Raleigh wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:58 pm
I’m calling rubbish on “this isn’t the VJM11”, the sidepods on this car are considerably refined in shape from the VJM10 which would be the last possible thing you could change on an interim test-mule.
How much of our hand will we show in the two weeks of testing in Barcelona?
AG: “I expect our car to be on a comparable level to the end of last season - a more refined version of it but one that shares its same philosophy. What comes after we start bringing upgrades, however, is a completely different way of thinking. It is important we set ourselves a good baseline and a good foundation of knowledge, so that when we make the changes we are planning we know exactly what we are doing.
“Barcelona in February is not very representative of what we will experience during the season – few places are – even more so now that it has been resurfaced. We will witness massive amounts of track evolution over the next two weeks, so the way that influences our set-up decisions and the direction of our development will have to be assessed very carefully. Given the changes to the track surface, we have no real idea where the start point is but we know it will be very different from previous years. It will certainly keep our tyres guys busy.
“We tend to view winter testing less as an occasion for performance and set-up running and more as a chance to focus on fingerprinting our car and understanding what we have. Have we delivered what we thought we would? Answering this takes a lot of mapping work and this is what we will be doing in Barcelona. We will be checking the car to see if it operates as we designed it. Of course, we will also focus on accumulating mileage for reliability – we cannot take our eye off it. Our reliability last year was outstanding: we set the bar very high and we have got to keep it there. The next two weeks will be crucial to make sure we have designed a solid vehicle and take care of any teething problems, so that when we hit the track in Australia we don’t have anything to be overly worried about.”
http://www.forceindiaf1.com/news/incent ... drew-green
Still think it's rubbish?