techman wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:40 am
here is a link that proves my point. mclaren intentionally run heavy downforce just to boast about their overated chassis and put honda down.not even listening to honda engineers to run less downforce.
https://sportiva.shueisha.co.jp/clm/mot ... /index.php
anyway 2018 , there is no more boasting about chassis when they will be compared to redbull
Partisan Japanese press supports Japanese manufacturer. Shocker!
Honda engineer wants Team to make their engine look better than the reality. Shocker!
techman spouts the same narrative. No surprise!
Did they or did they not go faster on Saturday?
It could be argued that in order to have a competitive top speed (and have Honda appear respectable), McLaren had to trim so much downforce off the car it became uncompetitive.
Assuming 900hp on both Friday and Saturday, the difference in drag is approx 11%. If they have another 25hp for qualifying, giving 925hp, the difference becomes over 15%. That is a huge amount of trimming to do for a given circuit. Perhaps for Friday, they listened to Hasagawa and trimmed for top speed. Doesn't look like it worked too well in terms of lap time.