just a different philosophy. This tight rear end this way would be possible, especially with the split turbo's but the designs evolved. If you look at how wide the side pods are compared to now... plus the general understanding is that you need a clear floor. Almost all teams raise the gearbox from the floor to maximise that space.Manoah2u wrote: ↑Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:04 pmexactly.
it's funny in a way, though. some articles mentioned that the 1998+ concorde agreement had a huge impact on Williams. I don't know if there's really any base to that to be honest, but, if true, then they have bernie to thank for. on the other hand though, bernie would not let them slip away and would find ways to fix things.
can't live with him, can't live without him
in all fairness though, its all fun and games, and they can theoretically blame paddy as much as they want, and all criteria like the above, but the fact remains the same: the other teams do manage. and teams like haas and force india/racing point operate(d) on a far, far, faaar smaller budget than williams. williams should be able to do better.
what puzzles me too is that, not too long ago, they managed to build their own transmission, which was innovative and the tiniest one ever, in the 2012 FW34 and '13 FW35
i mean just look at it
http://cdn-3.motorsport.com/static/img/ ... 3/s1_1.jpg
https://www.racecar-engineering.com/wp- ... pfw35a.jpg
i know this gearbox was designed with the v8 and 2012 rules in mind,
but the knowledge must be still around, they should be able to reproduce this without too much of a burden i'd be inclined to believe.
or has this simply to do with the maximum amount of engines/gearboxes the team may use throughout a year and these tiny gearboxes have a higher wear and thus fail potency?
perhaps it's simple for me to say, but, i'd expect them to have those gearboxes still laying around somewhere.
can't they 'just' change the gear ratios to adapt it to the hybrids v6?
i mean, they're driving ALUMINUM gearboxes right now because they don't see the cost vs result as worthwile.
but how can an aluminum gearbox be cheaper than using a gearbox that has been invented, designed, tested, and all sorts of experience back to 2012 and 2013?
If you put all the ducts, extra radiators that are now on top of the gearbox and put them in the side pods, you have this space.