On Sunday, 2 September 2018 15:55:16 UTC+1, Alister wrote:
> On Fri, 03 Aug 2018 08:30:53 -0700, lazblaz20 wrote:
> > From Atlas
> > TomNokoe, on 30 Jul 2018 - 12:22, said: An overview of the remaining
> > circuits
> > Belgium - probably Ferrari Mercedes are rumoured to have superior aero
> > efficiency versus Ferrari, which will help to negate any straight-line
> > deficiencies. But with corners like Pouhon now taken flat, it falls more
> > into Ferrari's hands. Strong track for Hamilton, weak track for Vettel.
> OK you got that one
> > Italy - Ferrari Not withstanding another Mercedes Miracle, Ferrari's
> > engine should see them take victory. Mercedes will be stronger in race
> > trim and may keep in touch thanks to the tow, but we should see be a
> > Ferrari 1-2.
> So Merc miracle it was
> > Singapore - Ferrari/Red Bull See Monaco for reference, but note that Red
> > Bull's engine deficiency will play even more of a role. Mercedes may get
> > involved if the night-time conditions help to keep their tyre
> > temperatures under control. Strong track for Vettel.
Hmm. Not sure whether to give you credit for the "night time conditions"
bit (which some engineers are saying might be a reason for Ferrari flopping
in quali) or just give you "nul points" for this one.
> > Russia - Ferrari Long straights, slow corners, hyper softs. Easy.
Still so confident?
> > Japan - maybe Mercedes Merc paradise through S1 + S2. If Ferrari's
> > inherent engine advantage remains, they will push them hard. Not usually
> > scorchio.
> > United States - too close to call A little bit of everything and only
> > one proper straight for Ferrari to stretch their legs. A repeat of 2012?
> > Mexico - Ferrari I can't tell you exactly the effect that altitude will
> > have. It will neutralise engine power to a degree, but much of Ferrari's
> > straight line speed is from electrical power, which isn't impacted at
> > altitude. Fiddly circuit. Usually high temps. Hyper softs again.
> > Brazil - too close to call Again reliant on a big downforce compromise.
> > Again at altitude. Not the greatest circuit for either Hamilton or
> > Vettel.
> > Abu Dhabi - Ferrari Long straights, slow corners. Strong track for both
> > drivers, but not historically strong for Ferrari.
> You will be married within a year.