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      11-26-2019, 10:00 AM   #322
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Originally Posted by M5theonlyone View Post
I can't see how a highly stressed F1 engine can be 'babied' with Bottas's seemingly similar engined car busting a gut just to hang on to him.
Shifting earlier, down shifting later, short shifting before corners, just to name a few.

I once had an overheating car in a race at Kyalami. Where I would normally shift at 7800rpm, I dialled it back to just over 7000rpm. I lost one place, but finished the race.

You get people who are very fast, but also very hard on cars, and then you get people who are very fast, but know how to get a car to the end.

One of many traits a top racing driver have.