raymondu999 wrote:That's what I meant. They have over 1220km (4 grand prix distances - 2 for each car) of running data for this current spec, and all the test data for the A-spec. Unless there was a clear benefit it wouldn't have stayed on. But my point was wondering if they took a "one step back, 2 steps forward" gamble. Ie mabe the B-spec is weaker than the -spec in some areas, but as a package overall it's quicker. If that makes sense.
Makes perfect sense. Everything in F1 is a compromise so I wouldn't be at all surprised if someone was able to show that the A-spec had some specific benefits. The team obviously believes that whatever the advantages of the b-spec are that they outweigh the disadvantages.
It's funny how many people are voting for the A-spec in this thread. They obviously think the team are fools!