carisi2k wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:48 pm
Blackout wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:55 pm
Albert Fabrega is good. But IMHO his second source is more correct; Renault is ahead pf the Honda, atleast in Q.
And AMuS datas tend to correlate that.
I compared every 2019 qualy speed trap with the 2018 ones and there is a constant; the Renault powered cars make the biggest gains on the straight lines* compared to 2018 (often by quite a margin) and they always have very competitive straight line speeds this year, even against "lower drag" cars...
*In Baku every team was slower in that regard (because of the higher drag in 2019 probably) but the Renault lost the least amount of kmh compared to 2018.
In Montreal their gains are a bit smaller than usual but even with a bigger RW, the Enstone car had better speed traps than the Toro Rosso in Q again... https://i.imgur.com/Be3fORI.jpg
The supposed small Honda advantage doesnt add up. and the canada Q speed trap sheet isnt an exception it's similar to many others.
https://i.imgur.com/9uBsMw3_d.jpg?maxwi ... ity=medium
I don't think that speed chart proves anything in regards to engine power since both mercedes are down the bottom of the lists on the speed trap reading. I think this list shows which cars are low drag and which ones are high drag.
Read what your interlocutors write before answering...
I'm not using a single shart and I'm comparing every FIA Q trap to 2018. And when every shart says the same thing; there is consistency, a trend...
Yeah obviously if Merc have often """modest""" speed traps compared to others, especially this year, it's not because their engine is weak but because their car generate a lot of df and drag. But Merc is a different case because it's Merc while Williams is Williams...
Renault wasnt running with a monaco aero setup in every track between 2016 and 2018, then decided to only run a Monza aero setup in evey gp this year... the big gains that the Renault powered cars make in the straight (especially the Renault, because Enstone tends to favor df while Mclaren focued on lowering the drag this year) are obviously due to the PU gains, that's a fact that has been confirmed by the drivers, other insiders etc.