I've only watched the first 7 laps so far (recording it.) But it looked like the inside was losing about a car length per lap. Hot track or cold track, there's only one groove and it's the outside.
That means pole position is actually a handicap, since it puts the car on the inside with little hope of breaking into the outside train.
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