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Looks like TOIT are well and truly on the backfoot. Their own fault really. Crass stupidity to bring the old car when it was already off the pace in Brazil.
Looks like the 2 tyre companies have gone different routes. Bibendum looks like a pure performance tyre, while Bridgestone has gone for consistency and durability. Problem is that Michelin are doing all the damage in the first half of the race. In Malaysia Alonso was 40s up on Schumacher by half distance. You won't make that deficit back no matter how consistent your tyre is.
BTW did anyone notice the fastest lap of the race. Over a second slower than last year's. Makes Stoddart look stupid with his comments on Friday, cos cars will never run on new tyres and low fuel during the race.
Also re: lap times Alber's best lap was 8s off the pace. Taking that into consideration the new car would have to be 5s a lap fasterthan the current model. What are the chances of that?