Just_a_fan wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:21 am
timbo wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:31 am
Reminds me a bit how Brawn cars were miles ahead of everybody in the first half of 2009 but then somehow slipped down the order.
Ross's team found a "clever thing" - not just the double diffuser as that was found by others too, but a proper outwash front wing. It took others a while to figure it out. When they did, and fitted it to their cars with appropriate other bits, the general deficiencies in the Brawn showed through.
With all respect to Brawn and his team (i.e. for putting Mercedes engine in their chassis in 6-7 weeks), but they inherited really good car developed by Honda.
However, and here big five for Brown and Co., they made excellent use of the tool they had, during 1st half of the season; before those with way bigger budgets came back. Good strategy, aggressive driving, very good reliability... their operations were top notch.
Hopefully admins will not punish me (too much) for drifting away from SF71H