exactly what my thoughts were, but just as you said the "core" has to be the same for both cars and because TR has no "Newey" running around, this could be a way for them to put big pressure on the midfield contesters and especially renault and McLaren, just to show them both "see, that's what you can do with a Honda engine"Manoah2u wrote: ↑Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:33 pminteresting thought process, but would it work?Capharol wrote: ↑Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:05 pmI'm asking myself something....
IF Melbourne has been raced, could TR just "copy" the parts from RB (if they work)
because then the parts are in the open and for everybody to see .... so everybody could copy those parts....
this way RB didn't "share" it with TR (which isn't allowed) but "showed" it to them
we'll have to see the RedBull car first. if it's philosophy is too different from that of the Toro Rosso, it's never going to work. i expect the cars to be very similar, but then again, this years toro rosso looks quite a lot like last years redbull, and on a personal level, i think it's more a case of toro rosso taking over redbull's evolution, and the redbull car itself will have a different direction. i'm not talking completely overhauled (even though that can't be taken out of the realm of possibilities either), but sufficiently in another direction that 'swapping' or 'handing out' parts is not going to work.
still, it's an interesting idea.
would it even be possible that for example, alfa romeo would start melbourne with it's 2018 chassis, but with 2019 wings, and race the next race with an entirely different chassis, ergo a ferrari 2019 copy, if they managed to make sure the crash test for the new tub is done the monday after melbourne? would it be unfair or unsportive? sure.
but it would bring alfa easily to the top 4 or 5.especially with kimi.
so yeah, what goes for them, goes for RedBull and ToroRosso.
perhaps another interesting question could also be:
is it allowed that 2 teams have the SAME technical director?
i know Adrian is focused on both, but officially, TR has none.
perhaps you're on to something and that's why ToroRosso gets to have RB's 2018 leftovers.
the TR guys started 'playing' with it and came up with the 2019 melbourne car and then magically have a RB15 copy by the next race. if THAT happens, then i'm REALLY curious to see Kvyat vs Verstappen and Gasly vs Ambon.
interestingly, this could then apply to all over the entire field.
Mercedes could get a B-team in Williams (or Racing Point).
Ferrari gets Alfa (and/or Haas).
RedBull gets Toro Rosso.
Renault gets.....nothing. Mclaren, sure, but. Nah. Mclaren will never accept B-status.
maybe i'm thinking way off here, although it wouldn't suprise me if they would play it that way, but that's way to technical for my thinking