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GP Week : Issue 209
TECHNICAL mind the double mistake of Nico at the first chicane. Notwithstanding the repeated mistake, the Mercedes was still capable of finishing 1-2 at the end of the race. It is interesting to see, if we look at the sector graphs the race of the two Mercedes drivers, they seem sort-of symmetrical. Only in the second sector do the two drivers set matching times and speeds, while in the first one Hamilton was clearly ahead of his team mate, who instead, was slightly faster in the last sector. It seems that by their setup choices the two championship-leading drivers decided not to clash, following different paths. This would have allowed them not to run so close each other from the start of the race, and only tyre degradation would have slightly changed the situation, making it possible for Hamilton to steadily recover pace over Rosberg. The German driver ’s mistake of course dramatically changed the course of action in favor of his team-mate – and on the other side made it possible for the team to avoid any potential clash. Talking now of Ferrari – not only because this is Ferrari’s home soil, but also because the race result was one of the worst nightmares the Ferrari people could have had the night before the race. Alonso’s retirement in fact ends a record on reliability of 86 races without failures of any kind on the red cars forcing his retirement. The law of averages says that sooner or later this would happen, but it is clear that this happening in Monza has a relevant emotional role for the Italian outfit. Ferrari, of course, is trying to change the situation, even though the attention of the team has already been switched to next year ’s car. Now, they’re just trying to reduce the damage from now till the end of the season in Abu Dhabi. Anyway Singapore is next. The situation for the red cars could be slightly better given that the particular layout of the track is usually one where Ferrari is more at ease. RACE SECTOR ANALYSIS SECTOR T2 Time analysis RANGE 30,226(HAM) – 30,992(ALO) 30 30.2 30.4 30.6 30.8 31 ALO RAI VET RIC MAG BUT MAS BOT HAM ROS T2 T2 RACE SECTOR ANALYSIS Sector T2 Speed analysis range 329,9 kmh(MAG) – 345,6Kmh (BOT) 328 331 334 337 340 343 346 ALO RAI VET RIC MAG BUT MAS BOT HAM ROS SPEED 2 SPEED 2 38 GPWEEK.com // 38 GPWEEK.com // F1 >>> ITALY PARTNERS: