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      02-09-2019, 10:11 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by MKSixer View Post
The Ferrari was faster for the first half + of the year. This is undisputed by all but the most strident Ferrari fans. The speed range between 150kph and 250kph was the sweet spot for their illegal battery deployment, not additional DRS. Lewis Hamilton first noticed it as the car was accelerating at a greater rate in this speed range. The greater media and many others believed that it was sour grapes but gps data, which is available to all teams for all teams confirmed Mr. Hamilton's assertion.

The advantage was lost when the FIA quietly made them revert back to the previous spec.
Acceleration advantage of the Ferrari during the period was undeniable, but not necessarily overall speed across an entire lap.