Sieper wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:49 pm
Oh I consider quite a lot. What I don't consider is constantly seeking the worst explanation in other's post (or editing my post with a "lure") later on. Something you shouldn't do either. Really, I mean it, more then willing to have a normal conversation with you.
Why would you think I did not notice the compound changed between the 2 silverstones. It was all that mattered and all we have been talking about these last days.
yes they are using the 2019 spec tires. I believe this was a unanimous call?
I am not an expert but I believe having higher downforce allows for the tires to be pushed more into the asphalt and thus preventing sliding and preventing overheating and thus blistering. I do agree Merc has that (seems to have that) higher DF level. They were quickest through sector 2 all weekend and considerably so in Qualy, on the limit. Which would seem to confirm that.
I think the problem lies elsewhere. They have lower rake and as a consequence have a more limited suspension travel. Advantage is more predictable downforce levels (as the car is not coming in and out of rake all the time). But now the tires have to do more of the suspension job than with higher rake. That is I think were the hurt was. But this is all from reading other peoples post, not from any real understanding on my part. feel free to use that against me.
Just kidding, my request is to please treat me as a normal person, like if I was a Hamilton fan (which I am, but foremost a Max supporter).
I don't what you mean by editing your post with a "lure". Anyways.
2019 spec tyres, was not a choice for 2020. It was the failure of Pirelli to produce tyres that ALL teams wanted. Teams had asked for tyres that are less susceptible for thermal degradation and with wider working window. Neither of which Pirelli managed when it introduced 2020 tyres in 2019 testing. Because of which, teams rejected the 2020 tyres and as a consequence, Pirelli is using 2019 tyres now, which everyone knew, aren't ideal for 2020 due to increased downforce that teams would be adding for 2020. On top of that, Pirelli is increasing the pressures and making balloons. Higher pressures reduces contact patch for tyres and the smaller contact patch, has to take higher loads. So, for someone like Mercedes, they have enhanced the performance of the car, but now the tyres have lower contact patch than last year to handle bigger loads than last year! While the inner layer of tyre is getting a lot of temperature, the outer layer of the tyre is relative colder, causing blisters that we saw.
Pirelli should have atleast changed the camber adjustments to allow some tolerance, but they didn't do that.
Lower rake is not such a big problem as they have far better suspension systems than they ever had, that manages the load transfer.
FYI. You being a Max fan (which most of us are) has nothing do with how I write posts. I just argue on the merit of a post. In fact, if you go back in 2015 and 2016, you will find so many of my posts defending Max's driving while he was under attack as a "Crash Kid" and I even held him in Senna/Schumacher league back then itself. I admire every good driver for his skill, be it Hamilton, Max, Vettel, Alonso, Schumcher, Senna or Lauda and with the new generation of Leclerc and Russell.