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.
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.
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.
Russia - Ferrari
Long straights, slow corners, hyper softs. Easy.
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.