The Honda requires bigger radiators according to McLaren.
After speaking with several STR team members over the years, their favorite part of working there is that they are free to think outside the box when it comes to designing systems. I have been told that the goal is to get promoted to RBT, and the number of these outside-the-box items that you have on the car is directly proportional to your advancement.RonDennis wrote: ↑Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:13 amAlways? Their chassis was average at best this year. How in the hell do you expect STR to take 4th place, while you have to compete with giants like Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull, Renault and McLaren. They don't stand a chance. STR should be proud of if they beat Force India, Haas and Williams.Zynerji wrote: ↑Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:53 pmSTR always seems to have a decent chassis. At least upper-midfield.
If the Honda turns out to be a beast after its very difficult teething phase and STR finds a few tricks in the installation, this could be a crazy long-shot for big points.
The real question will be reliability in 2018, for all finishers. No points early due to issues could spell HUGE points late when others take penalties.
I wonder what the line is on SkyBets for STR to take 4th place in the Constructors in 2018...
"Honda's goal is to prove to people that they are still able to build strong, fast engines".
"Toro Rosso is the only team to drive Honda engines in 2018, which is why I am convinced that they treat us in the best possible way, no compromises have to be made", the Frenchman says to GPUpdate.net.
"That's positive, Honda has three or four months to make improvements before the start of the new season." By the end of the past season, Honda has certainly made progress - the McLarens were more competitive at the end than at the start of the season. years ", analyzes Gasly, who scored a twelfth place as the best result in five performances.
"If one can hold the momentum then I think this has been a good move from both parties and people will be surprised in a good way, I do not expect Brawn scenes", Gasly refers to the fairytale of Ross Brawn's team in 2009 , "but maybe we can surprise you!"
https://www.gpupdate.net/nl/f1-nieuws/3 ... verrassen/
I myself did highlight just how fat the McLaren was around the sidepod area at the end of last season.
This. The McLaren Honda had a FAR smaller upper air intake than any other team on the grid, i'd argue less than half the size of some other teams, it was comical how different it was.
It was in the McLaren thread last year. Simply put the McLaren is larger around the side pods where as the RB is norrower but slightly wider around what I would call it's waist just in front of the rear wing. As such cooling shouldn't be an issue.
Very true but if McLaren have found a way to get there cooling from larger side pods than others in their systems then that's us up to them. It surely doesn't matter how you get the cool air in and working as I doubt the cooling systems care a jot where it comes from as long as it's there.
I would be surprised if it's that easy, I reckon it matters a great deal how you get the cool air in thereRestomaniac wrote: ↑Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:43 amVery true but if McLaren have found a way to get there cooling from larger side pods than others in their systems then that's us up to them. It surely doesn't matter how you get the cool air in and working as I doubt the cooling systems care a jot where it comes from as long as it's there.