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Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher hope for a good weekend for Mercedes as F1 heads back to Montreal

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June 05, 2010 1:28 PM
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I hate to say it but sounds like wishfull thinking to me. For the time being they are buoyant. Much rather be in one of Mercs then one of the Ferraris as it seems Merc is developing their car quicker then Ferrari.


June 05, 2010 1:58 PM

So how much of the straight line speed last year was down to KERS? Remember that Abu Dhabi straight? Hammy was leaving the Red Bulls for dead, before they managed to reel him in in the slower corners.

All things considered, I still get the feeling one of the Red Bull drivers will probably win the WDC this year. Probably. But it will be the one that better resists the almighty pressure that the MacLarens are about to mount on them! And if Shumi and Alonso join the party...it will be interesting to the end! And just what the FANS want! :)


June 05, 2010 2:57 PM

I agree with you, Andrew. I might be specific this time. Unless that drooping nose is there, theres no way the merc can match the speed of Maclaren and Redbull. I am convince that one problem they have to addressed in W02 next season is to change with a design that has a better downforce, but at the same time will not compromise its Straight Line Speed. I believe that nose creates so much drag.

Timmy - Unregistered

June 05, 2010 5:18 PM

Andrew I think one of the big differences with those 2 cars from last year to this year is that the 2010 McLaren, at least the one we saw in Turkey, is extremely good in slow corners.

In contrast the straight line speed advantage is nowhere near as prevalant, but it's still there and I think it will be more than enough for Canada.

The problem with Turkey was Red Bull totally dominated turn 8 and there just wasn't enough track to get close enough for the overtaking point at turn 12.

If Red Bull have a good F-Duct in place it's going to be very close.

Merc I think will be between Kubica and the Ferraris.

liz - Unregistered

June 05, 2010 5:33 PM

MS is looking so relaxed. His results have proven he's still a force to be reckoned with. SV M1 JB and LH are the
Ones under pressure and liable to make mistakes. The brawn schu combination is taking shape
Once more.


June 05, 2010 7:26 PM

schumacher has maximised his track position and gained places when others have gone off in recent races, renault appear to be gaining on merc who could be treading water, with ferrari appearing to fall back towards the two of them, the slow corners and chicanes could give schumacher a chance to make a difference in quali and gain time over the others, but he may need to revive the old schumacher (michael not ralf) to get amongst the top four


June 05, 2010 7:34 PM

@blzbub, I posted this the other day but what the hell. I understand now why they hired Shumi, not just to drive but to help Merc develop. Kind of missed that? Brawn needed him to help develop the car and so far it looks like its working and how much is that worth. Even Nico is happy. He knows Canada thats for sure. It will be interesting to see how he quali's. Ed


June 05, 2010 7:46 PM

Do you think there will be any major low downforce turnarounds this year? With lotus Virgin or Hispania having a very quick car here and on other low downforce circuits (like FI last year)

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