Ever heard of porpoising?AR3-GP wrote: ↑Mon May 09, 2022 6:18 amIf they aren't lacking downforce (according to you), and they aren't lacking straightline speed (also according to you), then why on earth are they so slowzibby43 wrote: ↑Mon May 09, 2022 5:53 amWhere is the clear lack of downforce? Merc's Friday pace was genuine. In a piece I read today, Russell's fuel and PU-mode corrected race sims on Friday had him 0.2s off of LEC.GhostF1 wrote: ↑Sun May 08, 2022 7:42 am
Qualifying Team Average Speed Trap (FIA):
Mix that with what looks to be a clear lack of downforce comparatively to RBR and Ferrari, the fact McLaren are the slowest on the grid here with Aston also bottom half and this trend looks very much the same since the start of the season... You start to run out of good arguments against the fact they must be a little down on power at the moment.
Aren't Mercedes still the fastest in slow corners (according to Lando Norris)? They would also be inconsistent with a "clear lack of downforce."
If you have to lift in fast corners and on straights to reduce porpoising running low (hemorrhaging lap time), or raise the ride height and lose efficient downforce (hemorrhaging lap time), you’re going to be slower.
Mercedes’ porpoising is also occurring at the end of the straight, negatively affecting braking stability into crucial braking zones.
None of these lap time killers have to do with lack of downforce.
McLaren are lacking downforce. They’re slow everywhere, as they have to compensate with inefficient downforce. I just shake my head when they’re used as an example to somehow drag the Merc PU.
As an aside, I see a lot of new(er) members responding in condescending or combative tones. I don’t know why. I know when I first joined, I subscribed to the “read more, post less” theory. Tried to be as respectful to the community as possible whenever I did post. Especially if I was trying to ask a question.