LM10 wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:48 am
Do you guys really think it's that easy? To simply imagine mounting a significantly weaker PU in the Mercedes and add together lost hp to tell how much slower it eventually would be? That's not how it works, it's not a computer game.
PhillipM has already explained it very well. When building a new car you do it in accordance to all other parts and the PU is the main one. Ferrari has built the car around a much more powerful PU they thought they were going to have. As TDs hit them the car most probably was kind of finished already. On top of that they rushed the new PU.
From that point on you'll have balance issues all over the car and it's gonna be near impossible to turn things around mid-season, especially if development is frozen.
My apologies.I wasn't meaning to put down or question PhillipM's explanation; Indeed it was very elaborate and makes a lot of sense. I'm also well aware that 'it's not a computer game' and that the WHOLE package is what makes the car competitive, so no need to patronise.
Maybe I over complicated the scenarios and should've said "If Ferrari didn't get caught out and were able to continue with their development of the Power Unit as per usual last season, would the SF1000 be the class of the field?"
I personally don't think they'd be near Mercedes, most likely with Red Bull and fighting it out with Max... but I digress; This is a technical aspect of the forum so I should be saying this in the Team Forum.
I'll try refraining from chatting here unless its technically meaningful.