My best guess is that they grade the wings based on minor imperfections, the best being the race ones, you also see wings marked as first spare for each driver and so on.banibhusan wrote:Why do they have "RACE" written on the tip of the nosecone? Do teams maintain separate spec of FW for race and practice?
if this is true...then this car has a very very small operating window...and the team should work to widen that window...raymondu999 wrote:Perhaps RFA. Since last year they've always called their DRS the "Rear Flap Adjust." I call it "Redundant Flipping Acronym."
I have a theory - what if actually the W03 is the quickest car on the track; but is a prima donna when it comes to setup? Get the setup smack on and she'll give you a dominant pole and victory (a la China). Get it wrong and she'll be top midfield at best. Possible?
I thinks it's wrong, just the opposite - the tyres got them right.raymondu999 wrote:I mean, the one time when they say they got the tyres right ....
That was my thought. Would there be any reason for the ECU to be turned on and tested? Does the ECU need cooling because of its own heat generation or because of its location?Jef Patat wrote:That car is clearly not ready for racing, nor has it recently raced. Why would you want to cool something that is at ambient temperature?
Being an electronics engineer I would be very surprised an ECU needs that form of cooling. I don't know about the hardware specs but I have never seen an ECU that needs active cooling. I think there must be another reason although I don't know which one.hardingfv32 wrote: That was my thought. Would there be any reason for the ECU to be turned on and tested? Does the ECU need cooling because of its own heat generation or because of its location?