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      09-12-2020, 03:01 PM   #352
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Originally Posted by msk340i View Post
Leclerc's one lap pace is great but the soft tire will not be the race tire. The tarmac is very abrasive and temps are high. For a car with good high fuel race pace it'll be ok to start on the soft them switch and be able to overtake. For Leclerc it will be challenging to be able to hold the position because his soft tire race pace is slower than the cars behind him at 1:24.5 and on the mediums he was slower than Vettel at 1:26.3 compared to 1:26.1

I expect him to be going backwards just like in Spa.
The abrasive surface will be a killer for the Merc team if they are on highish boost with the heavy downforce needed so I expect they'll cut down on boost for tyre longevity.
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