Well it's Mickey Mouse ;p but backstraight over start/finish is very long but after Senna 'S' is a straight and after turn 4 and 5 another straight. Ferra Dura is a high speed corner where you can win a lot of time. I'm not saying it's a high speed track but saying it's a Mickey Mouse track is a bit to much, they reach 260kmph 4 times in a lap.
I reckon Red Bull has best car for this race. I don't think tempratures will be very high.
Ferra dura is fast, but think other corners are either flat out or 2nd/3rd gear. The question is are the corners to slow for red bull to shine, or to fast for mclaren to struggle? The brawn car is a bit of a mystery to me, It used to always good, then only good in warm weather, and now it seems other teams have out developed them.
long straight should benefit McLaren's KERS, Ferrari's KERS, (and FI and brawn with high power McLaren engines?)
bumpy surface should benefit McLaren and disadvantage Toyota
1 (?) high speed corner should benefit red bull
x (?) slowish corners should benefit McLaren and brawn
temperature: highest max temperature recorded on 18october over the last 10 years is 33, lowest max temp 22. © We'll have to wait and see on that one
can someone divide the circuit into number of fast corners / medium corners / slow corners and flat out corners?
I am not sure how to interpreted the following Vettel quote:
Q: The next two races are on medium to low-speed tracks that could mean Brawn bounce back. Is that already in the back of your head?
SV: We’ve seen so many ups and downs in the course of the season, and the sure favourites at particular tracks failed to impress, so any prediction would be pure speculation. True, that kind of track as we have here in Suzuka suits our car very well, but we know the track in Sao Paolo so we can prepare well. And we have demonstrated that our car works well on high-speed tracks like here but also in low-speed street circuits with low grip as in Singapore.
Edited by Ruud de la Rosa, 05 October 2009 - 15:33.