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Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:50 pm
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LM10 wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:46 pm
Don't they need to know what others will come up with before claiming such thing?
"We will be withing 3% of Mercedes and Ferrari......"
So they know exactly what power Ferrari and Mercedes will have in 2019 to make this bold statement.... or they are just talking nonsense!
When they said this , it comes from data they get from tracking rivals from gps etc , rivals development rate at recent years and rivals estimated development for this year
. then compare it with what they will have at second half of the season (also at the start of the season ). This also estimated gain from their development plan, it could be failed or will be achieved better?
So it makes sense. They calculated a number for rivals , put a target for themself to reach , after that this statement according to that. If they achieve their plan but rivals do better than calculated according to data there is nothing wrong with it. It is always better than targetless working to have a realistic target.
I hope they don't end up like this...
Link -> Renault underestimated rivals' engine development
Aug 13, 2018 wrote:Abiteboul told Motorsport.com that Ferrari's progress has made it clear that Renault needs to be more aggressive with its engine development.
"I believe indeed that we underestimated the potential of the current engine regulations, let's put it this way," he said.
"We are now four years into this engine regulation and after four years you would expect that you would see the flattening out of the development curve.
"[We] sort of saw that from Mercedes. Without opening up a different debate, we have been amazed by Ferrari's very recent improvement, which shows it's possible.
The biggest question is, Will they be within 3% on reliability also? Generally, Mercedes and Ferrari manage the 2 winter tests with one PU. That is around 5k KMs (around 1k laps of 5kms long barcelona circuit), which is what a 6 to 7 race weekends is. If Honda doesn't manage that, then there is work cut out.