Originally posted by race addicted
Why do you say "why on earth"? It's not like it would be something unheard of, totally out of this world, if the two Ferrari's ran slightly different race fuel loads. I strongly doubt a two stopper will be split into three 33% stints, so it could indeed be that Massa ran a load that was lighter.
I have my opinion on Massa; I rate him highly especially in the "pace-ranking", lower on the list of "complete drivers", but I think Räikkönen is quicker from what we saw in FP1. Then again he wasn't happy after second free, so we'll have to wait and see.
Raikkonen was faster in the morning, when all times were faster than in the afternoon.
The only one who went quicker was Hamilton who's been in a qualifying simulation (we can speculate whether this was Q2 or Q3, but as I've been saying for months, Q2 simulation is totally useless for Mcalren or Ferrari).
And during the long stints Massa and Hamilton were faster than Raikkonen. Even Kovalainen was able to lap a tad faster than Kimi. Ok, we can argument here that the fuel levels might have been into the cards, which I doubt.
And then Balsissieri and Kimi himself say the set-up was shity this afternoon.
Only facts have been mentioned here.
And therefore I still believe all top 4 guys had +- the same fuel load onboard on FP2 for the long stints and that Kimi ahs gone wrongly with his set-up.
By the way, AMuS reports Baldisieri is a bit to blame for the wrong set-up direction.