Originally Posted by A. T. T-W
It certainly looks from Qualy that Alonso is on a wet set-up. With a forecast 80% chance of rain for the GP, that could be the key.
Yeah, that would be my guess too. Big gamble. The forecast keeps reducing the chance of rain. weather.com now shows only a 50% chance of rain, and that rain is described as showers.
From Ferrari's point of view, the only good news is that there's a 50%+ chance of rain every hour overnight and through the morning, so the track is likely to be damp at the start of the race.
Can't blame Ferrari for taking the gamble. They have no chance if they run the same set-up as Red Bull. And although these cars are very different from early in the season, the Ferrari ran very well in the wet back then.