F1 » Vettel fastest, field closer in FP3


Sebastian Vettel leads the way in final practice for the Belgian Grand Prix, but Fernando Alonso offers Ferrari hope...

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107SS2009

August 24, 2013 12:30 PM

“Felipe Massa rounding out the top five, suggesting that FERRARI power could be a factor” It's amusing to still read that some still believe that today's F1 engine power outputs differences makes for a winning car.
Or has it been forgotten that, Mercedes is the most powerful and that Renault is supposed to be the least powerful? Do make up your minds please, will you.

RPrior

August 24, 2013 2:25 PM

The writers following F1 need to take a step backwards.

No longer will the Top drivers put in top times in P1, P2 & P3.

Even in Q1 & Q2 there is only the need to stay in the game.

Pole position is almost always decided (and always has been) in the last seconds of Q3, when the most rubber has been laid down on the track.

It is hardly worth getting your pens out in Practice, unless it is to report Driver or Team tidbits.

There really is NO competition until Q3.

Up till then, the Drivers and Teams are fine tuning their cars to the individual track characteristics and this inane and insane variability in tyre performance.

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