Until they change the surface over the winter or the tyre compounds change or there is changes to the track layout or maybe.... something along the lines of a massive car change?Unless you have 18 brand new tracks every year, that will always be the case.
One maybe two races at any track and you have every bit of info needed
Indeed, but I think the important bit here is that they solve the porpoising, and unless it's a freak occurrence, it does indeed look like they've got much more of a handle on it, with the car running visibly lower too.Merc looking in slightly better shape but still a way off where they need to be.
Merc looking in slightly better shape but still a way off where they need to be.
Think we've had enough races as a sample now though to believe that Russell is maybe getting the better of Lewis in these cars.
I rather think the track characteristics actually reduces porpoising from all the cars as it has shorter straights. Certainly I can't see much from from any car as we've seen before so I think we need to see what the Mercedes is doing at other tracks before reaching a conclusion...
It is 3-3 in qualy and Ham's race pace has been on the whole better (hes just had terrible luck).
What are you basing him getting the better of Lewis on?
Well, ok. He is getting the better of Lewis in these cars, because the safety car timing has fallen in his favour almost every race.
That doesn't seem like a very logical bit of data to base anything on (espeically not for an F1 team)
Luck aside, they are clearly showing they are quite close to each other in terms of talent/pace at the moment. This shouldnt really be a surprise to anyone as George has been touted as one of the next big young talents (like Leclerc, Norris etc). Merc signed him to no doubt hopefully be their no.1 in the future.
The thing is they're a long way down the list of straight line speedsNot as good from Merc as i was expecting.
Bottas was only a tenth behind Hamilton and Magnussesn in the Haas was only a tenth and a half behind.
I still think that Ferrari engine has some secret sauce come Qualy...
What would you like to base the championship on if not points?
If you want higher straight line speed, you need to reduce downforce.The thing is they're a long way down the list of straight line speeds
Looking at the list, merc could afford to add a bit more downforce.