Maximum acceleration: on 72% from the length of the circuit.
Number of gear changes in one lap: 68.
Fuel used per lap: 2,8kg.
Aerodynamic down force: high.
Time spent at the pit stop for a tire change: 21,4 seconds.
Fastest lap in a race: 1’40.279 Sebastian Vettel 2009.
Fastest lap in general: 1’38.434 Lewis Hamilton 2011.
Maximum speed: 322,2km/ora Sergio Perez (Sauber) 2007.
The most classifications on pole position: 2 Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.
The most victories: 2 Sebastian Vettel
Available tires: medium and soft.
What could be there?
If we said that the last two races would be more animated and that we’ll have a show out on for us, for the race in the Emirates we fear that we’ll fall asleep in front of the monitor. Of course, we remember that last year’s race was very entertaining, bringing Kimi’s first victory after his return to F1. But this year , even if there is a lot more to prove and the fight for the 2nd place is fierce and with high stakes even when it comes to teams, the track is still not very alive. We hope as well as you that we are wrong.
Good. Vettel – 1st place in the qualifications and 1st place in the race. Webber is missing to much to be able to beat him: motivation, spark and material. But he could still reach the podium.
Mercedes most likely will get a place on the podium, perhaps the last one available, if the tires work well taking into account that there will be 35 degrees Celsius. We see Nico above Lewis.
Ferrari will hardly make it to top 5 even if they have a faster car in qualifications. This is what we thought of in the India race: the Ferrari car is faster and seemed to the fastest after the Red Bull car in the second qualification round. We are not excluding the possibility that Felipe finishes the race before Alonso.
Lotus, whom we wish to come 2nd in the builders ranking, will be able to come forward, but we don’t know if they are able to stomp any of the Red Bull cars. We think that Grosjean will again beat his teammate, the more renowned Kimi Raikkonen.
When it comes to fighting between Sauber and McLaren, last one could be favored because of the strong traction of the Swiss race car, superior to the British race car, at least when it comes to this.
Force India had a brilliant moment in India, but we don’t think they will get points here and in the Emirates. Toro Rosso neither.
There isn’t much to say about the others. Maybe next year …
Qualifications first 5 (not their order): Vettel, Rosberg, Grosjean. Webber, Hamilton.
Race first 5 (not their order): Vettel, Rosberg, Grosjean, Webber, Raikkonen.
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