gruntguru wrote: ↑
Tue May 29, 2018 6:23 am
. . . and it is much more efficient. Throwing away crankshaft work to generate additional exhaust heat doesn't reap equivalent work at the MGUH.
Depends on your definition of efficiency. In an energy restricted formula Lap time efficiency requires you to deploy as much energy as you can at as low a speed as you can.
I think this will also apply even without an MGU-H. If more electrical power is available there will be an even greater emphasis on traction.
A sensible defensive ploy will be to let an opponent get close on corner entry and deploy full power on corner exit. The opponent will have compromised traction and the need not to run into you so will lose time. Rinse and repeat around the circuit.
Fortune favours the prepared; she has no favourites and takes no sides.