Can anyone provide what F1 began to broadcast in the final,phase of the championship where they displayed the driver reaction time in ms?
Was this info available all season long on F1 tv etc?
I was curious to compare the starts between the two title protagonists. I thought it was interesting in the season where in the first half, more often then not, verstappen with his team executed really good starts. This seemed to turn the other way around in the last stretch or the championship after Monza? Or atleast it did for Hamilton and his Mercedes’ team. For verstappen and red bull, I’m not sure when that started. You could argue Monza because ricciardo did best him on the race start there.
So, if someone can Provide the reaction times between the two title protagonists in every weekend, inc sprints, I would really appreciate that.
Now the technical aspect of the discussion:
What goes into executing a good start?
Clutch release control rate?
Tyre temperature management
Team / car
This is where my knowledge falls very short. And would really appreciate the technically knowledge members to break down what the teams development and design bring to the table.
Why did it appear the RB was so good on starts early in the season, and Mercedes slower. And why did this seem to swing the other way towards the end?
Honda suggested engine plays a role in starts after making improvements early in the season to facilitate some of the really great starts the RB could deliver off the line.
It seems like Mercedes’ worked on their starts as well, but then I would expect them to be even with RB, not for RB to seemingly struggle when Mercedes’ improves?