n smikle wrote:
The car is about half a second ahead of the other cars but the tyres have limited the RB's pace in the races we have had so far. You actually might see the true pace of the RB on the more milder down-force dependent tracks.
0,5 s ahead? What do you mean by that? The only thing we've got is: current tracks, current races and current results. So in which parallel universe is RB faster by 0,5 s? Over one lap? Average over the whole race distance? That would be overall 28 s.
I mean flat out with fresh tyres.
There's also nothing behind "tyres limiting speed" claim. 1. We've got only those tyres. 2. Cars can't run without tyres. 3. Speed of the car = speed with tyres. There's no theoretical speed of the car without tyres and thus tyres limiting speed. Claims that "they could go faster if not for the tyres" (not yours to be clear) make little sense because they are based on mixing theoretical values with real life data and results.
There is something behind saying the tyres limit the speed of the cars. Give me Michelins and You take the Pirellis and lets race over a distance and see who finishes first. Well, lets see who finishes! coz I know you wont even make it past 20 laps! If you see what I mean. So when I say tyres limit the pace, I litterally mean the pace of the car over the race is heavily dictated by the wear of the tyres. Even if your car is half a second quicker than mine on fresh tyres, there will be a point in the race when both of us have to travel at near identical pace to save them.
And what do you mean by true pace? The one after they have figured out tyre degradation? [Leaving tracks aside which is another variable. After Melbourne it was only about tyres, now it's about tyres AND tracks. Interesting correlation between results and reasons behind them.] Well, it's going to be a different car then. Developed based on data from actual races, on actual tyres. Not theoretical ones.
By True pace, I mean the results in lap time on fresh tyres in the race. Say you could go flat out from start to finish like the 2012 USA GP.
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