chill210 wrote:SiLo wrote:Anthony Davidson just said that Mclaren have done away with the side springs from the rear (front? cant remember) suspension which can aid traction but will lift the front of the car on turn in.
I believe that mclaren have got rid of the springs completely from the front of the car, this has made the car worse on braking because there is no give at the front of the car (why jenson is struggling with locking brakes) but enables good cornering a greater top end because they can get on the power earlier which in turn maximises there strengths top end speed. if they can solve the stopping problems mclaren will fly. (if they could get some movement out of the tire ie lower pressures this could help but it would then be harder to turn the tire on get more heat in to it, or maybe get the carbon struts to give more to try to get the tire to byte under breaking.
I would be interested to hear your comments on this.
May be they are testing for next season,
these problems have been with mclaren in the second half of the season (not being able to turn tires on, braking locking, but the car has been the stiffest on the grid, both drivers have suffered a lot with stopping the cars looking like the have out braked there selves especially at restarts also the front end of the car has broke easily where other cars have took bumps better.
im pretty sure ant said it was only on the rear suspension...
on a side note, did anyone else catch lewis's interview yesterday? talking about the develpoment race etc..and how if mclaren started the year with the best car theyd be unbeatable, he seemed very confident about next years car, he said something along the lines of..."next years car is looking intresting to say the least" but the way in which he said it, caught my eye.