jjn9128 wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:24 am
Watching some of the onboards from testing it seems Mercedes are only sometimes using the system. Are they testing without just in case the system is declared illegal or is it temperamental? OR even is it just for use with certain of Pirelli's compounds most prone to overheating?
yes nice question! my guess is they have the data they needed, so now if they carry on they're only helping the others do gps analysis and discover exactly how effective it is
I think obviously it's blister control and a tiny little bit of top speed, and then the non-obvious could be aero, like arranging the outer bargeboard fins to do a bit of a stall and reduce drag when the wheels are 100% straight? What do you think? Of course they go straight during cornering, so perhaps that's my imagination getting overexcited