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25 September 2001 Volume 3 - Issue 30  

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Dear Readers,

I sincerely apologise for not being able to publish my normal review of Monza or preview of the upcoming Indianapolis Grand Prix. I am totally snowed under by my day job. Things should return to normal before the next race.

Here is a brief synopsis of what I intended to include in both:

The Italian race: 

  • It was hard to judge the relative performance of Ferrari and Williams as they were on different pit strategies but I still feel that they were very evenly matched.
  • Both Schumacher brothers were not trying as hard as I expected. Almost as if they were protesting. I found it hard to blame them.
  • McLaren are off the pace.

The USA race: 

  • I do not expect McLaren to feature as they seem to lack the speed to take on this circuit. The race will be between Williams and Ferrari.
  • Ferrari may be better suited to this track as half of it is almost as slow as Monaco, half possibly even faster than Monza.
  • Aerodynamic set up will be crucial. Too much downforce and the cars will be slow on the very fast straights, too little and they will not be nimble in the slow section.
  • Overtaking will be restricted to the long, fast straights. Providing that aerodynamics are set up appropriately, it should be easy to get past.
  • Teams like Arrows or even Benetton may opt for very low downforce, which will make them hard to overtake.
  • Top speeds could be very high depending on the setup - 340 K/mH or more.
  • Providing he is motivated, my money is on Michael Schumacher - but he may let Barrichello through if he is in second.

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