roon wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:11 pm
Making basic mistakes such as interpreting the rulebook may be a better sign. The pre-season front suspension flaps and the mirrors are both not being used. Development and manufacturing cost for those items toward no benefit.
i doubt that tiny extra wing on top of the rear crash structure is there for direct downforce at all. i believe it is to guide air upwards in combination with the exhaust flow, which then in itself indirectly causes more downforce.
that said, i doubt that the car is working. they possibly simply slapped a bunch of things on the car that in itself in some computer calculations hade positive results - but in the overall picture, they don't work together and potentially even harm 'eachother'.
concidering even mclaren mentioned last year that they experienced opposite results from what they were hoping to achieve with updates, which hampered and slowed down the car's improvements, despite having arguably much better facilities then mclaren - for starters, their budget is a gazillion times bigger, and their facilities far more recently updated and maintained.
offcourse both mclaren and williams can make similar 'design' or 'philosophy' mistakes, but i'd be inclined to believe that williams having a much smaller budget and less up-to-date facilities, would have exponentially big effects compared to that of mclaren.
which again brings us back to exaclty
that which paddy mentioned before or while everything went to bits and pieces, is that williams is making the mistake to think that 1 or 2 little changes will solve everything - when the thing is, everything
is going wrong.
i am curious though to what's going to happen to the car this year, including williams.
i have a hard head in williams' future, and this car, but something must happen along the lines.
a new TD, or somebody appointed in that function or responsibility, and what we will see happening with the FW42 after the summer break.
I think williams should find themselves 1 goal: score a few points, so they really should focus on bringing an update after summer break to make sure they have a car that is able to do that in the latter half of the season.
unfortunately, that'll cost precious funding which can be only be spent once - either on this year's contender which is a miserable piece of junk, OR focus on next year's totally different car. then again, 2021 will see more change. so perhaps it's not so unwise to invest in this car to make some points this year, accept another year of backmarker status for 2020, and focus and invest on getting things on the line for 2021.