Tormo4ever wrote:Ben schooled Simo ...
The broadcast director was infuriating me by not showing them more. For me, those two were the prime bout to watch. Luckily one of the passes was captured (showed in replay only.) With like 13 laps left I was hoping Ben would let Sic by and stock/learn and then dash away the last three laps (vs. having that done to him.)
(And I guess that is the case. Thanks for the quote ^ Gustav O!)
Sic said in his post-race interview that they had a good battle "we did a lot of overtake.” (#&$%*@!)
Oscar wrote:…Oh, and Spies handed Singlecelli a fine lesson in the difference between racing and merely riding fast.
And until I’m proven wrong (until Sic stops going backwards from his grid position), or I am physically shown extra fuel in his tank after a race – I will continue to believe he is having RPMs shaved off of 6th gear by the self-correcting system, allowing him to finish the race, because of his weight inefficiency (like pinging a rental car off the speed max governor!) Wild speculation, but I’ve noticed Ben manage overall race pace much better than Simoncelli. It’s like abusing your tires early, “abusing your fuel early”, if I may coin a phrase!!
I wish Krop could get into that with the racers: if they include fuel efficiency in their on-track racecraft thoughts; like tires (vs. just the programming nerd doing it in the garage.) Or maybe that is part of what they are dialing-in during setup – various such compromises: “I need more power at the end of the straight” – ”Ok, but you’ll have to give up a bit here.”