Juzh wrote: ↑
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:30 am
zibby43 wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:37 pm
DR30 wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:11 am
Just observations. Interesting none the less. Do you disagree and not even wonder just a little bit?
Considering the amount of scrutiny these PUs are under from both rival teams and the FIA, and considering the fallout for Daimler if the team ever did anything untoward, no, I don’t think Merc would deliberately do something that skirts the rules (especially something with such an obvious “tell”).
If anything, I think it’s something on the completely opposite end of the spectrum - a benign design characteristic like Toto has pointed out. Could be ambient weather conditions or circuit characteristics (or a combination of both) that exacerbate the flaw.
I’ve said this before, but Merc go through painstaking efforts to make sure everything they do is legal, because of the Daimler affiliation.
This holier than thou attitude is appalling. You're acting like mercedes wasn't burning oil by the bucket loads as recently as 2017, going as far as introducing power units early to skirt (a word you used) around the incoming stricter limits. Any car excessively smoking will attract attention as a result of this and it's not gonna simply go away just because you want it to.
Not only have you lost your composure, now you can’t even get your facts straight anymore.
1) Oil burning was never illegal. Nothing in the rules specifically prohibited it when the hybrid era kicked off in 2014. Every team did it. When teams that weren’t as good at it complained, gradual limits were imposed (which Mercedes always complied with, to the letter of the law).
2) If Mercedes introduced those PUs early for that purpose (they didn’t, but you just can’t remember and wanted to fire off this emotional post before researching), guess what? That ALSO was done with the letter of the law for the restrictions that season.
3) Mercedes complied with the OLD 0.9L burn rate limitations with those PUs introduced at Spa.
“Mercedes has since suggested that its data confirms it stayed within the lower 0.9L/100km consumption level for the Belgian GP, although that doesn't rule out the possibility that it can or indeed will run up to the higher level if needed in future races.”
Here’s a good refresher course on the history of oil burning that corroborates everything I set out above.
https://us.motorsport.com/f1/news/tech- ... 4/3043308/