M840TR wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:11 pm
Big Tea wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:15 pm
M840TR wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:41 pm
Also says they could've done a B-car if they had realized the issues around April; they didn't until after summer break. Would've loved to see that.
I do not understand why they did not churn out a B-C-d E-and even F spec this year.
Auctioning the car Alonso last drove in F1 would at minimum recover the cost, and probably even make them a nice pile. They had to have a stack of un numbered spares such as nose, suspension etc, so they could make up several 'genuine Alonso' cars and a hand full of close copies still the right car and year even if they were not Alonso's car
It got too late in the season. Would've compromised 2019 greatly.
I really hope McLaren recovers, but I have a real unconfortable feeling about it.
I would never choose not to try to fix the issue this year.
You don’t know whether you fixed an issue until you fixed it, no matter how warm and fuzzy the modeling is making you feel.
And even if fixing an issue takes to much time. Understanding an issue always opens up compromises; containments or patches that may give you 50% of a complete fix, against 20% of the effort. And when a containment works you also can have some confidence in the solution.
If they are really going blindly into next year with an unproven fix it is a huge risk. They designed the original chassis wrong, then they designed an aero update that was supposed to fix the issue but didn’t. If I would be them I would try to seek track verification of the solution direction ASAP.
Even if it means compromising next years development. Because they don’t have the luxury of getting it wrong a third time.