Jersey Tom wrote:Depends on your definition of "straightforward."
Even now, there are times where "build & test" is cheaper, faster, and gives you a more direct answer than doing simulations & predictions.
marcush. wrote:not a specific RB8 theme but I don´t get why teams do not equip the cars as rolling labs in FP1+2 ,along the lines of the pirelli test car and even more ...Is this a time constraint thing as your work allowance from Friday to saturday would not be enough to get the car back to race spec?
myurr wrote:Probably because each test interferes with the airflow so that it would ruin the results of all the tests behind it. I believe much of the aero rake data is also captured at constant speed so you miss out on important running whilst trundling around collecting that data.
McLaren in 2009 were probably trying to sort basic concepts and large scale changes rather than the more subtle fine tuning the F1 teams will be doing in season this year. If the teams thought they would learn something then they'd be doing it.
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