If it weren’t for the predictions weather forecast Sochi weekend would seem broadly already written for the first two places on the podium. One of the last fiefdoms Mercedes in dry conditions, an extremely congenial territory is confirmed for the Brackley team, which dominates the first day of the Russian weekend far and wide. For those who do not know i MIG are the Russian war fighters, propelled by jet engines and since some improvements in reliability have enabled Toto Wolff’s engineers to increase the average power delivered, we continue to see the power units of the star freshly squeezed since Friday. Sochi is no exception, quite the contrary. Looking at the data the dominance of the W12 is as clear as simple. The Russian track, unattractive and spectacular, is one engine track. The curves, almost all at 90 degrees, do not constitute a particularly complex obstacle in the search for the longitudinal aerodynamic balance of the cars, and the longest and “different” curve of all, curve 3 is actually addressed full as if it were a straight. This causes the challenge between the cars to become a question of mechanics of the vehicle, although not particularly selective in turn, of efficiency And especially power. All stages of traction exiting the curves are very similar to each other and require a particularly efficient medium delivery, and the two long straights, the main one and the rear one, are the ideal test bench for the complete unloading of the hybrid part and for the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle.