Jaisonas wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:31 am
So if they're bringing spec2 this early, are they going with 4 specs? Or is this groundwork for a really powerfull spec3?
A few things about this:
1. This gets track mileage and ultimately speeds up development. This is the RBR way: short term pain, long term gain.
2. By introducing it for all four Honda cars, they set up a precedent to do the same in each race where they go over the allocations. This means that the furthest back any individual Honda goes is not necessarily last place: they will range from 20th-17th places. Of course, if they were doing one car at a time, every change could mean last place. I would expect them to replace all the gearboxes as well, for this reason (once penalties kick in): get everything out of the way.
3. I think this means at least 4 specs. We will know later in the season what the actual cost is, in terms of penalties.