I mentioned this in another thread, but if the straight-line gap was down to just sheer engine power, rather than wing level, overall setup, etc., I would've expected VET closer to LEC in qualifying (I fully realize VET had just the one Q3 run).Tzk wrote: ↑Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:40 pmThe question is if for a given downforce and thus less rear wing df and more rake is actually causing more drag or not. Ferrari may have more df from the diffusor and this less df and drag from the rear wing. They also may run a bit less df that the mercs.
This would result in more straightline speed through: a) a bit more engine power, b) a bit less drag from the rear wing and c) a bit less drag because less total df.
This is what i assume... i just don‘t buy totos explanation.
Instead, VET just shaded both Merc drivers in Q3. With a better lap, HAM could've ended up on the front row.
Did we not get to see telemetry overlays comparing HAM to VET in qualifying?
Furthermore, LEC's straight line advantage seemed to translate to the race, whereas HAM's race pace was just as strong (if not stronger, at some points, particularly when HAM went onto the Mediums) as VET's.