Maybe the reported installation of a full scale power train dyno was significant, too.
Surely the need for a full power train dyno facility has been recognised by all the teams and power train developers and many years ago.
If not then I am not so far behind on development ideas as I thought I was.
I am also very surprised that Ferrari lacked the technology.
It was something I thought about over ten years ago.
Could this be because of a miss placed faith in remote power train development by the engine suppliers/builders only and or a cost issue.
I demonstrated such a full power train dyno for Gordon Murray at McLaren in the 90s.
It was a mobile hub mounted dyno for use with anything up to the fully assembled car at the circuit.
McLaren did not purchase one at the time.
Going by what DW has said of Ferrari's new acquisition, perhaps McLaren should get in touch with me again as it is perhaps something they are now in need of
If I am right then McLaren stand little chance of catching Merc and Ferrari now they both have such a lead on development in house.
Obviously Renault has dropped the ball somewhere, probably on compressor size and H energy control
Honda could get up to speed with enough cash but they would have to bring a complete power train development factory to Woking to be certain.
Things change and hybrid systems require a lot more hands on work at least that is my opinion.
And all this with Bernie moaning about cuts in money seems a shame Max is no longer about, I dont think Todt would know a dyno from a bowl of flowers.