I don't get why every is all doom and gloom
MS and Merc have now figured out qualifying and have a good with some real and solid pace.
There is a real chance that MS may get on the podium a couple/few times this season. And with luck and circumstance, maybe a win or 2.
Of course the Mercedes isn't perfect.. duh. But neither is the Redbull, Ferrari, Lotus. To think they have solidly leapfrogged RedBull/Newey and Ferrari this season is amazing.
Yes there appears work to be done regarding their race pace... but seriously it's only been 2 weeks and back to back overseas races at that!!! No team.. No team
People need to get real about where he was in 2010, 2011 and now 2012. IT'S BEEN A MONUMENTAL IMPROVEMENT!!!
I think qualifying high up on Saturday is always going to set expectations higher come race day, I had a feeling there would be disappointment in anything lesser.
It was a strange weekend though confirmed by Kimi's quote:
"It would be nice to just have a normal weekend and just see where we are. Right now, nobody really knows where anybody is. But we seem to have a pretty strong package everywhere"
We needed less rain, maybe 20 laps of it-including drying track, then for 36s laps to be done in the dry.
Whitout the frenchman he could finish about in P5.
Which is what he predicted for qualifying initially.
18 races left, which is still more then most of the f1 seasons ever.
16 races, then 17, then 18, 19 and 20.
Oversee races and all these cars showing competitive showings, this is more competitive from across he field then last 2 years, at the same time albert park is a unique track and sepang conditons didn't tell us more, so like Kimi said, we don't know everything. Ferrari won, but I don't think they were the fastest if it would been dry.
Edited by SeanValen, 25 March 2012 - 14:31.