garygph wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:22 pm
Kubica 0.2 slower than Latifi in FP1 ! Not a good sign at all in my view. This cannot continue without some statements soon I would have thought.
what on earth are you talking about
Go ahead look at the FP1 results and then the actual pace of the race.
FP1 is anybody's guess but above all, a moment when teams and drivers do certain runs, simulation runs, tests, speeds, etc. latifi being 0.2 secs faster than kubica only means he made a run that did just that. that doesn't mean he's faster. it just means he did a run where he was faster that the runs kubica did. but in which setting, is anybody's guess. even if you have that data of which tires they ran, there's still the question of fuel, and so much more.
obviously, he's gonna do his best to make a fast lap, which is logical.
you can expect that when that happens, the aim was to be in as less traffic as possible, as little fuel possible, the softest tires available, etcetera. all along, kubica could have been running a fully fueled car, doing race sims, on the hardest tires around, in traffic, and so on.
that means those times are not comparable. it just means that for that day, at some point, latifi set a time that was only 0.2 secs faster. if he managed to do that compared to a fully loaded kubica car, it's rather unimpressive really.
what i'm thus saying is that you shouldn't extract too much from these times.
if they were running a race with just 2 cars, same race distance, and latifi would be driving 0.2 secs faster each lap during the entire race, then yeah, that wouldn't be a good sign at all. that's not the case however.
stop making more from such a insignificant number.