j.yank wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:46 am
Recently Pierre Waché wrote about Canada race:
"Because the chasis is aerodynamically unstable, we have to put more downforce. As a result, if the drag (air resistance) increases, it loses to its rivals in power, which makes it even harder on straight. And although low speed corners are fine, they are not as fast as the Mercedes AMG.
In other words, in Canada, we were forced to land on a compromise that was not half-strong and strong in any way. So to speak, only the Red Bull RB15's weakness has come out".
To claim that because Renault had one of the best top speeds in Canada they have superior engine is to claim that because last season Hartley did several top speeds for Toro Rosso then Honda had the best engine. Pure nonsense. There is not direct connection between top speeds and engine performance. Many other factors influence the speed, and these factors lay outside of the topic of this tread.
Are you suggesting that the Engine power doesn't have a direct connection to top speed...?
Yes drag, yes aero, DRS, engine modes etc but the engine will have a direct connection with how fast the thing is going.....
Its a shame if Max is running extra DF to cover off the car's weakness, but on the balance of the information the Honda engine doesn't provide the power at the moment.
Even Max is saying how things would look different if they had more power;
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/vers ... t/4474037/
He's the guy driving the car?
My claim about Hartley was that last year TR were effectively a test bed for RB as soon as they confirmed they were switching to Honda, and Hartley was used for his WEC hybrid PU knowledge to help develop the car, rather than be a F1 driver, he would usually start every weekend with a new part and hence a grid penalty. i genuinely feel sorry for him, he is a talented driver picked by TR and spat out the other side..
I think Honda even thanked him personally as soon it was confirmed he wouldn't be retained.
I don't think i said Renault were superior? however they have seemingly improved things after a very ropey start. Whilst Red bull drivers are asking for more power.
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