carisi2k wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:01 am
The front wing and the lower rear wing are the issues. I think the new front wing regs in moving the wake over the tyre instead of around it is a good start. The barge boards are the next thing that needs to go and raising the rear wing to 2009 to 2016 era level while thinning the wing cord and retaining the width should also help.
So what you’re saying is basically do exactly what they did in 2009?
The consensus of opinion was that this did not improve overtaking to any meaningful degree - if they could run closer, they still weren’t close enough to make an overtake - and it wasn’t until the introduction of DRS and, moreover, the high-degradation Pirelli tyres in 2011 that overtaking improved.
Make no mistake: if you introduced those 2011-2013 tyres on these cars, overtaking would skyrocket; but then we’d all be moaning about tyre lotteries and drivers having to race to (very slow) deltas to make the tyres last.
The purpose of 2017 regs was to have fast cars, that looked good and for Pirelli to make tyres which meant they could push throughout the race. Yes, it’s even harder to follow, but the answer is not to revert to what we’ve already tried and which was largely decried as false.
I’ll say it again: making tyres with the intention that they degrade - whilst also contradictory to the whole purpose of tyre production - was never a consideration until they removed refuelling in 2010; there followed a season with very hard Bridgestones, meaning very few pit stops, and the typical F1 knee jerk reaction was to get some tyres designed to ‘spice up the show’ (ironically, the blueprint was the 2010 Canadian GP where the tyres degraded more than expected).
But this ceases to be required - and tyres cease to dominate the conversation - if refuelling is allowed; despite all the fan surveys always asking for its reintroduction, the rule makers seem to know better about what fans actually want..