Well, Autosport is only quoting TR/Honda... so take that with a bit of salt.maddim wrote: ↑Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:45 amAccording to Autosport the performance level was not affected. I guess also the same as, it is very strange to have only one PU in different mode as the other.Sieper wrote: ↑Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:35 pmYes, but only on the Gasly car (lower power, not low power). According to Gasly they will have 2 tenths (or a bit more) more pace next qualy/race (can vary per circuit off course) but that is what he was missing compared to Hartley this race due to the more reserved mapping according to Gas himselve.
I do remember Gasly talking on saturday about some issues they experienced during FP3 and therefor they couldn't run the engine settings they wanted to for qualifying. Hartley didn't have these issues, and probably did qualify with the preferred engine mapping.
Maybe that's what this is all about.
The FIA gave permission to change the mappings during Parc Ferme on grounds of 'reliability'. When they found out this engine mapping also produced more torque, they told Toro Rosso [on the grid] to revert back to the old mapping, as changes to the performance of the engine are not allowed during Parc Ferme.