turbof1 wrote:Well this year provides a different oppertunity. You need to have certain wheelbase to trackbase ratio else you'll eventually end up with too much under- or too much oversteer. So there are limits to using your wheelbase as a way to smooth out the blockage. This year's increase in trackbase effectively allows an increase in wheelbase.
You argued for aerodynamic blockage first, as the reason for a longer wheelbase. Has your opinion changed, or is this in addition to it?
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the discussion, but I find it slightly weird that you quoted me while neither providing evidence for the case you arguent which I questioned, nor did you relate to my opinion on the reason for a longer wheelbase.
I think there is some truth to your suggestion that there is a optimal range for the track- to wheelbase ratio, but I lack the knowledge to judge the imporance of it. It could well be a factor, but I don't it's the main reason for the additional wheelbase lenght.