JRindt wrote: Webber2011 wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:03 pm
PhillipM wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:48 pm
About a tenth/lap in race pace on the more demanding circuits, very little in qualifying mode.
Not doubting you PhillipM, (your on the ball most of the time
), but where did you find this info ?
I'd consider a tenth to be a little disappointing to be honest.
"There’s little that has changed for 2020 but we aim to integrate the engine into the car as best as possible and therefore making the whole system more efficient." — Remi Taffin
https://f1i.com/news/367460-renault-aim ... -race.html
I also read an article about a month ago, where Taffin specifically mentions the 0.1s increase in race pace. But, I can’t seem to find that now.
And yes, a tenth is disappointing progress, considering the strides being made by other manufacturers who are already ahead.
Have any other manufacturers came out and said how much more lap time / power they are having this year? Not really... The fact that for once Renault is not making bold claims in terms of power increases it’s a welcome change in my opinion.
The Renault wasn’t lacking in power in 2019 compared to the others, trap speeds were always on the decent side and not a lot of difference against the the rest of the cars in the midfield (the top 3 were in a different league and not really a comparison point).
If the changes that Renault has made are allowing the team to achieve their aero targets, the gain in lap time thanks to the packaging could be larger than just power alone from the PU.
Finally, with this been the final season with Renault and with no expectations of fighting for wins (regardless of the engine used), it doesn’t seem to be that huge of a deal.
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