godlameroso wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:47 pm
There aren't that many opportunities to introduce fuel during the season. Therefore when the fuel is introduced is critical. As you could create a power unit and fuel combo, and you realize another fuel would work much better. However if poorly timed you would be stuck with that combination for quite some time.
Better to have the power unit that you intend to use the fuel with, and introduce fuel at the last moment to ensure a proper synthesis of the two.
That is to say use both fuels to validate that your process is working as intended. Then once verified, run the final fuel blend on all cars with the intended settings. Remember that reliability is also at stake.
I'm honestly glad they are doing things this way. The unfortunate first years with regards to reliability, I feel like it's had the effect of making them extreme perfectionists in this area and nothing will get even remotely close to full potential at the track straight away without certainty they've proved themselves. Like when they commented how surprised they were to see Ferrari and Mercedes having failures...
I get the vibe from them they've now got this almost insane meticulosity with their reliability and so I wouldn't be surprised if from now on, they keep the tag they earned this year of being the most reliable manufacture.
As for this "unique concept" they've got going on, I'm hearing more and more about it now strong, developed variants are making it to track. All the unique things the Honda PU does in it's operation, all pointing to this?