Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari, Silverstone, 2017

Suzuka and Interlagos will suit Ferrari – Hamilton

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton expects Mercedes will be competitive at the next race in Malaysia but at least two of the upcoming track will favour Ferrari.

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2 comments on “Suzuka and Interlagos will suit Ferrari – Hamilton”

  1. Yes, Suzuka is a high-downforce circuit like the Marina Bay Street Circuit, but unlike the latter, most of its corners are high to medium-speed similar to Silverstone and Spa, so it should suit Mercedes.

    1. This.

      There is lots of missconception sorrounding Ferrari/Mercedes strengths regarding different track configurations.

      Ferrari have better overall low speed balance and more downforce overall. Mercedes seemed to have had issues early in the season, but now who knows.

      On high speed corners Mercedes is quite good. On stop and start tracks Mercedes is excellent.

      Then there are low speed flowing tracks, that ia where Ferrari is good. There are very few of those.

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