Jambier wrote: ↑Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:01 pmNo words about it, but I think they always had a qualy mode, as everyone.Ground Effect wrote: ↑Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:16 pmSpeaking of party mode, have Renault made any remarks on that? Are they expected to be competitive in that area as well?
Sainz said during testing that there are 4 tenth between race and qualy mode. Not sure how accurate this is...
Difficult to compare. Maybe a Haas / Renault comparison in Q3 can be made if both team are in Q3 and close on performance.dfegan358 wrote: ↑Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:36 pmQ3 In melbourne will reveal all regarding party modes.
I hope to see the engines converge in performance to aid a close competitive championship and offer more drivers the chance to win.
I fear it will be party modes of Ferrari and Mercedes will again be clearly superior hopefully Renault and Honda have closed the gap though.
Regarding party mode don't forget that in 2019 oil burning will not be possible (second oil tank must be empty in qualy).
So Mercedes and Ferrari are losing performance here.
I think in qualy like in race, all engines will be much closer than before.
I think Andrew Benson BBC reported from an internal source that the figures were 27KW race trim and 46KW for Quali modes. Before the bandwagon jump on me, i know we've heard promises before... So remaining hopeful - I think Race trim the car should go well, and if they can quali better than the HAAS and TR cars and be there or there abouts with RB then they should go well in clean air...