Blackout wrote:Cowell and Renault are talking about maximum output... maybe it's just about qualifying power when the crankshaft power is prioritized over MGUH harvesting and when they reduce backpressure by sacrifiying a bit of turbine and a bit of MGUH harvesting..? what do you think about it?
Nothing. All turbo chargers, except the Honda, are big enough to pump the engine to 100% with harvesting at the same time. This is a crucial part for laptime: You run all energy you get from the MGUH directly to the MGUK.
Blackout wrote:what are the biggets differences between a qualy mode and a race mode according to you?
The first thing is battery charging: You run the Q with a full battery and do not harvest on straights with the MGUH. All power runs directly to the K. Harvesting is only done by the brakes.
The second thing is engine lifetime. Mercedes is the best engine on that, so they can run the most aggressive map in Q. Ferrari got their engine more stable -> more power in Q last season.
On the other hand Renault has nearly no Q boost and Honda needs to exchange the engine after a good Q lap...