Vanja #66 wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:33 pm
ME4ME wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:11 am
I don't expect Red Bull to be mighty at all; they still need to trim some wing off to deal with the long straight.
It's not about wings, it's about shorter floor and a large amount of aero bits in barge board area. Their diffuser works fantastic, but their efficiency is lacking. So they need to reduce wings a bit more than Ferrari and Merc to reduce drag on power tracks, just like Ferrari had to (compared to Merc) last year.
The circuit has 4 corners that bring the speed down to 100 kph or less. Turn 2 (Sector 1), 6 & 8 (Sector 2) and 13 (Sector 3). Except for that, all other corners are high speed corners (200+ kph) and considering the current generation cars have far higher downforce than the cars that went to Hockenheimring in 2016, the cars might be even faster through those fast corners. I am afraid Red Bull is going to struggle here once again, just like in Silverstone, not just on power, but on efficient downforce that longer wheel base is giving to Merc and Ferrari.