People keep talking about top speed and yes Ferrari suffers from a lack of it, however that wasn't what cost him positions today. It was mostly the strategy.
1 15 S. PEREZ 326.1
2 14 K. KOBAYASHI 322.8
3 16 D. RICCIARDO 320.2
4 17 J. VERGNE 319.6
5 20 H. KOVALAINEN 315.4
6 5 F. ALONSO 315.0
7 10 R. GROSJEAN 314.9
The top speed was marginally better compared to the people he was fighting most of the time, 1 or 2 kpm at most, so it was a problem.
About him going off track, it was clearly a mistake and we have to recognize it, but as he said, he couldn't overtake Maldonado in the straight, so he tried it in other place, it was that or being stuck behind him for the rest of the race, he took the risk and it didn't pay off, the same way he took other risks during the race and he pulled great overtakings and was in a great position most of the race, even behind Hamilton. When you don't have the car you have to take risks, more risks more chances of failling, it's the reality of the car.
Edited by kosmos, 16 April 2012 - 03:43.