Why were McLaren moved from the back to the middle of the pitlane halfway through 2008?
@mnmracer You have a really good memory! Seems like you missed out Kobayashi in Spa though.
Best Driver: Nico Hulkenberg, fantastic drive bar the spin and Ham wouldn’t have been anywhere near if not for SC
Worst Driver: Paul di Resta, nowhere near his leading teammate and crashing into a wall to top it off
Best Team: Ferrari, first double podium since Korea 2010
Worst Team: Mercedes, both a lap down without SC
Best Overtake: Kimi on Schumacher, another clean move and payback from 2006
Best Funny-moment: Kimi, literally taking a trip down memory lane
Most Surprising Result: FI leading, MSC scoring, Vettel’s comeback (again)
Least Surprising Result: Grosjean and Maldonado crashing out within 5 laps
Special Mention to: Button, Alonso, Massa, Vettel, Schumacher, Petrov
Race Rating: 10/10
Wonderful read. Sounds really similar to this year!
Abu Dhabi – made changes everywhere, really
Bahrain – joined turn 8 to 11
Shanghai – much more fast, sweeping corners
India – modified first and last turns
COTA – faster sequence leading to back straight, turn 15 is now a Hockenheim-style banked hairpin
Isn’t this something like the warm-up sessions 10 years ago?
Alonso still 40% of a win behind Vettel
How many non-DRS passes were there? (excluding the first lap)
Altering car regulations will do nothing to help as the car behind cannot accelerate before the car in front. This is entirely a traction problem and is hardly related to dirty air or a car’s aerodynamics. Surely you don’t move before the car in front does at a traffic light? The problem is that new circuits such as COTA continue to have this hairpin-straight-hairpin sequence yet none of the ‘designers’ seem to have realised it is not conducive to overtaking.
Kimi was clearly on the grass at the start
Photos from all over the circuit
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