CRazyLemon wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:11 pm
LM10 wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Manfer wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:17 pm
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.
I have tickets to next year's Spa and Monza races, hard to write off the season with that in mind. As far as the engine is concerned, as much as I wasn't sure about the amount of development they could do I am aware there's only one upgrade allowed next year during the season and then an upgrade for 2022 and that is it. I don't think you can introduce a completely new engine at any stage. Also if you cannot do a complete overhaul in one shot, you are forced to introduce as big an increment as possible. I'm try to work out how big the 2021 increment is allowed to be?
People I think you are just making too much out of this development freeze thing. Even if they could build new engine starting from scrach you think they would match mercedes power in 2022 with completely new engine.
They have plently of opportunities to upgrade their engine and I don't think development freeze will be a big factor there.
I think they even like that its there because now they can say it's not allowed to upgrade enough so that's why they are stuck they can put blame on that.
In reality even if they are allowed to change and upgrade whatever they want they know they definitely can not catch mercedes next year and even after that it is questionable because it is obvious that they took wrong development path and also complete team is a mess since Marchione died.