element wrote: Neno wrote:
element wrote:Step by step starts looking like a modern F1 car... lets hope they got enough information from the race to optimize the new updates.
i dont agree, this car still look like GP2 car, and it's fast like one. i think they need start collect money for next year, and part by part making next year car. with this one they cant even be on same lvl with caterham or marrusia. from next year will see new tehnical regulations, and i see their chance in that one.
With different regulations (race distance,fuel loads..., Pedro's best lap in Barcelona is still 4 seconds faster than the faster GP2 car.
1.2 slower than the best Marussia car, and faster than Pic, who retiered early and is difficult to mach due to fuel load.
yes, but you need consider this:
GP2 engines are 4 litre v8s, 600bhp with a 6-speed gearbox
F1 engines are 2.4 litre v8s, 750bhp with a 7-speed gearbox
and, that dynamics of an F1 car are far superior. F1 cars generate more down-force, which increases corner speeds. Higher corner speeds, higher exit speeds, it all ends up to a much faster car.