Post by ~misfit~ Post by Geoff
Maybe needs more meat ....
I think it's that the Mercs intercooling is right on the ragged edge
and it doesn't like the hot races - especially when running in hot
and turbulent air behind another car.
They also have a tyre grip issue that only shows up above a certain
temperature (there was quite a difference between qually and race temps at
Sepang) and with corners of a certain radius / taken at a certain speed.
It's been plaguing them for a few years now (usually late season races,
especially street-style races) and is likely something to do with the fact
that they run their car more parallel to the ground than RBR and Ferrari -
both of whom run with quite a bit of 'rake'.
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)