peaty wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:44 am
RZS10 wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 08, 2021 10:09 pm
peaty wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 08, 2021 9:17 pm
[...] the rear wings are still flexing as much as they did before even after the introduction of the new test and the FIA monitoring them [...]
That sentence simply isn't true - just go through the thread and look at various comparisons.
Horner even said something along the lines of the changes to the tests having a material impact when he was complaining about the supposedly flexing Merc wing.
English is not my first language and I might be wrong here but..."as much as" means equal in quantity, right? The point is I never mentioned flexion related to speed but just flexion. That's why I still thinking that my sentence is correct.
Look, this is a technical forum and I can understand that accuracy is a must. I do feel though that, in this occasion, you are missing the forest for the trees.
I think i read it as it was intended (?) ... if you were to add "almost
" to "as much as" ... then yea ... you'd be correct.
Anyways ... some teams by their own admission changed their wings and they also appear to flex less since the introduction of the new tests compared to earlier in the season and there's comparisons (pre/post change to the test, not low/high speed) of the maximum deflection for wings of a few teams in this thread.
Of course they flex (some still quite a lot, but fine according to the FIA) but it's extremely likely that the updated tests did have an impact on the wings' behaviour/construction and by that probably on the performance of certain teams, even if marginal.
So the tests did to some degree work as intended and they might also limit how far teams might push their development in the future, but that's just a guess.