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#701 apoka

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 18:37

There is a risk for a boring race with Merc on their own, but maybe 2019 Bottas will fight a bit.

 

I guess between the Ferrari drivers and Verstappen we'll see an interesting fight for that last podium spot.



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#702 f1supreme

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 18:48

Based on the long runs I doubt it. He was quicker than Bottas after corrections.

i have a feeling the balance of the car will be off again.

plus it could be another sluggish start.

and ofcourse starting on the mediums might not be the ideal.



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Posted 13 April 2019 - 19:09

How long do the Soft, Medium, and Hard tires last?

 

Would a M-M-S strategy be quickest? Why would anyone want to run hards unless they are on a 1 stopper.



#704 f1paul

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 20:28

How long do the Soft, Medium, and Hard tires last?

 

Would a M-M-S strategy be quickest? Why would anyone want to run hards unless they are on a 1 stopper.

It honestly depends on the day.

 

With lower temps tomorrow this should help the tyres last longer. But this is Pirelli so its all about staying in the tyre operating window and if you are not in it then you will have a poor balance and not use the tyres how you want to therefore you will have a bit of tyre deg.

 

It also depends on how fast the pace is out in front (how hard they are pushing). On a street track the pace is slow (look at Singapore last year) so they stretch a one stop but with Shanghai you can't really drive too slow so the pace should be quite high.

 

So its hard to tell. 

 

My guess - Soft will be good for 12-15 laps

Medium 25 maybe(?)

Hard - should be longer than the medium but we have seen in the past that the compounds end up with similar wear life. The question is, is the hard tyre too slow compared to the other compounds. If it is a bad tyre, then the front runners should do 2 stops.



#705 SCUDmissile

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 21:49

Should be a walk in the park for the Mercedes to be honest.

It will be 2 stop as Pirelli said 1 stop.

Edited by SCUDmissile, 13 April 2019 - 21:50.


#706 TomNokoe

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 21:51

mods pls

R A C E T H R E A D

https://forums.autos...d/#entry8713288

#707 Sid04

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:20

Mercedes running away as usual.

#708 Knowlesy

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 06:40

Edit: wrong thread.

Edited by Knowlesy, 14 April 2019 - 06:41.


#709 noikeee

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 11:58

I'm digging this thread because, uh, where's the Baku build up thread guys?

 

Wasn't there some sort of agreement now on who starts the threads or something?



#710 TomNokoe

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 12:44

I'm digging this thread because, uh, where's the Baku build up thread guys?

Wasn't there some sort of agreement now on who starts the threads or something?

I'll do it tonight. I'm anxiously in the shadow of paulb's amazing Baku build-up from last year..... expectations and all that.

On "agreements", it's quite difficult. It can be as simple as a one-post "program covers" to a fully-fledged effort, and so difficult to assign responsibility. Not to worry.

Edited by TomNokoe, 23 April 2019 - 12:47.


#711 f1paul

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 12:57

I'll do it tonight. I'm anxiously in the shadow of paulb's amazing Baku build-up from last year..... expectations and all that.

On "agreements", it's quite difficult. It can be as simple as a one-post "program covers" to a fully-fledged effort, and so difficult to assign responsibility. Not to worry.

*cough *cough *cough https://forums.autos...-back-for-more/

 

Who? You are mixing up the Pauls Tom. paulb is more IndyCar than me.   ;)

 

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