the new front tires are allowing the car to be setup a bit over-steery, Michael is the only driver I know of that likes this, and balances the rear-end out with the throttle...
with the better more efficient front-aero, and front tires being grippier than the hard bridgestones which never wear out, I'm expecting Merc and Michael to jump near the front if the car is at least close to Redbull and Ferrari.
having watched Michael since 91, he wants an over-steery car; now, with the tires from the 90's (no grooves), and loads of HP, this was always possible.
the two cars MS drove which wasnt as good at it, was the Ferrari 2003 (Rubens was a lot closer to MS that year than any other year at Ferrari), and the Merc last year.... ; with the new more efficient aero of the Merc, and the new front-tires, Michael is feeling his groove.... after 1 year in F1, you can adapt quite easily, but after 20 years, you don't just change your style, and MS is the only driver I know who wants over-steer;
win #92, here we come.
Nobody wants overstreer, he wants a nervous/pointy car, not oversteer. The mere term oversteer speaks for itself, it'll over-steer on him. Now, there is a relative balance that might feel perfectly balanced to one driver that might feel like chronic oversteer to another. Schumacher doesn't exactly require a front heavy car, he requires a nervous, stiff car that reacts quickly to small steering inputs, this doesn't automatically make the car oversteer, however, he does require a lot of rear en grip as well (specially at mid corner) to make it work as he does (he's not an extremely early accelerator hence why he spends less time at full throttle when compared to some drivers), so, it's not an "oversteer" by definition.
Edited by Birelman, 12 March 2011 - 07:50.