WhiteBlue wrote:raymondu999 wrote:WB, this was my point. With the DDD - there was a path of development that once on the car; would clearly make the car go forward. But I don't think there's such a case this year.
That still doesn't mean that McLaren will totally dominate. Red Bull have shown us in the past three years that they can run a development race against the other top teams, irrespective of the particular issues of the season. Why should that be any different this year?
RB didn't run a development race in 2011. They were so far ahead, they didn't have to. In 2010, they more or less kept up, but the team(Vettel I think) contend the RB6 was better than the RB7 and it was the start of the RB EDB, which was an advantage over the field. In 2009 they couldn't keep pace with or match Brawn, but in all fairness nobody could.
This isn't a knock on RB. I think this year will show what RB is made up of on the development front. Starting behind from the first race, clearly behind the leader of the grid with their own solutions not working the way the team want. It will be interesting to see how Newey & the team handle the current situation.