The question we all are asking ourselves is how much peak power an old engine lacks compared to a fresh one. The general consensus is that the difference is quite little. What puts an old engine in a disadvantageous position is that you will use it in lesser modes during a race. We can hear on the team radio that Bottas was told to go into Strat mode 5 and that's the highest mode Mercedes uses in races generally. So for a couple of laps we saw peak power vs. peak power and, as I told, the question remains how much juice the old engine has lost regarding peak power.Restomaniac wrote: ↑Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:56 amThat would be a brand new Ferrari Vs a Mercedes that we now know was on its
last legs. Correct?
Whatever the answer is, the way Leclerc pushes up the hill and away from Bottas (used Hards vs. fresh Mediums) in the non-DRS zone looks quite powerful.