Yes, it is impossible to ascertain the absolute engine power from top speed, but it is possible to ascertain relative power to each other (within reason).Cold Fussion wrote:It is impossible to ascertain the engine power from top speed. The motogp bikes hit ~350 km/h at Mugello, does this mean the Honda motogp engine is as powerful as the Mercedes PU? The only way to estimate engine power is via GPS data, or by using on-board footage to provide a GPS estimation. Further compounding the problem is that vehicle top speed is more than likely a classic game theory game among the teams.Juzh wrote: It's not, and data supports this assumption, as opposed to just speculation.
Also, you're telling me it's an utter coincidence top 5 are all merc powered in all traps, bar 1? Especially over the start/finish line which is just a flick and back on full throttle and force india of all cars is faster than vettel, who probably carried 5-10 clicks more into apex, yet was still slower than mercs. Get real.
They ran as much as possible, same as all other teams do in singapore where drag is not an issue. Please be reasonable.wuzak wrote: Mercedes may not have been running as much df as Ferrari, going by their lap times.
Williams is not as slippery anymore as it was last year. They've regularly been beaten by lotus of FI in various speed traps this year, whereas last year they were almost always on top.