velizare wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:45 am
bigblue wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:56 pm
Stupid question ... I (naievely ?) thought that all engine modes were gone. You qualify with what you're going to race. However, everyone's still talking about modes so was I mistaken ?
they are not gone, i mean they are not completely removed from the ecus, but you cannot switch between them since start of qualification, but a few corner cases, like outlap in qualy.
They maybe still there but I am sure that they are not how they were before last td. If they were same Honda and merc wouldn't want to have a more week for preparing. I think they combined best possible things in one mode and they change parameters of it ( same mode ) from race to race. Maybe they use lesser electric power in normal conditions and when need to use more, driver pushes overtake button. Maybe when that button used, it triggers some function inside the mode to run pu more powerfull or something like that.
It also maybe preprogrammed for reading driver behavior. As you know they program it especially for electric usage and energy recuperation for predetermined parts of spesific tracks. When driver brake late and throttle earlier ecu can recognise it. Before this it was easy. Just say it to driver.