Big Mangalhit wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:09 pm
Vanja #66 wrote: ↑
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:53 pm
Going back to the race, it was not surprising to see him struggle a bit more on softer tyres. Softer tyres, as far as I know, bring the car handling towards over steer, while harder tyres bring it towards under steer.
Really? I would imagine it being the other way around. Rear tyres are bigger so when they go to softer compounds I would've imagined they gain more grip in the rear than the front and so become more understeery.
Gary Anderson explained during the winter test on Autosport that if a car has small understeer tendency on SS, switching to US or HS tyres will increase the understeer. Fitting Softs or Medium will reduce the understeer.
Now based on Gary Anderson's credibility we can exclude this possibility.
So Vanja might be right here because I remember 2014 Singapore Qualifying session, where on the super soft tyre Kimi got the perfect balance he needed and was right up there with Nico and Lewis, Martin Brundle mentioned how Kimi was struggling with understeer on the Softs but the front was biting the way he wanted on turn in on the SS tyres, but engine issue on the final run meant he couldn't show his pace.
There is always a way, and it usually doesn't work.