I don't understand what sense it makes for their new spec to go in production a month before this. Ferrari and Mercedes work on 3 specs in a season and there hasn't been a spec 4. It makes sense to give all the time available before start of next season to continously work on Spec 1 2020, instead of getting distracted with spec 4.MtthsMlw wrote: ↑Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:32 pm
James Allison?zibby43 wrote:
I'm still going to miss seeing Toto this weekend, however! Who do you think will be running the show there in his absence?
Agreed. I'd bet my arm there'll be no "spec 4" or "2020 engine", just a normal new spec 3.GPR -A wrote: ↑Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:01 am
I don't know, while it's certainly not the final 2020 engine like the article proposes... It might contain a couple of things, planned for 2020, they got up and running in the bench.
Testing out a few bits and pieces for real world reliability might be sensible, but agree. They certainly don't want to fully just tip their hand for next year. Probably just a spec 3 with a few tweaks or improvements.Sevach wrote: ↑Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:56 amI don't know, while it's certainly not the final 2020 engine like the article proposes... It might contain a couple of things, planned for 2020, they got up and running in the bench.
Then again they can just keep those things wrapped because showing "how awesome" they'll be in 2020 has no real benefits.
https://formula1.ferrari.com/en/brazili ... 9-preview/Mattia Binotto Team Principal
Charles will get a new Power Unit there, as his was damaged on Saturday in Austin, which meant he had to use a previously used and less powerful version for the rest of the weekend.
Fitting a new PU means taking a grid-penalty in Sao Paulo, but we should be back to our normal performance level and show some fighting spirit to finish the season on a high note.
That will be important in order to confirm we are making progress with our car and to take some of that momentum into the winter work. I know that our drivers and the whole team are fully focused on that."
Could be the 2020 prototype engine if rumours are to be believed.