"We’ve had three Grands Prix so far this year, and they’ve been won by three different drivers from three different teams. The performance differential between the fastest cars is minimal. It looks like we’ve got a great season ahead of us, doesn’t it? Bring it on!”
Well said Martin!
In this race Button got past alot of the cars in front of him simply by using DRS - which seemed harder for Hamilton to do. This may have been because Button had a setup that gave him slightly more traction coming out of the turn leading onto the back straight keeping him closer to his prey whereas it seemed - at least to me anyway - that Hamilton was losing a couple of tenths at that crucial point coming out of the turn. But whatever the reason traffic definately impacted Hamilton more and he was losing chunks of time to Button after every stop. .I think more recently Jenson has gone for more daring moves and got through the field quicker at times
Well, I did saw him in the pits on that lap. It was at a time when the pos 2-11 train passed by. I assume it was more a "getting-out-the-way" act, than a problem or penalty.I just had a question for you all- (I may have missed this on screen),but I've just been looking at the pitstop summaries. Charles Pic drove through the pits on lap 48- taking 13.981seconds. Presumably this was a drive-through, but I can't remember what for (or even seeing anything about it)... Anyone know?
Looked to me like Rosberg was comfortably pulling away from Schumacher to me, no reason to think that would change. Then again no reason it shouldn't have.What about Schumacher? Surely he could have stood a very good chance of winning without that mistake
I don't know what Lotus were thinking today, no way was Raikkonen going to manage 28 laps on those tyres without hitting the cliff, Grosjean managed 21 (or 22?) without hitting the cliff which was really impressive, clearly his side of the garage was better today.Raikkonen: "Tyre strategy hurt us"
It's an interesting situation. I think Schumacher is a great teammate and plays the number 1 and number 2 driver strategy wholeheartedly.Looked to me like Rosberg was comfortably pulling away from Schumacher to me, no reason to think that would change. Then again no reason it shouldn't have.
Reminds me of Irvine in 99, 'He's a great number one and number two' Does anyone have Schumacher's lap times?It's an interesting situation. I think Schumacher is a great teammate and plays the number 1 and number 2 driver strategy wholeheartedly.
Sure Rosberg had Quali, but are you sure he pulled away from Schui, or did Schui play the number 2 role to give Nico a chance knowing that the Mercedes race pace is questionable?
If Schui was driving for the team win he couldn't have done a better job than what actually happened.