Post by ~misfit~ Post by geoff Post by Edmund Post by John
What's Ferrari's strat? Does Vettel take first immediately and
hope Kimi can hold Hamilton off for second or does Vettel block
and then pass late in the race?
Don't know, all I know is Vettel is pretty pissed about it.
What happened last time VET got pissed off in a big way ? Maybe
some 'wheel to wheel' bumper-car action coming up if things get
Nah, if Kimi keeps the lead up to the first stops I predict the odds
of him having a slow pit stop are very high.
Mark Hughes, in today's Sunday Times, quotes Vettel as saying: "If
he's on pole I guess he's allowed to fight for the win". Hughes
interprets this as a reference to a stipulation in Kimi's contract.
I heard that too but what Vettel / Ferrari say and what they do are often at
odds. Luckilly for Kimi Vettel was too far behind in the race to benefit
from Kimi having a slow pitstop. ;)
It will be interesting to see what happens. Personally I suspect that
your prediction is correct, but I would *love* to see Kimi win - and
at Monza of all places :-)
I too would have liked to see Kimi win (even though I correctly picked P1,
P2 and P3 in the pool). I was very impressed with the way Kimi left Lewis
room when he overtook him. Contrast that to the two angry drivers (Vettel
and Verstappen) both of whom would rather put themselves and the other
driver out of the race than allow a pass.
There're good reasons that Kimi is one of my favourite drivers. :)
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little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
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