basti313 wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:31 am
jumpingfish wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 12, 2021 8:21 pm
Yeah next season Ferrari should have a big advantage with their car to peremptory crush Mercedes, RB, McLaren and other teams so there is not even a thought to challenge the results of the race in the stewards room.
Nice season, nice recovery after the fuel flow disaster. Especially Sainz played a big role, I never expected him to get this strong.
Next year will be a transition year. Either they switch to the split turbo or not will be the big question.
If they switch...they may be way behind with the resulting issues. If not I expect a solid year also somewhere on P3 as they will still lack 10% turbo efficiency behind. No way to overcome this with the aero unless they find a big loophole there.
Ferrari/Binotto are pretty clear of fighting for the title next year, not P3. Their PU, especially the ICE, will be completely new and that's been known for more than a year now. They've been working on the PU day in day out and will continue doing so.
There has never been serious talk of a split turbo and I highly doubt they will go for it. It would not make any sense as it's a design which Mercedes have innnovated to the limits for several years already. Ferrari's goal is not only to close the gap, but also possibly surpass everyone which they could not achieve with the split turbo.
As the ICE, TC, MGU-H, fuel and engine oil will be homologated with 1st of March 2022 and MGU-K, ES and CE with 1st of September 2022, they more or less will have one shot and they surely won't go for a design which others are so much more experienced with as they won't even have the possibility to improve it due to the homologation.
Ferrari will come up with innovations on the PU side. And let's leave it to the experts doing the actual job instead of using figures like 10% turbo efficiency they would never achieve as you assumed.