That's true, but Hamilton shouldn't get slower on an improved track...
Good chance the current trend continues, merc will be an agonising tenth or so short in qualifying and then run into some strategy glitch during the race and finish 4th/6th
Lotus shows better race pace, too. It needs eveything to come together if the Mercs will get a podium, I'm under no illussions. As much as I wish especially for Hamilton to beat Vettel, Mercedes seems not to be the fastest car in race trimm. Maybe Hamilton can pull one out in qualy, & Rosberg , too if he finds the right set up, but in the race it will be hard to stay ahead even of Lotus, RBR is a different matter
Edited by Raven8, 11 October 2013 - 07:33.