It may be that EB's words can be ignored and he isn't telling the full story, but he didn't talk about drag efficiency, he said they had to run high downforce because of the low corner grip. So even with good wing efficiency you'd have to run high downforce to make this work, which is not ideal.PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:20 amThe Hopefulls are blaming the suspension for their own comfort. I say Suspension problems are just too easy to solve mathematically for these big teams. You know what is hard to solve mathematically though? Yup. You guessed it. Shoddy aerodynamic correlation!PhillipM wrote: ↑Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:37 pmNothing, but then they might be able to solve their tyre/suspension issues without noticable new parts, larger/more sensitive pistons in the dampers, etc.
And they don't have to worry about not being able to switch the hypersofts on properly for qualifying either.
I only hear bits and pieces so I can't comment on anything bar there's some new BB parts.
Hell, blaming it on suspensions is so easy when a Niagara falls of dodgy data chokes the database and things are too advanced to start over. McLaren know they messed up royally. The car was supposed to be within half a second of RedBull remember? Yes we are told (ask stoffel ) the aero balance is great and all. That means something's working right. But no Mclaren boss is talking about the piss poor downforce to drag ratio. Someone screwed up. Tim Goss took the fall. But he aint the head of aero. Peter Prodromu is. But guess what. Pete is zak's star signing.. Can't fire that guy without losing credibility.
This suggests that while efficiency would help alleviate the issue, it isn't the issue itself, unless it is the diffuser at low speeds as Godlameroso suggests. Let's see what the BB parts are that arrive in France.