kleefton wrote:Hamilton is going to make this the most boring championship ever. Ferrari just cannot compete consistently enough and Bottas is fading. As a Hamilton fan it's enjoyable but I can see many people turning off F1 until next year. Leclerc stomped Vettel, who just doesn't look like he was on it all weekend. The Mclarens somehow are quick here. I think they are using that improved Renault power unit better than the works team. Gasly miles away from Verstappen again. I wonder how long until the inevitable demotion happens. Losing out to midfield cars every now and then is not a good look. Lance stroll still has not gotten out of Q1 all year. It is amazing how he can be so poor at qualifying, while in the race he is quite decent. Should be a good race, this track may look awful but it allows overtaking and last year's race was quite good I recall.
They're not using the new update on the PU yet, it's the Spain update getting dialled in. They use the tyres pretty well and floor,FW and endplate updates are helping them in medium and slow corners.
AMUS friday analycis
> Merc on another planet
> Merc and and Mcl where the best at handling the tires today
now to the specific mclaren part
"mclaren presented itself very well in all conditions. Lando only 2th slower then vet. In soft longrun they where on rb level. The modifications to the front part, fw and floor seem to have worked. "and that on a track thats not supposed to be a favourite" enjoyed seidl.
The modifications are aimed at aiding the car in slow and medium speed curves/corners making it more stabile. Seidl warns though "we where very fast in montreal also on friday and then fell back" Further hulk sees mclaren as their main competitor this weekend. "they look rock solid, will be difficult to beat them" not least because mclaren has less problems getting the tires to work. "We solved that pretty well, by the looks of it, better then a lot other" Seidl confirmed
"Clark came through at the end of the first lap so far ahead that we in the pits were convinced that the rest of the field must have been wiped out in an accident."
-Eddie Dennis, describing the dominance of Jim Clark in the Lotus 49 at Spa 1967