And your point is? The RW is a very inefficient (i.e., draggy) form of downforce. The last thing I’d want to do at Monza is run any more RW than I absolutely have to.Ryar wrote: ↑Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:53 am2018zibby43 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:38 amI don’t know if I am misunderstanding what you are saying there, but no one is bolting on more downforce at Monza.Ryar wrote: ↑Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:32 amIn the past, they had PU advantage, which allowed them to bolt a lot of downforce, which helped both in S2 and tyre life. They can't afford that anymore. It's interesting to see if they have figured out the engine failure of Aston and their own (albeit the oldest one) and can they continue to run the engine harder in a demanding Monza.
One thing is for sure, they will use Bottas to give a toe to Lewis, like in Baku, even if it means compromising Bottas' situation. Hope Red Bull can do that as well.
They did have a PU advantage, and they certainly seemed to regain it starting at Silverstone, judging by the straight line head-to-head comparisons since then.
At Monza, you maximize that advantage with the lowest drag spec. possible and you rely on that to get the laptime, living with whatever performance you get in the corners and relying on the car’s mechanical grip/setup.
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Accordingly, the 2020 RW looks like a toothpick (on pole by 8 tenths).
2019 is the only wing that maybe looks a bit larger than what I would typically expect at Monza, but that’s the car that required downforce at all costs to work as a consequence of the FW changes.
Merc were running more wing everywhere that year.
Ferrari were on pole in 2019, also. That’s when they had the thirsty PU.