True but on the other side of that argument this was their best chance. They caught Mercedes and Red Bull with their pants down because of the ban on the trick suspension on the eve of the season.
But its a risky move and they don´t know if it will work, while Ferrari can continue improving which is already a good concept.Phillyred wrote: ↑Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:35 pmDriver error and engine reliability equally contributed to Vettel's demise the 2nd half of the season. The Ferrari got faster perhaps, but turning up the engine revealed reliability concerns. Mercedes learned over the past 2yrs to balance performance with reliability and be able to conserve the engine when needed. 2018 should be Ferrari's year if they can iron reliability concerns.. Then again, Mercedes will probably correct their chassis design and improve rake/rear-end stability with suspension tweaks.
I do too, for me this article sounds like "Hamilton and Mercedes win despiste not having the best car" which is not true. As you has correctly said Mercedes still has the edge when their package fully Works with the exception of some slow tracks were traction/slow speed downforce are more important.f1316 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:14 amhttp://www.skysports.com/f1/news/12433/ ... gone-wrong
Whilst the factors listed are indeed accurate, I still question this idea that the SF70H is the fastest car.
In my opinion, when both teams get the most out of their package, the Mercedes has an edge in races and a significant gap in quali; Ferrari’s car is less prone to complete losses of pace, more consistent across all kinds of track (a point I predicted pre-season when seeing the length of the Mercedes limo) but for pure outright pace when both teams bring their a games, I still believe the Mercedes to be faster.
It’s also a debatable point whether RedBull end the year with the best chassis, but I think the vagaries of relative PU performance are such that it’s impossible for us to know (and pretty moot anyway - faster is faster, regardless of cause).
Things were going reasonably good until the disaster of the previous races. Don´t forget that Sebastian was leading the championship prior to Spa.CBeck113 wrote: ↑Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:45 pmSorry, but the car wasn't their biggest problem this year, it was the employees: bad tactics, unnecessary penalties, weak performances...and unnecessary pressure from the top of the organisation to ensure that they set it in the sand. Too bad, next year Mercedes and Red Bull will have their concepts "legal" from the get-go (but they will most likely be forced into new territory because of this year's Ferrari), so Ferrari won't have an advantage, and McLaren will have the Renault engine installed...there will be more competition, so they need to show up with their game plan set and build on experience, and, above all, stop making avoidable errors. Then they will have a chance in 2018.
Why? There is enough time to test after the season is over. People under estimate the importance of team spirit and team morale. If Ferrari can finish the season with a couple of wins and three podiums it will be a nice reward for the team.Fulcrum wrote: ↑Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:20 amChampionships are gone. I suggest Ferrari should take engine penalties at every event from now on, and introduce whatever engine upgrades they may have (marginal or otherwise). Or just run with brand new units turned up to 11 and do some real world stress testing.