dren wrote: ↑Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:16 pmWhat was the fundamental mistake in design? Please enlighten us to the details. It is what the discussion is currently speculating.
"Based on initial investigations, we think the issue is related to the shape of the 2017 oil tank, but it requires further investigation before we can confirm this," said Hasegawa.
Should the issue with the tank be confirmed, a redesign could cause some headaches.
Any design changes could have implications to the packaging of the rest of the power unit and chassis installation, with space likely to be at a premium in this area of the MCL32.
“Many items we could not test on the dyno, so it is normal that we
need to check some functions in the car. The oil tank is one of the
biggest items, so we have a rig for the oil tank but we cannot
recreate the same types of G-forces and conditions as in the car.
“Of course, by design we have to consider the actual car situation
in theory, but sometimes it is not always the same situation so that
is why we had some issues with the oil tank first.
https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/12828 ... d-problems
https://wtf1.com/post/honda-has-reveale ... this-year/
Also it was explained in one of Peter Windsor videos where his guest was Craig Scarborough that the main issue with the oil tank was that when the car is taking a high speed turn (which are many at Barcelona) the oil splashes to one side of the tank leaving the engine without a supply for a really short period of time, however that shortage of supply then creates different problems within the PU and it eventually stops, like we've seen it does so many times at the first 4 days of this years winter testing.
I hope you are enlighten now.
Have you have been hiding in a hole for the past 10 months? This is pretty well documented