Manfer wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:17 pm
CRazyLemon wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:12 pm
Based on this engine freeze and token system, is Ferrari able to do engine development the entire year in order to introduce a new engine for 2021 or are they limited on how much they can change? As I understand it, the token system is just for chassis changes. If they're limited on engine development, then surely Ferrari are pretty much stuck with a sub par engine till 2025?
They can develop as much as they want. I believe they have to use tokens to introduce the updates and these have to decided the previous year. So next year's engine will be better than the current one, but what we do not know is how badly the TD's have affected the development. If Ferrari has to investigate new processes/ideas, then its going to be painful few years.
Good thing of Ferrari being embarrassingly slow this season is that they kind of have 2 years time to come up with a very good PU.
2022 is the season they need to aim for regarding development. Wether 2021’s PU will be strong or not won’t make a big difference due to Ferrari being that far behind with their current chassis anyway. I’d put almost the entire budget into PU development now because that will be on the car until 2025.
As a Ferrari fan I’ve written off next season, so should do others as well. People need to be patient and strong now. Only a painful 2020-2021 period would mean a competitive Ferrari from 2022 on. If Ferrari tries to push and make their fans be happier this and next season, they will do a big mistake. Just focus on 2022. I’d even happily accept them being dead end last this season in order to have more wind tunnel and CFD time.