You know that rubber is layed down primarily by braking and accelerating, and not by driving over it. Especially on a surface where the tires experience zero degradation?
There is virtually no rubber on the clean side, the only thing is that the cars cleaned that part of the track by driving over it. If they clean the dirty side as well, combined with the rubber from practice starts, the difference could be non-existent
I hear you but one can't ignore all the fuss about it this time, particularly from the drivers.
I mean it's not like suddenly they all conspired to express their 'dirty-side' concern at the US GP.
I'm ready for Kimi losing two positions.
And quite some trouble in the first corner from inexperienced and frustrated dirty-side-starters trying to make up in that very first corner.
If Kimi 'survives' this, even with two positions lost, i'm sure we're in for a good race with team and driver making the best out of conditions presented to them. That's how he's done all year really, hasn't he?
Basically, with HAM doing pretty well lately, all i want is for Kimi to maximise his chances to secure his 3rd place in the WDC by the end of the season.
And honestly, sorry for going off topic, but with the title being out of reach anyways, i must admit my focus has shifted to the VET-ALO battle lately and am fiercely supporting for VETs 3rd crown. And i'd rather see that happen today than in Brasil to be honest.
EDIT: so it's happened, Massa moved out of Alonso's way.... I expect SHU and ALO to pass Kimi then, sorry,...
Edited by denthierry, 18 November 2012 - 17:52.