MtthsMlw wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:44 pm
Though this graph from Q3 shows it's just like last year with Ferrari having an advantage starting at around 225km/h.
It's even bigger this year. This wasn't the case in Melbourne so it seems that Ferrari only now turned the engine up to its limit.
Toto Wolff: "With lower drag, you're only gaining a tenth at most. That's sheer engine power."
The engineers had jumped into their analyses right after the training. First statement: "Ferrari gains on us on the straights with and without DRS. So it has nothing to do with drag." Second finding: "During the test drives in Barcelona we were on a par in terms of power. In Melbourne we were slightly ahead. In Bahrain they were clearly superior to us. The outlier was Melbourne. Something must have gone dramatically wrong with Ferrari."
"They beat us at the beginning of the straight with more power and in the second half because they don't switch off the MGU-K as early as we do. Our speed curve flattens out in the end. Ferrari's continues to rise."
Here is a graph from Melbourne. Quite different, no power boost.
I think this trace is faulty or changed to misrepresent reality.
The curve seems shifted later in the lap, that will make Ferraris look faster speedwise than they really are.
Reasons, the further in on the lap the earlier LeClerc uses DRS compared to Hamilton. The start of applying DRS should overlap.
The speed differential over the finish line is larger than the measured 3 kph.
Early in the lap LeC outbreaks Ham, next stop they are equal, then Hamilton starts to outbreak LeC at every corner unless we assume its timeshifted.
It looks like Hamilton earn all time during breaking and LeC eats it back on the straights.
But in reality they are matched in breaking and on the straights, if we correct the readings and assume they are timeshifted.
I wonder who provided the charts to Amus and the reasons for it? Maybe some entity wants to spin the story that the Ferrari engine is more powerful than it is, maybe it is an honest mistake. In the world of F1 there are many layers to uncover
every advantage is a step towards victory.