The question we all are asking ourselves is how much peak power an old engine lacks compared to a fresh one. The general consensus is that the difference is quite little. What puts an old engine in a disadvantageous position is that you will use it in lesser modes during a race. We can hear on the team radio that Bottas was told to go into Strat mode 5 and that's the highest mode Mercedes uses in races generally. So for a couple of laps we saw peak power vs. peak power and, as I told, the question remains how much juice the old engine has lost regarding peak power.Restomaniac wrote: ↑Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:56 amThat would be a brand new Ferrari Vs a Mercedes that we now know was on itsSevach wrote: ↑Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:32 amFerrari vs Merc in terms of power you can see Ferrari gains a lot uphill before the DRS zone.Juzh wrote: ↑Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:33 pmbottas vs leclerc
last legs. Correct?
Whatever the answer is, the way Leclerc pushes up the hill and away from Bottas (used Hards vs. fresh Mediums) in the non-DRS zone looks quite powerful.