Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A Season of Surprises F1 2012
Unpredictable is how one would describe 2012 Formula One period. Yes, Sebastian Vettel has won three races in a row to fortify his chances but so shut this season has been that something is probable. At present, it may seem like a two-horse race but with still four to go, it’s going to be far from simple for Vettel and his adjacent competitor Fernando Alonso. Meanwhile, others like Kimi Raikkonen, Mark Webber and Lewis Hamilton, who at one position posed a real hazard, have fizzled out.
It has been one of the tightest seasons the sport has seen in a even as with first seven races won by an equal quantity of dissimilar drivers. The events may have normalized since then but no driver, before Vettel, had handled to win back-to-back races. The ban on bluster diffuser, introduced by Red Bull last season to sweep up the season, and the changeable nature of Pirelli tyres have been the two most persuasive reasons for this being such a topsy-turvy season.
The diffuser exit has abridged the gap between teams and not like last season when Vettel’s Red Bull was much better to even the Ferraris and McLarens. For example, the gap between top 10 through qualifying at the Korean Grand Prix was less than one and half second even as at the same GP last year it was two and half seconds. For example, the gap between top 10 during be eligible at the Korean Grand Prix was less than one and half second whereas at the same GP last year it was two and half seconds.
Same is the container of tyres. Pirelli introduced tyres that last only about a third of the race aloofness, roughly 60 miles, before the lap era would begin to drop off to the summit where the tyres desirable to be replaced. The idea was to force teams to moreover retain vanishing tyres or make a pit stop for a lightning-fast final push on fresh ones. Williams’s driver priest Maldonado’s win at the Spanish Grand Prix was based on similar principals.