in some ways, but then pafett has done a lot of simulator development for next years car. so he may be able to carry the tyre test experience over to further simulator tests better than jenson and lewis would at this current timeESPImperium wrote:I think Brundle hit right uppon it quite rightly at Abu Dhabi, not that i a ggree with him much, i did aggree that McLaren are missing a beat with not sending their two world champions for the test. It just means that Vettel, Barrichello and Schumacher will have the lions share of the engineers pouring over their feedback with Rosberg and Kubica next best for their feedback.
Ferrari are still to confirm, but someone said that its Jules Bianchi and 3 of the Ferrari Driver Academy drivers as well. If so, this is more of an own goal than McLaren who have at least sent Pafett.
But id expect most teams to be running lots of sensor arrays from their cars as well.
This is where i think there should have been a 3 day Pirelli test for the teams, Friday-Saturday-Sunday to allow for more data.
I'd rather listen to whoever gives the most verbally precise and useful feedback while producing representative lap times.raymondu999 wrote:Say you were a Pirelli engineer. Would you rather listen to what a world champion has to say, or what a simulator guy who's never driven in anger has to say?