You can pretty much say the same about red bull, ever since the rb5...What has changed, externally?diego1960 wrote:I would rather fear that there is not much to improve on this car, sidepods are sleek, CoG is lower than in W02, there is the EED and an all-new FW. Now, apart from the exhaust only minor things could change at least on the outside. Different set-ups should also be evaluated as they are key to performance most of the time. Obviously I would rather prefer that I am wrong and there are a a number of planned updates down the line such as a new diffuser, fine-tuned FW and maybe a revised front suspension but I do not consider it very possible.
much longer wheelbase, stronger rear tyres, same weight distrubution...marcush. wrote:abit of a mystery is their trouble to make the front wheels last.According to Rosberg this was one of the main deveelopment areas for the last day but they could not solve that issue...so we can conclude the car is not yet fully understood by the team .
Hopefully they find a solution to make them last and that should improve their longruns dramatically (you don´t have to nurse the fronts and can exploit the rears more...) so there is hope but also fear.
Funny how they swing from front tyre eating W01 to rear tyre eating W02 and back to front tyre eating W03..
marcush. wrote:adding normal force is a measure of diminishing returns adding normal force will of course load the tyre more ,but who said the tyre was not already overloaded and that would render adding doqwnforce as counterproductive.
We have seen the car showing a lot of body roll ..could it be they unload their inner wheels too much and the result is they overwork the outside tyre? It´s very simple yes but that´s how I see their car .
I think so too. But, it's a matter of effiency and balance, so bolt=om downforce can help cover a shortcoming in the short term, but in the long term MGP is going to have to create cars with better CL and L/D in the first place. Taking a FAST car like the W03 and bolting on downforce can also hurt it's original positive traits(low drag) more than it helps( see W02) so maybe they'll be stuck in low drag trim, but I truly think this car has potential. I could possibly even see Merc in a straight fight with the big three by mid-seaso(I don't, however, think they'll start quite on Ferrari's level).dren wrote:I think this may be a car where we see bolt on downforce when they start to look for performance. I'm curious to some of the exhaust set-ups the teams will show at the next test.
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