F1 » KERS and tyres critical in Turkey, muse McLaren duo


McLaren-Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button hope to deal more pain to Red Bull Racing in the Turkish Grand Prix - around a circuit that is likely to prioritise KERS and tyre-wear...

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Firestorm - Unregistered

April 29, 2011 1:17 PM

I am not sure about the importance of KERS because if every one can use it properly it brings only a few miles advantage from one manufacter to the other.But considering that Red Bull had some troubles with the system,maybe will play a vital role and advantages for McLaren,Mercedes and Ferrari.As for the tyres they always will be the matter of the weekend.They always will be a key factor this season.Meanwhile this circuit should suit Red Bull better than Malaysia and China,considering the fast corners and the diversity of the sectors.This car will be elegant and fast in every corner but wait and see in 6 may the upgrades that teams will bring here to view a more clear picture.

not so new f1fan - Unregistered

April 29, 2011 1:27 PM

I think most drivers will do as few laps as possible in qualifying,hopefully Lewis and Jenson will go well here and one of them will be able to win the race.Thank goodness there is only one week to go now until Turkey.

The Good Lord - Unregistered

April 29, 2011 6:40 PM

I think the real critical factor in Turkey, as with all of the Grand Prixs to follow, is the ability to drive faster than anyone else around the circuit!

Am I the only one bored sh*tless with these banal driver pre-race posturings????

tGL

blzbub

April 29, 2011 6:41 PM

From time to time, hamiilton usually will get the better of the bulls, but i am left with the impression that both bulls will be tough to beat in istanbul, and vettel will be tough to beat again purely because he will probably take pole, and will want to take the 'hot air' out of his competitors sails!

ESLKid75

April 29, 2011 7:04 PM
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If the 2011 McLaren and Red Bull cars are anything like last year's cars, then I think the Red Bull will wear less on its tires than the McLaren. That flexible (though legal) front wing was a MAJOR advantage in Turn Eight last year. The McLaren was all over the place coming out of Turn Eight. That can't be good to preserve this year's Pirelli tires.

Providing that Red Bull have sorted out their KERS issue, I'm not holding my breath for McLaren to win this one...

richard

April 29, 2011 8:36 PM

the bulls are now using a larger kers powerpak, which will mean a slightly wider (low down) side pod. will this spoil the airflow? unlikely. however the battery is still in the same position which is vulnerable to overheating. hopefully this will improve the reliability of their kers, and they will dominate again.

Rob01 - Unregistered

April 29, 2011 8:58 PM

It could slightly change the balance of the car. Hopefully it proves to be a step in the wrong direction. Or at least another reliability concern for them to deal with. Add the conflict between the drivers and I think the bulls have their plate full.

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