DutchDopey wrote: ↑
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:37 pm
This is in stark contrast with what was earlier been said by RB; "We said to Honda just build te fastest PU and we will built a car around that.".
If you really build a car around engine, intake air pipe length would be 0 meter, inlet pipes would be straight towers soaring high, exhaust pipes would spread wide, turbo and compressor would be placed back to back, etc. This is a sport so of course it is about making as compact as possible and that's what all the makers are doing, hell even production cars is about packaging. Tanabe is merely talking about normal development procedure and how they collaborated and worked on it but this gets interpreted as "Honda going size zero" etc, even the commentator on f1.com tv was saying that while ago, really facepalm.
Krischnen wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:33 am
According to Marc Priestley, there are still issues with vibrations.
Has anyone read of heard something about this?
I somehow managed to lose track of the source but I read (shud be f1sokuho, but just cannot find it) that they had little oscillation issue in shakedown on filming day at Silverstone but it was minor or normal installation thing and already solved it.
However tbh Honda vibration is a case of one who knows little repeats the same thing, I mean of course they have vibration/oscillation issue as pursuit of lean burn is about this eternal battle with unstable/erratic combustion and how to regulate and suppress it, so as you squeeze more power you get more vibration or unstable combustion and torque delivery to tackle with and conquer. So as long as you put Honda and vibration in the same sentence you always get it right forever, it's same as predicting that earthquake will happen somewhere in Japan every day will make you correct forever. Typically they do not distinguish difference between vibration and oscillation, the two fundamentally and totally different things. The issue Honda encountered in early 2017 and spec 3 of 2018 was mainly oscillation issue.