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Old 11-30-2017, 11:49 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Plecain View Post
Interesting theory. I like it.

In addition, you'd stand a good chance of winning the first three races because there'd be no penalty yet. That would give you a pretty good head start on the season.

One problem I see is fuel - not having enough. You can't run these engines at high power and have enough fuel to finish the race.

If this worked, it would show what a farce this engine/penalty thing is, though.

Die Mercedes-Fahrer kamen mit 89 Kilogramm (120 Liter) über die Distanz. Erlaubt sind 105 Kilogramm. Ferrari brauchte für die 305 Kilometer 101 Kilogramm (136 Liter) Kraftstoff
GP Mexico, the Merc drivers only needed 89kg fuel (around 120 ltr), Ferrari needed 101 kg (around 136 ltr). The maximum limit is 105 kg.

10 kg less weight means 3/10 seconds faster per lap.

In Abu Dhabi Vettel had to save fuel after the first half of the race.

Ferrari can´t match with Mercedes, Mercedes engines
- are more powerful
- are more fuel saving
- are more reliable

There is no way that Ferrari, Renault or Honda will be at the same level as Mercedes.

And my theory with one race/one engine has another plus: starting from the box allows you to change your setup (for rain, sunshine etc) and you´re not involved in start crashes.
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