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mesmerised
19 Feb 14 14:18
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Nothing so far has convinced me he should be a 3/1  shot, had nothing but reliability issues so far with the new nose design to meet new regulations and  along with other mechanical issues they've had less  track time than anyone else to understand the new car, they've struggled to  accommodate the new cooling regulations whilst not compromising the aerodynamic design and with the banning of Exhaust blowing system, Vettel's traction advantage is gone, look at Sauber, half way through last year they improved their use of the blown exhaust system and improved dramatically, where is Vettle going to get the speed based on what we've seen so far ? Newey is a genius but nobody dominates forever, he's going to need half a season to find a new advantage, I wouldn't be surprised if Vettle finished behind the Mercs and and Ferrari's, the new Mclaren can't be ruled out either but......

The Mercedes will be the team to beat making Rosberg value.
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Report Zazu February 20, 2014 4:44 PM GMT
Maybe people think Renault/Red Bull will fix their current mechanical issues? Confused


What price would he be if Renault had done similar laps to Ferrari and Mercedes during the tests? 5/4, 6/4????


People drawing far too may conclusions from the tests. Theyre lapping seconds off ideal pace and inseason development this season will be astronomical...Red Bull have excelled in this area in recent years.

Kevin Magnussen hasn't raced in F1, Mclaren have won 1 drivers title in the passed 10 years and were seconds off the pace last year and he is 9/1  Shocked
Report mesmerised February 21, 2014 7:52 PM GMT
At this point in time though, I really don't consider him to be a value punt, more like a value lay.
Report Zazu February 22, 2014 1:23 AM GMT
If the Renault engine is as bad as it currently looks I foresee huge problems for Lotus' future
Report mesmerised February 27, 2014 10:31 PM GMT
Final testing in Bahrain today and yet more issues with engine cooling, only two cars put in less lap times. Still can't see any reason why he's favourite other than previous success based on a technical advantage that no longer exist.
Report Zazu February 28, 2014 10:49 AM GMT
He's not been favourite since the second test. He's already 9/1 for Oz and will go off double figure price

Ferrari have had a low profile in testing but I hope they are quick. It looks like Renault are in complete disarray so may just be a Mercedes engine championship Cry
Report mesmerised February 2, 2015 8:47 PM GMT
Rosberg blew his lead but Hamilton worthy champion, never saw Vettle ending up at Ferrari. I remember the Ferrari crowd booing him
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