RedNEO wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:33 am
They still have time to change there minds if they haven’t already but even if they did we won’t hear about it until testing. Because of the limited testing it could be useful to just use the whole year as a test session for the new engine.
Well actually they don't have time anymore. The lead time to fabricate certain parts of the engine like the crankshaft are far too long to change your choice of PU now.
They made their decision long ago that they will compromise a lot of performance on both 20 and 21 and focus on 22 - chassis and engine-wise. I reckon the worst thing they could do is a knee-jerk reaction to rumored upgrades from the competitors for next year and change their well defined plan. As for the engine, they will keep on fine tuning the 22 spec all year on dyno, make it reliable, map it perfectly to extract the best of it out on track, provide precise CAD and cooling requirements early to the chassis team so they integrate it to perfection, and hopefully mount a proper title challenge for 22 based on a decisive package advantage over the likes of McLaren who are pouring resources on an engine change this winter instead of focusing on 22.