So you think the order is
Talk about hypocrisy.Capharol wrote: ↑Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:27 amwell it isn't, and you are (as we all are) only guessing ..... just stop for a bit with these assumptions and stick to the facts.
because you can't base a short run with a long run and especcially not a Qualifying run.....
Atleast one can assume, even with low rake, a car can be faster.
hopefully that accounts for a fair bit of the gap, remember when the disaster that was nissan's LMP1 car ran at Le Mans and were loosing seconds over a lap because the drivers couldn't touch the kerbs, in that case it didn't matter much because the whole thing was so bad but maybe with running over kerbs, williams are at least in touching distance of being a respectable slowest rather than the current embarrassing pace.
fully agree with you Phil, but still there are some that think after Melbourne Qualifying the season is over and the pecking order is written in Stone
"We had difficulties with the setup," sports director Helmut Marko admits. "If we made the car faster in two corners, it got worse in two other corners." The Red Bull engineers therefore decided to declare the second training test drive. It was more important to find a good balance, so check how much the tires break down. "We saw on Gasly that we are doing well."
Verstappen tried several voting options on the RB15. His car was refueled again and again because of the better comparability between the individual test rounds. The Dutchman never had a free round, so that the eight-tenths do not correspond to the true backlog. "But even if everything went well, we'd still be half a second behind," Marko admits. One of the top speeds and acceleration values already indicates. Honda has massively caught up with Ferrari and Mercedes.
In other words, the pre-season testing showed that the top teams had a gap to the midfield of about 0.9s. This is still accurate, given Mercedes is 0.9s to a second ahead of the midfield. The only inconsistency with expectations is that Ferrari is barely ahead of the midfield, so it's safe to assume it was simply Ferrari who were struggling with set-up and not that Mercedes are simply way ahead of everyone because they are faster.AMuS wrote:Die Frage, ob Mercedes in Barcelona nur geblufft hat oder Ferrari am Freitag in Melbourne unter Wert geschlagen wurde, ist eigentlich schnell beantwortet. Der Abstand von Mercedes zur Spitze des Mittelfeldes ist mit 0,9 Sekunden gleich geblieben. Ferrari und Red Bull dagegen hatten in Melbourne nur ein Zehntel Luft. Also müssen sie Probleme gehabt haben.
Well to answer it partially..... Renault ain't infront of RBBill_Kar wrote: ↑Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:19 pm