Post by John Post by build Post by build
Watch temps, up to 52 now, representative of race conditions. Note any graining after the beginning of run, easy enough to see by dark patches on FL tyre.
WOW, had to remind myself to breath, what a great qually. The race tomorrow will be a fight. G'night.
Ferrari looked competitive with Merc, but Merc should out mussel in the long run.
I reckon Merc are weak in the long run, the car is hard on tyres in these temps, even with these thinner tread tyres judging from Friday free practice. Once they get into a stint the Ferrari will be the faster car and later in the stint when Merc do struggle that bloody annoying RedBull is possibly a faster car. However while Silverstone is a great circuit to drive it's not a great racing circuit so I'd prefer track position which Merc have. Clear air is damned important at Silverstone.
So watch closely if the temp rises over 50C(ish) degrees. In qually it got to 53C.
I'll keep an eye on Kimi at the start, he looks fired-up and is usually pretty handy off the line. Should he (or others) take track position from Lewis it's game on.
I'm looking forward to a great battle. And, the mid-field battle should be terrific.