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F1: Mercedes Poker Face?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RaceDepartment, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. RaceDepartment

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  2. Bram

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    If the car is a continuation of last year's one then sure. Rosberg already won a race with the Mercedes.

    I am personally very interested to see the battle between the teammates as I find Rosberg one of the most underestimated pilots in the current F1 circus.
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  3. I really hope that Mercedes have good race pace this year! It's all good to have awesome pace over one lap, but as happened so much last year, Schumacher and Rosberg would fall back from the front within the first 10 laps. Fingers crossed that they will have that sorted in 2013!

    Hamilton is also a great addition to the team so I'm expecting big things!
  4. So far Mercedes have fallen back during the year every time they had a good season start. After their victory in Shanghai they didn't show any spectacular results anymore, so I really hope this year they can maintain their pace throughout the season. If only because we want Hamilton to have a car he can have some decent fights in!
  5. I would love to see Mercedes GP do well this year. We know the real test starts when the season starts and teams start developing and upgrading.

    Although Lewis is a brilliant racer, I think Nico has potential. If Nico can stay away from bad luck (which he also has had), I think he will stand out with a good car.

    Lastly I wonder whether Lewis has made a contribution to how stable this years car looks.
  6. I think all the teams tend to not look too into the times set during testing. Both Hamilton and Rosberg know that teams don't always get out to set quick laps during testing, and even with their quick times they aren't going to go out and say that they have the best cars in the grid.