Stalker1 wrote:PlatinumZealot gave some insight about why FW-41 struggled in Barcelona on the previous page. After watching some footage from the test days, I am not anymore suprised, why their times were so bad. The car understeered a lot and neither Stroll nor Sirotkin did not find confidence behind the wheels. What worries is that they had six days to find solution and they did not, because Lowe admitted they got lost while searching the right set-up. What does that even mean?
I must admit, like many other fans, I thought that under Lowes supervision Williams could finally again build a car which is quick out of box.
Generally getting lost in setup is caused by the car not responding to changes as their data expects. A simple version would be you put more front wing on the car it gets more aero at the front better front end. So if drivers are moaning of understeer that would be a logical way to go And the car is not improving.
This example which might not be what's the issue with the Williams but can be applied to any other part of the car really.
Just to explain why it could be making it worse if the front wing has a greater angle of attack it alters the air flow over the rest of the car so what they make on the front might be out weighed by what happens to the rest of the car.
Personally to stop understeer I would take aero from the back as this doesn't affect the rest of the car and also would increase top speed. The only downside is more sensitive back end but if you have understeer your back end shouldn't be that bad to start with. Unless you have a dog of a car