F1 » Victory prerogative for stronger Rosberg


Nico Rosberg was on song from start to finish of the Chinese GP, finally securing his first number one spot as Mercedes returned to winning ways.

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MikeAS - Unregistered

April 15, 2012 12:58 PM

@victor:

"a two stop strategy seems to be the most successful option overall "

Just ask Kimi or Seb if they agree ...

It depends on so many factors that you just can't make a generic statement like that.

MikeAS - Unregistered

April 15, 2012 1:23 PM

victor

You are forgetting the huge advantage that fresh rubber gives driver, making those overtakes much easier.

Also, teams calculate carefully when to bring their driver in in order to minimise the overtakes. Jenson was a case in point: if he had not had the delay during his stop he would have come out in front of Massa and in clean air and on fresh rubber...

The only small fact supporting your argument is the risk of a pitstop delay increasing with every additional pitstop.

Dave - Unregistered

April 15, 2012 2:55 PM

Who cleared the bigger psychological hurdle today? Rosberg with his win, or Weber with his pass of Seb? Both were huge and will impact their respective performances for the year, and for the better.

richard

April 15, 2012 3:33 PM

dtn. no, i didnt notice marks wonderful pass on seb. what i noticed was seb with very old tyres that had gone off, holding of mark and lulu for quite a few laps, until the two cars with perfect tyres were able to get past him only by using drs, which he couldnt use to defend.

read the post race report. seb was adjusting diff, brakes etc jut to stay on the road. he was suffering the same problem as kimi, but managed it better.

by the way, did you not notice the brilliant overtake of daniel by vergne, who started from the pit lane, caught up and then passed and pulled away? :):):)

CommodoreS

April 15, 2012 4:19 PM

Geez your getting grumpy Richard.

It was a great race to-day.

Appreciate it.

Place your personal feelings towards your favourite drive aside.

DTN was only making comment on the article posted and you want to bite his head off and stir things up.

Thats not the signs of a F1 supporter but sorry it borders on fanboyism which is not your usual nature.

DontTalkNonsense

April 15, 2012 4:30 PM

Richie Richie Richie. Why do you have to contort everything? I wasn't insinuating Mark did a wonderful job in passing Seb. In fact it was a fait accompli. I was merely highlighting the same fact in the editorial, that Seb seemed to be more determined to fight off Mark than Lewis.

richard

April 15, 2012 4:39 PM

commodore. i think that it is you who is grumpy today! dtns comment merited a response, which i duly gave, IN GOOD HUMOUR!. and then i just threw in the ricciardo remark to wind you aussies up! and it worked! :) :) :)

ps. note that i used smilies.

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