Valencia: Of Fuel and Strategy


The FIA have released the weights of each car, as they suually do, and I am sure most F1B folks have read them. You have more than likely formed opinion on the data. but have you considered the Brawn GP cars running heavier than the McLaren and Red Bull’s in front of them and how this may play in to the hands of the wily tactis master Ross Brawn?

Yeah, I am sure you’ve considered that as well but here are the weights:

Pos Driver Weight (kg)
1. Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 653.0
2. Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 655.0
3. Barrichello Brawn-Mercedes 662.5
4. Vettel Red Bull-Renault 654.0
5. Button Brawn-Mercedes 661.5
6. Raikkonen Ferrari 661.5
7. Rosberg Williams-Toyota 665.0
8. Alonso Renault 656.5
9. Webber Red Bull-Renault 664.5
10. Kubica BMW-Sauber 657.5
11. Heidfeld BMW-Sauber 677.0
12. Sutil Force India-Mercedes 672.5
13. Glock Toyota 694.7
14. Grosjean Renault 677.7
15. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 688.5
16. Fisichella Force India-Mercedes 692.5
17. Nakajima Williams-Toyota 702.0
18. Trulli Toyota 707.3
19. Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 678.5
20. Badoer Ferrari 690.5

It all comes down tot he actual race, as usual, and perhaps that can boil down to the KERS launch of Lewis Hamilton, Heikki Kovalainen and Kimi Raikkonen. The dash to the first corner could break some hearts as it is a tight affair in Valencia but there is good reason Red Bull have re-heated their interest in KERS…it’s a push-to-launch button now! Used to be a push-to-pass, then a push-not-to-be-passed and finally a push-to-launch button. Oh the frivolity of it all…thanks Max.

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