M840TR wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:13 pm
the EDGE wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:53 pm
M840TR wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:42 pm
There's been a lot of talk about the FW redesign but I'm not no sure anymore. They should no sign of going towards the Merc solution. In fact the opposite happened, with the entire grid.
Mercedes run a completely different aero philosophy to everyone else, so I’d be highly surprised if they followed this route
I agree. But their Hockenheim upgrade edged a little closer to the tapered arrangement. Which brings us to my point, that with the season's progression teams seemed a bit unconvinced by the conventional design. Redbull, Renault & Williams even tested and ran tapered FW towards the end.
From the rumors over at the W11 thread, it seems that Mercedes are also going to change their aero philosophy and go for higher radiator inlets! Maybe that points to a whole aero philosophy change and that means a FW like the rest of the field for Mercedes!
So Mclaren's FW won't be redesigned to work like Merc's! Instead they may find a better performing FW to the one they used in 2019 (which looked really nice btw
My guess is they can find a lot of performance from the bargeboard and radiator area! Their sidepods must get smaller i think because they were a bit big compared to the top 3! Their nose i believe needs a bit of a tidying up to become "slicker"...maybe they can go more towards Mercedes's nose concept since their nose is already slim compared to others!
And oh...there's Renault in all of that! They have to find horsepower and reliability cause the other 3 engines are all looking great right now!