They may as well ramp their gearbox group down to where they only have the capability for the external case, since that's where it will end up for 2021 anyway.
George said in an interview that they have various tests peices they were fitting during practice just to validate the Improvement Direction. Many of these are temporary pieces are just to measure the difference between before and after. I expect that they will evolve into finished carbon pieces, and the current 3D printed test pieces will be discarded.bill shoe wrote: ↑Fri May 10, 2019 2:07 pmThey may as well ramp their gearbox group down to where they only have the capability for the external case, since that's where it will end up for 2021 anyway.
Yes, the bargeboard area on the Williams is much simpler and very different than any other car. The parts do not look like anything that aero people would voluntarily design themselves. The parts look like the product of a dysfunctional working relationship between lower-level aero designers and higher-level management, where the lower-level people feel micromanaged and the upper-level people feel like there is a lack of any systematic plan to test and develop things in the proper way. After long frustrating meetings they end up with rectangular pieces of cardboard normal to the airflow.
Its not the complexity but the geometry, particularly where the foot plate and verical section meet, towards the edge of the bargeboard assembly. That area is critical for the performance of the floor.
Last year there was an interview with Paddy Lowe where he exactly pointed out that they failed when upgraded ground surface in wind tunnel (surface simulating tarmac)
Didn't Williams swap the chassis' for the two drivers at some point? If so, it hasn't made much difference. Personally, I think it's down to Kubica.Drica wrote: ↑Wed May 22, 2019 7:47 pmSo this may be more suitable for the team thread but something really caught my eye.
There is this video on youtube which has the onboards from Barcelona T9 from every car. Kubica's approach to the turn was completely different to Russell's, to the extent that Kubica braked on entry, thus had some 20kph lower apex speed to Russell who had only lifted prior to the apex.
Is it possible that the chassis characteristics are so different between the two cars(even if Williams claims that they are to the same spec) that Kubica just can't trust the car, or he just isn't able to drive the car properly? I mean, if it's down to the chassis then that is a huge shame for Williams, but if it's Kubica's fault, what can the team do...
Here is the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZjTGSUWgtc