Wheel Man for SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: F1 2012 thread
Not sure entirely what to think of Webber. 2 wins, both at famous tracks, but one gifted by a penalty to Schumacher. In other races, hes been rather average (Hockenheim, Bahrain, Spain). So, 1 win on a track notoriously known for being too difficult for the modern F1 car to overtake, and another when the Red Bull had the better tyre strategy than Ferrari.
As for Massa, hes been unlucky. He gets hit by 1 mistake each race, and it costs him a front wing, a tyre, a drive through. Loses 20-80 seconds and hes having to drive through a field of cars which have about the same race pace. Alonso's car is about 0.1-0.2 off the pace, I'd say, to the McLaren or Red Bull. Massa will be about 0.3-0.7 off Alonso, which puts him around the same times of the Williams & Sauber.
As for Williams, promising start seems to be fading. Its a pity, but its no surprise. Maldonado, for all his raw speed and potential talent, isn't the lead driver they need. And Bruno Senna is just average. He might have a weaker car, but he isn't doing anything special at all.