ringo wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:31 pm
Earlier in this thread i had mentioned mercedes opting to push the PU to get more performance from the car as opposed to distracting the aero team too much.
It seems like this is a viable option.
It will pressure honda to push as well.
If the drivers dont want to concede on track.. let's see which engine will.
Mercedes just needs 20 more HP to be safe.
This kind of HP jump at this stage of the season could only be possible had they had a fuel upgrade but unfortunately I didn't hear of it ...
In addition, but to a slighter degree, a lube update could allow them to run the ICE harder in the race thus with an engine mapping more aggressive with slightly more HP output, but in any case much lower than what a fuel upgrade could bring upon ...
Maybe the one and only fuel upgrade allowed this year was done at the start of the season ...