Formula 1 Power Ranking GP Canada 2012

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Power Ranking GP Canada 2012
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T he Ferrari F2012 started this world championship as a flop. After seven races he is top. The miraculous change from a bad design to a racing car that is fast everywhere took place in two steps. With the first major expansion stage in Barcelona, ​​Ferrari managed to jump out of midfield into the circle of those who can dream of the podium.

The second aerodynamic package was ignited in Montreal. And it made Ferrari a candidate for victory on a type of track that would have plunged the Maranello team into misery two months ago. Traction and top speed were among the biggest construction sites for the F2012. Fernando Alonso fought for pole position and victory in Montreal. Felipe Massa easily qualified for the top ten. That was still a tremendous part at the Bahrain GP.

Ferrari took the lead ahead of Red Bull because the car is easier to set up, because the F2012 is now comfortable on all types of track and during training and racing is equally strong. At Red Bull, however, you still have to expect surprises. Sebastian Vettel looked inviolable in training. The tires deteriorated too much in the race.

Hamilton top, button flop

McLaren has recovered from its minor crisis. At least with Lewis Hamilton in the car. But if Jenson Button only finishes in 16th place at the same time, everything may not be okay. The McLaren engineers continue to complain that they don't understand the tires.

The Lotus is still one of the top cars in the seventh race. But it is too dependent on external conditions. Careful handling of the tires becomes a handicap in training. And in the race, Romain Grosjean and Kimi Räikkönen can only play to their strengths when the asphalt temperatures are above 30 degrees. That's not how you become world champion.

Mercedes recently improved its car a lot, but it doesn't make enough of it. For fear of burning up the tires, the engineers are often too conservative when setting up the vehicle. So you sacrifice better starting positions.

Sauber drivers not consistent enough

Sauber has a car that is better than sixth place. But they don't have the drivers to implement that in every race. Sergio Perez vacillates between good and bad. Kamui Kobayashi is also a lucky bag. Williams is even weaker. This time too, the Williams FW34 would have had the speed for the top ten again. But pastorMaldonado and Bruno Senna just make too many mistakes.

The positions at the back of the field are frozen. Force India continues to stand out from Toro Rosso, and Caterham is not coming much closer. HRT was faster than Marussia in Montreal, which is because the Marussia lacked top speed. The HRT's lack of downforce was not as noticeable as usual on the stop and go route.

Power Ranking GP Canada 2012

Here we have the power ranking in the Quick overview. As always, the detailed form check of all twelve teams can be found in the picture gallery.

  1. Ferrari (2)
  2. Red Bull (1)
  3. McLaren (4 )
  4. Lotus (5)
  5. Mercedes (3)
  6. Clean (6)
  7. Williams (7)
  8. Force India (8)
  9. Toro Rosso (9)
  10. Caterham (10)
  11. Marussia (11)
  12. HRT F1 (12)
* in brackets position after the GP Monaco

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