Fer.Fan wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:14 pm
Why is Mercedes RW special? What is differens between RW of SF-90 compared to Mercedes one?
They look quite the same to me.
There are several subtle differences, but the most noticeable one is that Ferrari is running a slight spoon wing as you can see below compared to Mercedes.
At a conceptual level, you can think of it like this, Ferrari is running a lower drag and lower df design, compared to Mercedes who is running a higher drag, higher df design.
The issue is like what Nico Rosberg said and't took a lot of heat about. Ferrari just can't put a higher df wing on the car and call it a day, they have to add df at the front of the car as well to balance it out, or they will generate a ton of understeer.
Thus they will need to make a lot of aero changes to the car overall, and that will eat into or potentially even negate their strait line speed. Not to mention it will take time to make and validate all the changes, thus putting them further behind their competitors in the season long development race.