zokipirlo wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:24 pm
I think you all are missing one more important thing when calculating HP. In the middle of this season party mode was gone, so peak HP dropped for all. Ferrari lost it already over winter, other teams lost it in Monza. You can see on Q3 in SPA and Monza how time improvements dropped for teams in Monza. I can't wait to see on next year SPA how fast can Mercedes and RB go or to say differently, how much time they will lost compare to this year... if party mode made any difference of course.
Ferrari need to made improvement in sustained power, I think they were losing a lot more (calculated in HP) on race trim. Even with peak (and hopefully sustained) 30 HP gain would make big improvements.
You bring up a valid point with regards to the banning of qualifying modes, however I think a lot of that would've been settled a race or so after the mandate came into force, so I don't think it changes much. What it does mean is that all the engine manufactures can engineer, setup and enhance their ICE more so for the race, compared to last year where they originally designed them to handle the qualifying modes as well as race modes; They can effectively focus on one full mode for the race to extract what they can efficiently and reliably.
I personally hate the ruling; Seeing everything cranked-up for an all out lap in qualifying mode was always exciting... even if it did mean Mercedes would embarrass the rest of the field most of the time. And it is still part of the engineering challenge, how much one wishes to risk outright power for a couple of laps vs. reliability. But oh well... wrong thread to vent my frustration about it.