Th0R wrote:To be honest i don't understand the rbr testing strategy. After testing 10 days with a fine working car, where everyone said they are again a top runer, they add such a huge change to the car. Which they obviously don't understand yet.
Maybe the new exhaust layout has to do with the fixed off-throttle blowing loophole?
Why is it so hard to imagine that a team that looked fine the past 10 days tests out other solutions while they still can ? I think not one single team is sure about their exhaust solution and their position compared to other teams.
Because the last two days of testing should be use to find the right setup for the coming races. It is a big risk to run such a major update for only two days. Most of the data gathered the previous testing days will be invalid, because the chassis is very different. We cant even be sure that the mounting points of the rear suspension are the same now. (Rear suspension might need to be changed because of different exhaust flow path). Also there may arise new heat problems, especialy for the tyres.
Not every team can be as lucky as McLaren last year. On a prototype things just won't work as expected everytime. And simulators aren't always valid when there are this many variables. (For example exhaust flow (HEAT) near the rear tyres)