raymondu999 wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:52 am
Jolle wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:35 pm
ENGINE TUNER wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:30 pm
How many races are the chassis good for from a torsional rigidity standpoint? Do they even have to manufacture new chassis?
All depends on your margins. A midfield team car can do two seasons without problem, but top teams, half a season max.
Didn’t JB use the same chassis all year in 2009? Maybe was Barrichello. I just remember there were only 3 total chassis, between the 2
Button used one chassis the whole season indeed.
Aguri Suzuki’s team used one year used Arrows chassis their first year.
What you do have to do is reassess the fixtures every few races, like the front wishbone points.
But in case of a team like Williams, production of a few new tubs isn’t the issue, it’s the design where you can make the difference. With limited time available (because of the rules), they could use the time they have for 2020 for 2021, what they did I think in 2013/2014. In contrast, McLaren came as only team with a whole new concept for 2013 where almost all other teams shifted they ressources at 2014. RedBull made the same call, making them unbeatable late 2013 but trailing in 2014.