Schumacher, was as usual, saving his tyres until the moment when he needed to push hard. He would have been able stay on his second SS set, more than Rosberg and would have had better tyres towards the end.
I am not saying that he wasn't able to speed up, but not as much as Rosberg. If that's down to saving the car, compared to Rosberg who was at that time just a little down on the train behind the Ferraris and Button, I'm not sure. At the end of his stint his (MSC) times came down but overall Rosberg was faster in that stint. If Rosberg paid the price for it at the end of the race, I don't know because I haven't seen an onboard of him vs Buemi to know if he was able to get max revs.
It is official: MS is the best driver in the first lap and he is also the unluckiest driver in the field.
Michael said he was keeping his tyres.
"Slower" MS somehow overtake both Ferrari and Petrov in the box. So, he was quick enough. He save his tyres for this moment I guess. I doubt he would have used another SS set.
Yes, it was either that, or both FA and VP having a scruffy inlap, or a combo of both. Can someone check that out on LT?
By the way, MSC sprinting past Di Resta with DRS and instantly going purple in S1 by at least 0.6s from ANYONE, it was hilarious
Very funny to see
Edited by Jejking, 16 October 2011 - 08:25.