Its like having exams in school. Without a target no one knows exactly where they stand.SmallSoldier wrote: ↑Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:34 pmI don’t think there is a vague notion of improvement... Both qualifying and race pace have considerably improved over previous season, but more important their improvement compared to their rivals is also larger.Big Tea wrote:They need (realistic) targets. Just some vague notion of improving is not a tangible thing. They know what they need to do to keep 4th, estimating the gap to 5th place is a poke in the ribs if they snooze.
This also carries over to next year when they must improve. Improving from 5th to forth would be far easier
From one lap pace, to race pace and even points scored, this season is tangibly better than the last one... If the target was to improve versus the previous season(s), then so far is mission accomplished.
I’m sure their stretch target is to finish 4th (frosting on the cake) and they even have a chance to place Carlos in P6 in the drivers standings... Both would be great accomplishments, but if not achieved it wouldn’t take away from what is so far a good season for the team.
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Are they putting the work in the right place to get results, are they moving compared to teams above and below them etc. Having a 'result' is a boost for everyone. Just knowing they are better than last year may give them a warm glow, but actually getting a number is proof. Not that proof is really required, but I don't know about you, but I get on with something in a much better frame mind if I can see actual progress measured against an actual target than if I just think to my self I am getting on with it OK.
Its not just the team trackside, but the factory, sub suppliers even sponsors. Even if there is no actual value in it, it makes them feel better, which usually gives positive results,