Ringleheim wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:44 am
Xwang wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:17 pm
I hope they use the remainder of the season to fully understood what has gone bad in the design and development in order to avoid to be in the same situation next year when the rules will be the same (and maybe the tyre will be changed again).
Moreover I wonder why in F1 teams do not develop high downforce and high efficiency packages, meaning that in F1 a high efficient car will be pretty in the same range of the efficiency vs downforce tradeoff for all the season and the same happens to high downforce cars. In wec they have two different aero packages that seems to me more different than F1 one. Once upon a time in F1 teams used different wheel bases for city tracks for example.
I have often wondered why they do not build 2 different cars myself. God knows they spend enough money, have the manpower to do it, and constantly screw around developing things enough to be able to do it.
Make 1 car with set of attributes A for half the tracks (roughly) and a second car with set of attributes B for the other half.
I am just afraid Ferrari will never understand what happened to this year's car! I hope they can put it all together before long.
As evidenced by Ferrari's struggles this year, it's difficult enough to come up with 1 car, set that up correctly at all the circuits (so that it performs well in both qualifying and race trim), and then develop it effectively over the course of the season. The goal is to build a well-rounded car that will perform effectively at the vast majority of tracks. Mercedes has been knocking this approach out of the park in the hybrid era.
With the well-rounded car, you can make adjustments with slightly different packages tailored for more efficiency (Baku, Spa, Canada, Monza) or more downforce (Monaco, Hungary, Singapore).