[ 2020 ] Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

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Re: [ 2020 ] Mclaren F1 Team - Renault

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SmallSoldier wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:37 pm
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SmallSoldier wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:22 pm


The wind tunnel is an investment from the Mclaren Group, not the F1 team... Not only that, it would be considered CAPEX investment and therefore not part of the team’s operational budget


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I think the wind tunnel would fall under the budget cap if there was one now. At any rate there are at least 2 teams that are building new one presently.
I really don’t know if it would be considered, but in theory it shouldn’t... What could be considered as part of the budget cap is the portion of it’s depreciation based on the usage by the F1 team. This would make it comparable to paying for a wind tunnel time at someone else’s.


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As the work is underway, would it not be considered money already spent? The lead time must be 2-3 years at minimum so you could not expect a team to just say ' Ok, shelve it, we cannot afford it this year'
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:10 pm


As the work is underway, would it not be considered money already spent? The lead time must be 2-3 years at minimum so you could not expect a team to just say ' Ok, shelve it, we cannot afford it this year'

Yeah, that was my point...

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Anyone hear the news about McLaren is the only team can change chassis next season due to changing engine supplier, while others have to freeze from this year?

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belldanndy wrote:Anyone hear the news about McLaren is the only team can change chassis next season due to changing engine supplier, while others have to freeze from this year?
Yes, they will be allowed to make the necessary chassis changes to accommodate the new engine


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Now this begs the question on when to start the switch to MCL36...

Since 2020 will be a condensed season starting very late, will they know enough about MCL35's weaknesses to rectify it for MCL36 ?? And was the 6 days of testing sufficient to establish this ??


PS: Not sure if this has been discussed before...

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Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:46 am
Now this begs the question on when to start the switch to MCL36...

Since 2020 will be a condensed season starting very late, will they know enough about MCL35's weaknesses to rectify it for MCL36 ?? And was the 6 days of testing sufficient to establish this ??


PS: Not sure if this has been discussed before...
The regulations changes for next year have kind of made that a moot point. No chassy or suspension changes. Just aero.

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diffuser wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:56 am
mclaren111 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:46 am
Now this begs the question on when to start the switch to MCL36...

Since 2020 will be a condensed season starting very late, will they know enough about MCL35's weaknesses to rectify it for MCL36 ?? And was the 6 days of testing sufficient to establish this ??


PS: Not sure if this has been discussed before...
The regulations changes for next year have kind of made that a moot point. No chassy or suspension changes. Just aero.
Mclaren will need to revise rear suspension due to the Mercedes powertrain, it has been allowed by all others as exception....
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bauc wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:29 pm
diffuser wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:56 am
mclaren111 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:46 am
Now this begs the question on when to start the switch to MCL36...

Since 2020 will be a condensed season starting very late, will they know enough about MCL35's weaknesses to rectify it for MCL36 ?? And was the 6 days of testing sufficient to establish this ??


PS: Not sure if this has been discussed before...
The regulations changes for next year have kind of made that a moot point. No chassy or suspension changes. Just aero.
Mclaren will need to revise rear suspension due to the Mercedes powertrain, it has been allowed by all others as exception....

FIA has given McLaren permission to do chassis changes to accommodate Merc PU...

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mclaren111 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:12 pm
bauc wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:29 pm
diffuser wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:56 am


The regulations changes for next year have kind of made that a moot point. No chassy or suspension changes. Just aero.
Mclaren will need to revise rear suspension due to the Mercedes powertrain, it has been allowed by all others as exception....

FIA has given McLaren permission to do chassis changes to accommodate Merc PU...
Yes so this will have a domino effect on the rear end of the car, meaning that you then will need to make changes to the front so we might get quite a different MCL-35-B or 36
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