Bill wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:31 am
Toto wolf is crying about Ferrari pu.“That is beyond good and evil,” he said. “Ferrari’s power is no longer normal.”
Jenson Button was laughing at the suggestion that Ferrari had some type of "super power unit" a few races ago. He asserted that their straight speed advantage has nothing to do with some type of "super engine" as the horsepower advantage it would need would be huge, if the performance was coming solely form the PU.
Rather, the "advantage" comes from Ferrari's overall lack of downforce and corresponding drag.
They would probably need to be 100 bhp up on the Mercedes to get the speed advantage they have solely from power.
The engines are all way too regulated and close in spec for that to happen.
Having said all of the above, no doubt the current Ferrari PU is very good, and may well be the class of the field, but only by some small amount.
The point is this is not where their straight line speed is coming from.