F1 » Webber: Force India could upset applecart at Monza


Mark Webber forecasts that an unexpected contender could potentially get in on the act and take the fight to F1 2010 pace-setters Red Bull Racing, McLaren-Mercedes and Ferrari in the upcoming Italian Grand Prix at Monza - Force India

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Alan D - Unregistered

September 07, 2010 12:06 PM

Calvin, I think its mostly the car. The Force India designers seem to favour straight line speed over downforce. I'm not sure that's deliberate since overall its not the best strategy, but maybe it reflects that they have more limited wind-tunnel testing facilities etc. Sutil has been doing a good job this year, nothing spectacular but level headed driving regularly bringing the car home in the points.

Phil C. - Unregistered

September 07, 2010 12:34 PM

Anything with a Mercedes motor out back will be fast! But the Force India seems particularly slippery. For Mark and Seb to finish better than 7th will be a solid job. Good luck Mark!

blzbub

September 07, 2010 12:37 PM

the force india team have a very slippery car and could be very quick in qualifying, during the race there biggest problem could be trying to stop fifty plus times at the end of the main straight without making a mistake under pressure or breaking something

rbr46

September 07, 2010 12:53 PM
Last Edited 1473 days ago

If monza is half as exciting as spa was i will be happy. Potentially even more teams in the mix who are not title contenders but may have a influence on the outcome of the title.

Is anyone having problems with the smileys????

thx richard thought my laptop was busted!

richard

September 07, 2010 1:18 PM
Last Edited 1473 days ago

it is surprising that FI has such straight line speed. there are merc supporters who claim that the merc has the aero of a brick, and that is why it is not fast. but look at the flat sides of the FI. if any car looks like a brick, it is the force india. but dont forget, sutil is actually quite a fast driver, and tonio is no slouch either. sutil in particular, might show up a few if he was in one of the top cars, and possibly one of these would be webber??


rbr. you are right. the smileys dont smile any more.

Pjerrot

September 07, 2010 1:30 PM

There seem to be a lot at stake at Monza this coming sunday. I FA doesn't score big he will probably be out for good this year. And the same can be said for both seb and button...
And with both hammy and web fired up - it could get interesting!

FreddyFreeloader

September 07, 2010 1:47 PM

The Red Bulls will go well at Monza. They go well everywhere. I think Ferrari and Mcl will fight for pole with RBR but anyone who thinks RBR will not be in the mix is dreaming. There car is fantastic and MW is in the zone.

Manxie - Unregistered

September 07, 2010 1:50 PM

AlanD, i would agree with your assessment. VJ is a hugely rich guy, why not spend more money on developing the FI with mechanical downforce to allow them to be more competetive in 2011. Wouldn't it be great if such a minor team would box with the big boys at the front of the grid?

If you look at last years season, Monaco, Hungary etc. all the slow circuits FI were too slow, whereas Spa, Monza they were quick.

Come on FI, you've made good strides - hope you'll improve even more. Listening to Sutil however, makes me believe they will not...

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