I don’t generally mind being on track with people who aren’t as quick - getting by slower traffic cleanly can be a fun exercise, and if I can’t get by without making a mess and want more space to push I can always lift out for a bit to make room.
This. Do not turn your back on a hot track.
I think ‘soundly outscore’ would be a stretch, but that would be exceedingly entertaining. Sainz would likely end up inheriting the other Red Bull seat, too. Heh.
It would certainly be better for Toto’s blood pressure. :) Who would fit the bill though? Wehrlein?
Max is the only one? Let’s see... Alonso, Ricciardo, Vettel (for all that this season has been up and down), Sainz did well against Max at TR, and don’t forget Checo. Hamilton’s a great driver, but there’s a lot of talent on the current grid.
So true :) I fully expect that the McLaren / Honda package will finally come together properly right after he leaves the team.
Really, even with Merc running out in front I’ve enjoyed the season. The rest of the field frequently had great wheel to wheel going on, and the Hamilton and Rosberg show not only provided numerous popcorn moments, but ended up going down to the last race.
That there is more mechanical grip is good, but the wider cars also mean it’s going to be that little bit harder to fit them into a gap. I don’t think it’ll be any easier to overtake, but I expect some of the moves we do see will be epic.
Think of Crashtor at a top team as a budget-equalisation measure. If he wrecks enough hardware, it’d give the mid-pack teams more of a chance.
Yes, there’s a big boost to aero. Ricciardo and Verstappen seen rubbing their hands gleefully as Newey puts the finishing touches on the new RB.
Sainz.. that would be interesting. It’s not like he’s likely to get a seat on the senior RB team anytime soon now with Verstappen well ensconced.
Yeah, I doubt either of the Red Bull drivers could be persuaded to jump ship on Darth Newey right as a new aero-heavy formula is kicking off. :)
I think Alonso would want another shot at the ring in a front-row competitive car. That could potentially drag Button back into the mix at least early on, depending on what Macca’s other options are - though I think you’re right, he’s looked more and more relieved as the end of the season has approached and it’s sunk… Read more
That is seriously impressive. Thanks for commenting. It’ll be interesting to see where he goes if he wants to make a career of it.
Yep. Crashtor had an unfortunate tendency to break stuff (which to be fair seemed to have gotten better towards the end), but he was never slow.
That is a truly disturbing amount of positive camber.
This. If there are any decent karting places around with fun leagues, that’s also a good time.