Mr.S wrote:With their resouces forget 1 Second. I mean what will 3 Million do??? That is nothing. A pittiance. 1 Full Second are you kidding me??
They can NEVER find 1 Second with 3 Million. NEVER.
You're missing that gaining time in F1 is an exponential cost scale. When you're lapping at 3 minutes a lap, it's trivially easy to gain 1 second, when you're lapping at the pace of the front runners it costs many many millions even to find a tenth. When you're on the cusp of 107%, 3 million to find a second, is entirely reasonable.
Anyways Remember what Lotus said (Green present Carteham) last year?? They said the same,that they need seconds & not tenths. They could not make it to the Mid-field without KERS & have got it this time.
Yes, but Caterham are higher up the grid, so it costs more.
The Gain in Kers is Huge. Starts,Overtaking & hanging on to a position. It's much bigger than just 4 tenths. And it is Very Cheap. For only 3/4 Million It's a Steal.
It's not cheap at all – remember, you have to cool it, and resculpt the aero to fit it in. In doing so, you quite possibly make your aero worse.