Do you have a source for your understanding? i mean Horner gets told things by Adrian doncha think and why would he make something up like this? he's 100% better source than no source at allENGINE TUNER wrote: ↑Fri May 31, 2019 5:37 pmHorner is NOT a credible source, in fact he is a known to be a liar often, that is part of his job for RBR. Neither is he a technical person.izzy wrote: ↑Fri May 31, 2019 10:33 am
Christian Horner said they're stiffer:https://f1i.com/news/341527-horner-very ... 2019.html"We were very good on the tyres at the end of last year," Horner said. “Obviously there’s what something like 25 percent less rubber on these tyres, and they are stiffer.
i've seen it somewhere else too. Pirelli said they'd changed the construction but not exactly what the effect was.
With the downforce, there was a lot of confusion. But they made the wings wider and also deeper, to offset the loss from cutting cascade wings and outwash, so they could change the shape of the wake to help following, supposedly, without making the cars slower. and maybe Pirelli were guessing what's actually happened, that teams have found ways of keeping a lot of their lovely outwash anyway, so the cars are faster if anything not slower and that's what we've seen isn't it
Downforce is lower across the grid except for Merc. That is what most of the numbers say to my understanding.
there was general confusion last year when Andy Green said RP were 1.5s down on their first go at the new car, it got quoted everywhere without the huge point that it was their first go and was obviously going to be developed massively. So in Spain this year pole was 15.4 when last year it was 16.1. And yes Mercedes have the most downforce, but obviously the tyres have to cope with that and there's the rest of the season still to come with 1s or even more of development
and there are the bigger wings, and the rear wing is lower to connect with the diffuser flow again