Yeah I’m worried about the field spread next year. How many times have we seen Mercedes or Red Bull bring upgrades that they need to test extensively and then take them off because they don’t work yet? It’s rare isn’t it!Hoffman900 wrote: ↑Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:01 pmExactly. The teams that will have more CFD time will spend more of that time on correlation issues and not having the talent to fix it.RedNEO wrote: ↑Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:53 amYeah it’s unfortunate.. this all stems back to 2019 under different leadership when we first started hearing about “focusing on 2021” which was the wrong idea.
That’s a solid year they lost right there not working on improving there simulations and correlation by proving out real updates on track. They could have done that with a new chassis which would have had the new split turbo a year ahead of time in 2020 and then they could have been working in one direction on the engine front going into 2021 with packaging and a more relevant car ect..
Teams like Redbull and Mercedes have been fixing these issues so they’ll be able to utilize more of their CFD time constructively, not fixing issues.
I’d argue the field will be more spread out next year than the last two. Stable rules tend to bunch the field up, and change is where teams with top talent can make the biggest gains over mid / back marker teams.
Alpine had to basically throw away testing and pretty much all the practice sessions of the last two races trying to figure out there correlation on some floor parts. They have no choice now because it’s all work that should’ve been happening 2019/20.. and they have some serious catching up to do.