dren wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:27 pm
I'd be surprised if STR is anywhere near RB. I'd also be surprised if Mercedes isn't close to on par with Ferrari given how they finished last year. The regulation changes weren't that drastic. I do expect RB to get closer to Ferrari and Mercedes with a works PU.
With the same PU, and extremely similar suspension, I would expect the better wing philosophy, and the knock-on aero design necessary to support it to be a huge differentiator between the two.
If STR have the better philosophy, it could close the gap between those teams enormously. Add to that the possibility that STR get the development engines first (more HP+reliability) the offsets can become very close.