Well, here we are with the first qualifying of the year finished with a first look into pace: apparentely Mercedes are the weakest manufacturer, at least for now. Let’s see where we will be heading tomorrow.
Race pace however could be a completely different book with heavy fuel loads. Will Audi dominate the race, will BMW win on comeback or is Mercedes pulling out an ultimate trump card?
Mercedes was only 2 tenths off though… It’s BMW that is a second off.
Well, because Werner completely blew his lap. Q4 is not really what I was looking at when I talked about the balance of performance, especially given the fact that nobody really did an absolutely faultless lap. Q3 is way more significant, and there we had only two Mercedes there compared to the four Audis and BMWs each. Also Q1 saw three Mercedes out and only two Audis and even only one BMW.
Will Audi dominate the race, will BMW win on comeback or is Mercedes pulling out an ultimate trump card?
It’s the trump card…
Well, now that was actually a lot more exciting than a number of races last year. These new cars do their job and we had ourselves a neat event. We had the duel between Gary Paffett and Jamie Green in the early parts, Christian Vietoris vs. Mike Rockenfeller in the latter part and obviously Ralf Schumacher’s balls to the walls approach to this race.