mmred wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:30 am
GrandAxe wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:26 am
turbof1 wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:50 am
Aren't you guys a bit ahead with the "no downforce"? The same was being discussed last race... In the W10 topic!
Let's wait the conjecture a bit longer across several races. Conjecture includes what Rosberg is saying. He is no engineer. Yes he might (or might not) have good sources, but we can't necessarily take his word for it.
The downforce argument will only get deservedly stronger after this weekend.
5 seconds in a hour race seems a pretty recoverable gap, aero choices suited for this track or not ( and i think it is strange they will wait spain for the new aero package to recover it )
5 seconds is easily recoverable, true. But Ferrari's aero issue really came to the fore on this track, the understeery front end refuses to bite. Did you notice how much front tyre locking both cars had through the race?
Ferrari seems to have gone for a low downforce, high engine power, high speed configuration. Unfortunately though, the engine seems to have reliability problems that means that any gains from high speed are lost, in turn, making their low downforce very costly.
If an aero package is not due until Spain, then it must be a pretty comprehensive one, perhaps they might even (hopefully) change their front wing style. If the engine gremlins are easier to fix, then might keep their present configuration and become a real bullet on the track - a monster, particularly at tracks like Spa and Monza.