giantfan10 wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:28 pm
So whats this major update supposed to do? take drag and downforce off the car just like ALL the other teams will be doing?
Yeah, it is. And guess what? Mercedes (Hamilton, specifically) ran quite a bit more downforce than Ferrari at Spa, which hurt Merc's performance in S1 and S3. The rear wing spec alone was a strikingly clear indicator of the setup differences.
Merc had to run the extra downforce to help mitigate traction issues.
Those traction issues will be much less significant because of Monza's layout, which is good news for Merc, because they can run levels of downforce more similar to Ferrari, which, in turn, should help chip away Ferrari's straightline advantages.
Finally, to my understanding, the upgrade goes beyond just a Monza spec package. So I guess we'll have to wait and see.