Okay, that makes way more sense. It's only Ferrari apparently going to Monza; I was wondering why Merc would spend the time and money to send their car to Italy (full throttle long straights)? Glad they're finagling some extra time at Barcelona.Barcelona
Not gaining performance but being able to utilise what is already inherent in the PU
Accordintg to Formu1a.uno, That Mercedes will carry out there second and last filming day before the Spanish Grand Prix.
But to what extent are those track specific changes for Miami rather than a more general performance upgrade?
Yes, Merc were bleeding performance quite quickly as the mileage increased last year so a new PU seemed to put them back to the performance levels they had before. However, for this year, that probably wouldn't be enough to challenge Ferrari and RB. They need more performance from the PU than when it was new.'Tis me, just me. wrote: ↑Thu May 12, 2022 11:02 pmBut to what extent are those track specific changes for Miami rather than a more general performance upgrade?
Also concerning reliability upgrades, IF air racing is anything to go by, where with extremely loose regulations the engines get pushed literally to and often beyond their limits, ANY reliability upgrade pretty much immediately translates to extra speed. Why should Formula 1 be any different? Wasn't that the main reason for Merc taking an engine penalty and given HAM a new power unit at the end of last year: this new engine has never been stressed and will only ever do a fraction of the mileage it was designed for, therefore we can push it harder for longer.
....the one driver who refuses to comply with the rule. Funny that.PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑Thu May 12, 2022 5:07 amA quick goolge search shows that even for stainless steel sutures the level of image artifacts are small, and the temperature rise is like 2 degrees celcius under an MRI. The was no sigificant magnetic pull because of the small size of the items.Dr. Acula wrote: ↑Wed May 11, 2022 4:45 pmFerromagnetic metals like Iron, Nickel and Cobalt are indeed a problem for an MRI though. Ironbased medical implants in general are so highly alloyed that they lose their magnetic properties, so they aren't a problem.PlatinumZealot wrote: ↑Wed May 11, 2022 4:15 pm
That material doesn't affect MRI or cat-scan they say. A small chunk of platinum. Remember there are people with dental and skeletal braces too. Are dental braces banned too? See, there is no logic to it. There needs to be a review of what sorts of materials and forms of Jewelry are allowed. Checks all the boxes? You're good to go race.
The issue in reality is that most people don't actually know what their piercings are exactly made of. For instance Nickel isn't an unusual material to find in piercings.
Platinum is not magnetic so this wouldn't be an issue for a nose knob. No artifacts, no heating, no magnetic pull.
FIA has enforced a lazy ruling to target one driver.
Ok. Could be this weeked!
It's pretty big once the initial version of the car has been launched. Up until that point I imagine they have far less impact, probably more involved in suspension setup etc.
It depends, for instance a driver can't do nothing to improve purpoising
I think more likely in the week before the weekend, so that they will move everything only once.