zibby43 wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:08 pm
dans79 wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:07 pm
It looks like they will be using FP1 as a testing session, to see what FW is best for the given track and tire conditions.
It'll be nice to have that flexibility over the course of the season.
It's definitely interesting. Ferrari & Mercedes seem to be polar opposite this year.Ferrari have a Lower drag lower down-force philosophy, while Mercedes has a higher drag, higher down-force philosophy.
Mercedes updates so far this year, all look to be about decreasing drag, while trying to maintain the same amount of down-force. Ferrari's updates seem to be about increasing down-force while trying to maintain the same amount of drag.
Personally, I'd rather be in Mercedes situation, as I think its easier to reduce drag, than it is to come up with down-force. Not to mention I also think its easier to trim back down-force, than it is to come up with more of it for any given track.