming in last?
that is sad.
But it’s a product of tire limitations and power unit limits. Bring back the cheap n/a or turbo motors and 20 units per car per year and you will have them sprinting the whole time.
I think hankiton is a better driver than bottas, but I think there are 6-7 drivers on the grid that would give Hamilton a run for his money.
So yea it’s the car. But that’s also part of F1. It’s not supposed to be solely a drivers championship like nascar or Indy which is even more cookie cutter than f1.
Newey said it best: give the teams 120 kilos of fuel per race. But let each team decide what type of engine they want. V8, v10, turbo 4 etc.
get rid of front wings and rear wings, or make them much smaller and then open the center of the car and the floor to unlimited.
Max has always been his own worst enemy. He has gotten better, but give him another year or 2 before we'll see his real potential....provided he still has a competitive ride. Albon is more consistent, level headed if you will. Problem is he's consistently slower.If you look at albon last season in his first half season in the RB, he was laying the beat down to max.