outsid3r wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:54 am
The Good: They still haven't introduced the gearbox update so that might bring some stability in the rear when they do (this could explain the sudden snaps of overseer from Vettel's onboard?). They are hoping to get it ready by Hungary.
I do not know if anyone in this forum has or had direct experience working for a F1 team, but as an engineer I am pretty sure that every team nowadays uses a system engineer approach.
If so I expect that the Ferrari engineering staff emitted a system requirement specification for the gearbox in which, due to the fact that absolute rigidity is not feasible, there is at least a requirement which prescribes the minimum rigidity under certain load condition.
So it is possible that they have discovered that the gearbox does not strictly fulfill the rigidity criteria (and someone of the team member told that to journalists), but we do not know what is the extent of the problem.
If it is huge (the gearbox is a lot less rigid than what was required) then it should be a priority to solve the issue, but if the gearbox deviates only minimally from the requirements it is possible that it do not have any practical effect on the car dynamic behaviour and in such a case a new gearbox could not be needed.