???? Neither Vettel or Alonso grenaded engines. Vettel lost his turbo and had gear box problems and Alonso finished as he started in, 4th. Only one car had engine problem (Bottas in Williams-Mercedes) while the two TR had exhaust fires and 3 of the 7 DNFs crashed. Maldonado was a DNS not a DNF, with a fuel pump problem, team probably pulled the fuse on him and probably got Lotus Team some points as having him run on that track was too high a risk of him crashing out Grosjean.
Yes in general, due to the new regs the power outputs are not even, Renault is some 50+ Hp down on the Mercs and Ferrari plants a little below Renault and yeah all the cars are running more downforce but as to a racing event if you are not watching this year you are missing out. The completion is intense and due to the lower grip and higher torque than prior years skill shows though. vet else failures to dominate is due to just that, he admits that prior years the aero setup with exhaust blow through gave him more rear grip when he stepped on it but that he can not adjust to the lack of grip this year. Funny, some others have including his team mate.
What is news related to the thread topic is that Lotus car company just pulled their LMP2 T128 out of the lineup.
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