AR3-GP wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 12, 2022 7:41 pm
JPBD1990 wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:07 pm
I thought the garage reaction was weird too? Has there ever been cheers after a lap in testing? Is it just mind games or do they know something? Eg perhaps they could see from GPS that Ferrari was full-push on Leclercs lap, and they mopped the floor with his time? Idk but thought it was real strange for testing.
I think the reaction is independent of other teams. Perhaps they have beaten their simulations.
I have a theory about it.
I think they have a target lap time with selected tyres, selected engine mode and fuel onboard, which is base of their calculation of best lap available with the car. Maybe they tested same thing in simulator as well like you said. Then tried it on track and they ahieved that or maybe beated it as you said. Then it is very normal that they satisfied what they did.
Maybe their analyst made calculations about main rivals performance based on available data from tests and assumptions about engine modes and fuel loads. So they may have an astimated lap time for main rivals.