i was thinking Ferrari were behind, but now it seems not, so i'm thinking it's going to be a racers' season with the cars themselves very close: all about setup, strategy, pitstops and driving. And reliability, but mainly the racing itself. It'll vary from race to race and be generally awesomegodlameroso wrote: ↑Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:17 amI have Mercedes being capable of a 14.9-15.1 if they let loose on C3's. Red Bull 15.1-15.3. The tide could turn come Melbourne, or on any track depending on any number of factors. Right now Mercedes has regained its low speed corner advantage but lost it's high speed corner advantage relative to Red Bull. The power units are almost dead even, pretty much nothing to choose between them over one lap, over a race distance the Mercedes still has a slight edge. If Red Bull can creep a tenth on Mercedes, oh boy.
At least that's my impression. I could be way off, and Mercedes can do 14.5 and it's over before it started.
Teams found 0.7 extra last year when cars were supposed to be slower than year before. The previous 2 years they were 3 secs year on year
I will be collecting all of these posts to be used at the end of the year.Bill wrote: ↑Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:26 amMercedes has two serious engine failures if they can't fix it in time they would be running detuned for the first races so it's not forgone they would top dog.Honda has made another big step on party mode according to Rbr so these could be decisive at least while merc is still limping.
Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools.
SO what's the estimated performance differentiating DAS and non-DAS on Mercedes according you? No one seems to have a clue about it yet. No one even seems to know exactly what is the benefit of DAS. The debate is still on as to if that is in violation of parc-ferme in qualifying. If yes, then it might be a race only system. For Melbourne, it's all about qualifying position and a good start that matters. Don't you think you have over-estimated the DAS performance impact, unless you have a very clear idea?Manoah2u wrote: ↑Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:08 pmI'm inclined to think that if Merc DID NOT have the DAS-system, that RedBull and Ferrari could get them by 'surprise' in melbourne, and perhaps see a RedBull win, a Mercedes 2nd and Ferrari 3rd. DAS will keep them at the front though.
After the summer break, it's gonna be full on war.