Ringleheim wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:53 pm
TheFluffy wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:58 pm
dren wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:11 pm
They spent the time trying to sort out issues with the car they had in testing. Makes sense before you dump a bunch of upgrades on it, which are coming in 3 races. There is the chance, although unlikely, that the upgrades Mercedes and RB are bringing will not work as intended. I wouldn't write Ferrari off just yet. They've been in the mix the last several seasons.
To be honest even though it seemed that in 2019 that they have been in the mix, it was more because of the engine rather than the chassis. You can see that even though they may dominate qualifying, in races they tend to drop back as their pace is just not as strong and in race trim the engines more or less equal out between the top 3. For 2017 and 2018 I agree with you. But since changing the front wing regulations it doesn't seem Ferrari have a strong grip on the regulations
When was the last time Ferrari did anything that suggested a shrewd understanding of technical regulations and some clever innovation missed by everyone else?
They have been in a catch-up role for years, which explains their dearth of recent championships, drivers or constructors.
I wish it was different but it's not.
There are quite a few..., they had a lot of engineering ideas for the 2017 regulation change. The T wing they were first to implement it, the high rise sidepod structure, the lengthy slots on the floor, the innovative mirror design in 2018, two pylon rear wing structure, the fins on the floor that Red Bull just tried out this year was first implemented in USA 2018. Honestly its more the combination that made them fail. For 2017 I would say development, luck, driver error and engine weakness lost them the championship, but chassis wise it was very good. 2018 it was more or less the same with in combination of strategy mistakes.