But better Integration, or more likely tighter packaging may also bring reliability problems. I'm excited to see how far they pushed the boundaries.Wouter wrote: ↑Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:58 pmI fully agree with you on the first sentence.godlameroso wrote: ↑Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:18 pmI'm being as pessimistic as possible.
Typically winter gains amount to .3 from the power unit, or until the first power unit update. Assuming Honda brings another .3 over the winter, and the Red Bull chassis also improves by .3 that would mean another .6.
What I think is going to happen(speculation thread after all) Red Bull gets a bit closer but still slower than Mercedes, Ferrari gets closer as well. Mercedes will still have the fastest car, but the gap will be smaller than 2019, which will allow Red Bull and Ferrari to get more wins on merit. Perhaps that's all we need to have a good battle,
Verstappen being .3 down still managed to get 3 wins on merit with a possible 4th with pole position in Mexico.
If he's closer maybe he can get 5 or 6 with some luck and good team work.
Unfortunately this only concerns RBR and NOT Mercedes.
Why would Mercedes have the fastest car?
I think that after the transition year with Honda and the integration now from the engine/chassis,
RBR will have a much better RB16 this year than the RB15 was.