In terms of the AM drivers not being shaken to bits, and them being able to focus on performance upgrades is what I mean.zibby43 wrote: ↑Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:19 amIf by working you mean miles off the pace of the front-running teams, then yes, it’s working.AR3-GP wrote: ↑Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:17 pmI'm not convinced it's suspension (well, this is circular..). Aston Martin have the same suspension as Mercedes and don't have the problems ever since they brought the new package.AMG.Tzan wrote: ↑Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:04 pmAfter 3 races in 3 quite different track layouts (though all of them bumpy) it's quite clear that Barcelona's upgrade hasn't done much to improve this car...
The main problem I think is suspension and not so much the floor! If they manage to build a better suspension system like Red Bull's then they'll solve over half of their problems (too stiff suspension --> bouncing + porpoising --> uncomfortable ride --> less confidence for the drivers)
Anyway, I don't see this concept working any time soon! They'll need a whole new aero and suspension concept for 2023 to even be able to fight RB and Ferrari...
It's more a case of, suspension and aero package being incompatible. One can attack the problem in two ways. Fix aero, or fix suspension. It doesn't mean one is bad. It just means they are incompatible with one another. Suspension is working fine on the ASton Martin.
From the team thread:
Sky Germany: James Allison says Mercedes are unhappy with suspension and aero. He says they know their issues and are going in the right direction. It will take time, though, as it's not going to get fixed overnight. But he appreciates the drivers, saying how patient they are.
So it appears both facets are not working right now.
Of course I'm not going to disagree with Allison, however I might add that he might be making it sounds worse with his phrasing. After all, if they were permitted to run active suspension, suddenly the aero package would be "perfect". So in that sense, it's a matter of compatibility. You could see it as the suspension not able to cope with the demands of the aero package or the aero package being unnecessarily demanding of the suspension.