Pretty nicely said.GPR -A wrote: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
People often forget that, the out wash front wings were first implemented by Mercedes and then other teams followed it. It was inherent to their car's working philosophy and that being taken away for 2019, Mercedes should have cried foul. But they didn't. Mattia Binnotto mentioned that, when they first put their 2019 spec in Wind tunnel, they lost 1.5 seconds. In an interview, James Allison said, when they first put their 2019 spec, they lost 2.5 seconds! Red Bull claimed that, by December, they had recovered all the lost down force!!!
That tells you, who got affected the most.
https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/14156 ... 2019-ruleshttps://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.
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