I still believe if they kept rules the same from 2016 we would of had some awesome racing as others teams would of caught up and the smaller cars created more space for overtaking.Bill wrote: ↑Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:28 amAfter such a boring race or season you got to wonder what Brawn motivation was in changing the regulations, banning the blown axle and the complex front wing was only going to hurt Ferrari and Rbr .the tires change also hurts those two. If the goal is to Improve to show it has been a disastrous failure Brawn should step down because he seem keen to help Mercedes
What stopped these teams from raising concern that their philosophy would be compromised with these new regulations? Haven't read a single article where any of these teams trying to safeguard their interest. On the contrary, Toto Wolff has been begging for rules stability.Bill wrote: ↑Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:28 amAfter such a boring race or season you got to wonder what Brawn motivation was in changing the regulations, banning the blown axle and the complex front wing was only going to hurt Ferrari and Rbr .the tires change also hurts those two. If the goal is to Improve to show it has been a disastrous failure Brawn should step down because he seem keen to help Mercedes
The goal wasn't specifically to "improve the show ", it was to increase the ability of cars to follow closely, which, from what we saw in Canada has been a success.Bill wrote: ↑Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:28 amAfter such a boring race or season you got to wonder what Brawn motivation was in changing the regulations, banning the blown axle and the complex front wing was only going to hurt Ferrari and Rbr .the tires change also hurts those two. If the goal is to Improve to show it has been a disastrous failure Brawn should step down because he seem keen to help Mercedes
we have to think about what would've happened if they hadn't done anything tho. The cars would've developed to be about 1s quicker, with more finely tuned aero that'd be more sensitive to wake and also creating a bigger wake themselvesBill wrote: ↑Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:24 amThat's just semantics getting cars closer so that they can overtake easily without loosing aero benefits but for car to overtake you need a much closer grid . Changing the regulations always has a negative opposite effect it spreads out the field. It took f1 5 years to close that grid 3 teams could win a race last year but Brawn threw all of that last year its back to square 1.you have to wait until 2026 to watch proper racing because 2021 is another reset
You know, hindsight is a wonderful thing. It gives the abilities to manufacture thoughts to suit an agenda. I did not near anyone saying rules were bad, at the conclusion of first Winter Test where the entire world was convinced that Mercedes got it wrong and Ferrari's front wing is the right philosophy. Newey said, they can easily replicate that and the rest of the flow would be just fine. A few races past the season, suddenly, the rules are bad and favored Mercedes!Bill wrote: ↑Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:27 amGpr -a don't fall for wolf propaganda when the chips are down he will always vote for his self interest which he did with new front wing .Rbr and Ferrari vehemently opposed the rules but unfortunately were outvoted. The rules from 2014 to 2018 when relative stable even though they was a change in 2017 it was about size , take what they already have and make it big.changing the front wing it's a whole new game Ferrari don't know how the gonna get themselves out of this hole their updates don't seem to work.Rbr ?the future look grim
https://africa.espn.com/f1/story/_/id/2 ... rrari-year"We predicted an impact of 1.5s per lap when we [first tested] in the windtunnel and it's what we got," said Binotto.
No individual can be discredited and branded in to a single bucket. That applies to Toto Wolff too. If you are a die hard fan of another team which is struggling, then Toto Wolff appears to you as a demon. For those who just enjoy whatever is happening, he appears to be a great leader and a sane man with measured talk.Regulation changes to the front wing over the winter had initially left Mercedes flustered. The team's aerodynamic concept was based on its ability to load up the tips of the front wing and manipulate air downstream with devices around the front wing endplates, but the simplified regulations for 2019 stripped the team of one its key strengths.
"When we first put these new regulations on, which have much less geometrical freedom [for the front wing], it haemorrhaged downforce off our car because one of our key features was totally broken," Mercedes technical director James Allison told Sky Sports earlier this year. "When I say haemorrhaged, I mean 2.5 seconds gone! It was a big deal.
Ferrari voted FOR the new rules:
https://grandpx.news/the-reason-ferrari ... ero-rules/The secret was recently revealed by Motorsport Italy who confirmed that Ferrari and Mercedes voted in favour of the proposal in hopes that the FIA will take care of their concerns in the 2021 new engine rules.
F1 commission pushed in a few aerodynamic changes to encourage overtaking and wheel to wheel racing in its 2019 rules update package and the FIA’s World Council ratified the decisions last week.
According to the first reports, only the Mercedes powered team were in favour of the rule while the rest of the grid was opposed to it. So it was surprising to see the rule pass through four yes votes when Mercedes had only three.
But the reality turned out to be different. The dissenters were only four – Red Bull, Renault, McLaren and Toro Rosso. Ferrari and its customer teams voted for the proposal.
lol so true. Toto is one of the great TP's of F1, and generally a Ferrari fan's worst nightmare