ispano6 wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:21 am
GPR-A wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:18 am
ispano6 wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:51 pm
What a sore loser. Some of you think the race winning RB16 is the same as the POS that started the year. The fact is, having the opportunity to race at the same venues under different circumstances gives teams the perfect test environment to correlate their performance. Tanabe and Newey are making the most of this to accelerate development and PU calibration. They have done a better job at learning what is wrong with the car and adapting it than the arrogance of Mercedes who can't look at themselves honestly and admit they didn't do their homework thinking they were going to ace the test or at least set the curve. The air of entitlement of some fans fueled by Mercedes dominance is such a turn off.
Once this one race wonder is over, not have to wait long, then it's time to eat words. I have heard this chest thumping from fans of other teams when they get to win a race in unusual circumstance to Mercedes in the last 6.5 years. The discussion will be back to how high rake is dead and how much Honda is lagging behind.
FYI. Tyres are back to C1, C2, C3 for Barcelona and with normal pressures of 23Psi dront and 20.5 Psi rear. Let's see how much Newey and Tanabe has learnt.
Funny, is the Earth going to cool back down to normal temperatures this weekend? Was the first Silverstone race not normal temperatures or PSI? Mercedes was blowing hard compound tires in the first Silverstone race, under normal conditions. Both Mercedes suffered identical failures due to identical characteristics of the car, which seems to be all about controlling the tire temperatures and the energy put into them but not being able to sufficiently cool them when ambient temperatures are high. Red Bull Honda aren't standing still either, and to beat Mercedes they obviously aren't normal, they are exceptional. And don't worry, I trust what Tanabe says and I know he's going to apply the learnings from Silverstone to Barcelona as they will run more correlation and parts testing like they did last weekend. They already have data from Barcelona so this is effectively their second go at it and if they eradicate the sensitivity to wind completely they can take the fight to Mercedes in hot conditions.
Oh I bet you, the earth is going to cool down so much, it's going to freeze some people this weekend!
Your question if temperatures or PSI was not normal shows how informed you have been. Pirelli on Wednesday announced that they are going INCREASE the tyre pressures from 25 PSI front to 27 PSI front and similarly for rear, which is not NORMAL and is F1 history's highest tyre pressures. Normal is something that is set for the first time, which is what teams use to run their simulations. Once set, when it is changed, it's not NORMAL.
Obviously Red Bull Honda aren't standing still, just like Red Bull Renault didn't. Red Bull has been there fighting for 6.5 years now and losing. Picking up scraps in weekends that doesn't go well for Mercedes. Tanabe or Honda, it doesn't matter. They have been here running in V6 hybrid for 6th year running and still down on power compared to Mercedes. They aren't going to churn some magic in 5 days, which they haven't done in last 6 years.