I doubt it.Hkbruin2 wrote: ↑Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:04 amSo it seems that Mclaren and Mercedes have an advantage with their front suspension design. I wonder if TR took a step back by adopting the RB style front suspension, whereas last year they had the Merc like setup with the front upper suspension pivot outside of the wheel hub. Had they kept it, and then evolved it to match the ‘19 changes, I wonder if that would have produced similar performance and tire management?
https://en.hondaracingf1.com/races/2019 ... ?tab=setupTOYOHARU TANABE
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, HONDA RACING F1
This is a big weekend for both our teams, at the home of Red Bull. It’s another reason to want to do well here. Located in scenic countryside, at 4.3 kilometres it is a relatively short track, but it still presents plenty of interesting challenges for drivers and engineers. It has many uphill and downhill sections and with its altitude of 700 metres above sea level, we need to keep our eye on the affect this has on the turbine and also on cooling. Having given our Spec 3 PU its debut a few days ago without any issues in France, we have acquired plenty of data from it. This week all four of our drivers, including Alex, will have the latest specification PU which means he has to take grid penalties. Once again, very hot conditions are forecast for this weekend too, so we must keep that factor in mind during our preparation and refer to data we have acquired in France.
Not really worth it unless he would be in the top 6 rows really. The advantage would not need to be much to outweigh taking a penalty from the back of the grid.McMika98 wrote: ↑Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:15 pmI hope Toro Rosso refuse the new spec for Albon and wait till 2 taces later for the major upgraded hardware. The track is impossible to overtake especially given that the updated spec is still weakest link. Albon was as quick as Gasly in qualy so no point taking the hit here.
It doesn't have to be consecutively though, does it? It can still do Fridays and do that distance but really at this stage like you mentioned you just want to continue to run and optimize your latest spec PU. No sense in racing your tired old engine when you have a shiny new one with more potential waiting to be unleashed.
I wonder if they wont use spec2 on Fridays with higher engine modes than normal to see how it lasts, Should give them a good idea how hard to push the spec3