Blackout wrote: Crucial_Xtreme wrote:
FoxHound wrote:*with a better PU, ERS and mappin?
Big ask no?
Yes and no. The Ferrari PU is arguably the worst on the grid, so making it better shouldn't be too difficult as there's tons of room for improvement. Making it the best Power Unit or equal to the Merc PU is indeed a very big ask. Talk amongst knowledgeable F1 ppl is that Renault(Red Bull) most likely has the best ERS on the grid.
I'm not sure where Ferrari's ranks but no doubt there is room for improvement. Software mapping has never been the teams strong point, remember OTB and the intricate maps used? Ferrari definitely lagged behind the others there, though word was the engine was the limiting factor not the teams ability to write the complex maps.
My personal opinion is the 2015 Ferrari will be twice the car the F14T is/was. If for no other reason than it was that bad of a car. Time will tell.
You're not the first one here to say that. What are your sources?
How can this be true, we have heared Horner complaining about the Renault Powerunit the whole year. And some people still think they got the best ERS system? Why do you think the gap to Mercedes in qualifying is smaller than during the race? This because during qualifying every team can harvest enough energy for a single lap. The advantage in the race is bigger because Mercedes can harvest more energy then Renault and Ferrari. This means the need less fuel and thus need less then the max of 100KG. Thats why the gap in the race is big between Mercedes and their rivals. They start with less fuel, less weight, faster times, better tire life etc.
Hence Mercedes has the best ERS system, stop with the paddock rumors and use you own brain. Mercedes has invested heavily in KERS Mercedes (huge amount of their budget went in to ERS according to my sources) had the best KERS system in the old formula and has even increased their advantage in 2014.
I struggle to understand why Ferrari ERS system are not topnotch, Magnetti Mirelli has so much knowledge about electric systems how the hell did they f**cked up? Maybe they have to outsource the hybrid part to Williams like AUDI did for their LMP1 cars. Our they should hire some senior engineers from Williams Advanced Engineering.
Irvine:"If you don't have a good car you can't win it, unless you are Michael or Senna. Lots of guys won in Adrian Newey's cars, big deal. Adrian is the real genius out there, there is Senna, there is Michael and there is Newey.They were the three great talents."