Does it seem that the Mercedes solution of low rake and long wheelbase is the "best" solution for the 2019 regulations since it is less sensitive to floor sealing, and can produce a less suction pressure but over a larger floor area and more consistently, thereby also devoting front wing to downforce production and not outwash...
Or... the Mercedes is the best performer simply because it is more developed than the other teams, and the other teams just need to add development, rather than switch to low rake, long wheelbase concepts?
It is curious that are the other teams all still trying to run high rake to different extents...
I suppose these other teams guessed they would develop ways to seal the floor properly later on.
https://au.motorsport.com/f1/news/ferra ... g/4387517/
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto said an investigation was now under way to get to the bottom of its struggles, as he says the team may have to concede that the concept it adopted this year was wrong.
When the 2019 cars were launched, Mercedes and Ferrari took totally different paths with their front wing designs. Mercedes had opted for a high-downforce solution, while Ferrari had taken a route to better manage outwash and improve efficiency.
Binotto says, "is it a matter of balance, is it a matter of downforce, is it maybe even car concept? I don't know. I think we do not have the answer and I would like not to go through it."