2018 Vulcano Black Giulia Quadrifoglio
It is incredible the advantage that a new ICE has over the rest of the field. It's actually unfair to see a car with a new ICE racing against the other cars and watch to pass all them like all they were stopped. A 5 spots penalty (or start at the end of the pack) is ridiculous to compensate the advantage of a new ICE speed and power against the others. There is no objective way to rate today's HAM Sprint Race with that advantage given to him.
Embarrassing, once again, RAI hitting his team mate, the one who is going to lose his job next Tuesday and then, not being able to recover, only beating the two F3 HAAS cars.
Great for SAI, finishing third and showing some promising hope for 2025 in Ferrari. Glad to see LEC beating GAS but unfortunately, not being able to hold NOR. In any case, it looks to me like Ferrari will keep the 3rd place in the Constructors Championship still tomorrow.
I kind of like the Qualifications on Friday and the Spring Race on Saturday as it brings a little bit more of racing during the week end.
Was it the Merc or just ham?Yeah, I'm surprised VER didn't get penalized as well, but it wouldn't have mattered. The Mercedes just had the top speed. For all the fawning over HAM for his drive. 99% of his passes were on the start/finish straight. Sure, he passed VER on the second DRS zone, in the end there wasn't much anyone could do to not get passed by HAM. VER was able to hold him off by getting a better launch off the last corner, but ultimately it was just a matter of time.
+1 for Mercedes, the track suited their car big time. I hope the remaining races are more of a challenge for HAM, not just breezing by everyone on the straight with higher top speed.
Bot was no where near as fast as Ham and I think that highlights just how advantageous a new engine is Ham, who had a 25 spot penalty still finished first