Sorry, but crisis meetings are not why teams test and what is the order of the day in testing. The balance changes constantly and nobody knows why, the rear end breaks out uncontrollably, aero load is not consistent and changes extremely with vehicle height, to the point that the car becomes uncontrollable as soon as it gets below a certain ground clearance. At the front axle there is a sudden loss of downforce when cornering. The car should behave largely according to the simulations and calculations. But this is not the case at all with the W14. The problems are so far-reaching that a crisis meeting has been called to discuss how to proceed and what to do. And unplanned crisis meetings are not part of the test program and why one tests. Likewise, you don't test to clear up unexplained reactions of the car. I don't even want to talk about the other rumors, because on the one hand these are actually rumors so far for which I haven't received any direct confirmation, and on the other hand it is a very sensitive topic to which a few people here react sensitively. At least in the past. But in fact, many of these statements are reminiscent of what was said about cars that had a fundamental aerodynamic problem.f1jcw wrote: ↑Sat Feb 25, 2023 8:09 pmI might be wrong here, but this is why teams test....Andi76 wrote: ↑Sat Feb 25, 2023 7:58 pmhttps://www.gpfans.com/en/f1-news/10205 ... y-meeting/ringo wrote: ↑Sat Feb 25, 2023 7:05 pm
So you are standing by this conclusion?
Remember don't change your tune if it's not the case!
I am awaiting the second race before I judge the car.
I do think that a possible upgrade is a smaller radiator inlet. The current design the opening runs to the ground. They could make the open start higher if they find they can still cool the car.
The other Idea is maybe a ridge on top of sidepod similar to the Ferrari. To manipulate any eddies from the front wheels.
But i suspect the car to be second fastest over a race distance. I am not seeing any alarms right now.
At most fixing the balance and suspension tuning.
At Mercedes, at least, there are crisis meetings. I can confirm this report and have already reported this this morning. There are problems on the front axle and there are problems as soon as they get below a certain ground clearance.
Well...Kyle says he doesn't believe in it. Definitely he has not proven anything. In any case, there are the following facts :NoDivergence wrote: ↑Sat Feb 25, 2023 8:40 pmAnd yet you're still wrong. Watch Kyle's video to see the debunk (for the nth time) regarding wider sidepods being structurally improved over zeropod
- Aerodynamicists from other teams say this side box concept is too complex to make it work.
- Mercedes has again problems to make the car work
- the car again behaves differently than in the simulations
- suddenly dropping uneven downforce, logically has an aerodynamic origin, as well as cars that showed this in the past usually had a fundamental aerodynamic problem
If you put one and one together and put this in relation to what the aerodynamicists of other teams have said about the complexity of this concept, then there is at least a lot to suggest that Vanja is not wrong here.
And quite honestly front wheel wake management is extremely important for the aerodynamics of a car. Without bargeboards, however, this is extremely difficult and the sidepods are a component of what Kyle also clearly stated. So now you can believe that the sidepods are not the reason at Mercedes. Certainly nobody says or knows that. But in any case it would explain the problems Mercedes has been struggling with since they introduced this concept. And in my eyes it would be a great coincidence that everything fits together so well.