Big Tea wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:38 pm
atanatizante wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:22 pm
GPR-A wrote: ↑
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:10 pm
They can rip a bit of downforce off, as their competitors are miles behind and avoid putting so much load in tyres and still be ahead! Induce a bit of understeer and go slightly slower through the corners, but it would allow them a bit more straight line speed, which they would anyway do in Spa and Monza. That is much more easier to do, while they build better solution to better manage the tyres with their full downforce package, if the speculation of that article is indeed true. I have stopped believing some of these hollywood paparazzi guys, masquerading as F1 journalists, long ago.
In the recent debrief, Shovlin just says they were slower as they needed to manage the tyres, but doesn't actually go in detail about what exact car problem made them slower.
Generally, I like your posts and this time you are right: my above statements are all speculations ...
But I have to remind you that it`s not so simple to trim some DF levels at the back coz you need to compensate at the front axle in order to get a balanced car ... unfortunately, this action will also trim diffuser DF levels which will decrease further their rear DF levels ...
So having to change their optimum aero platform this could lead to a negative domino effect, don`t you think?
Would removing down force not just increase slip angles and not only ware the rubber but (friction) add more heat?
Rear tyres more so, which are where the damage was last week?
Look at what happened in Silverstone these past 2 races. Ferrari came with a Monza wing and later Red Bull went in the same direction. Silverstone was supposedly one of those high downforce and high power circuits, but with these new generation cars, there is so much downforce coming from floor and barge boards, they decided to go with slim wings and yet be highly competitive and RB won a race.
So, while Mercedes has done a great job of adding more downforce, they will be constrained by the tyres that doesn't take that extra load. Probably, these 2019 tyres, were just good for 2019 Mercedes, which was W10. Look at RP, which let's assume the exact clone. They didn't have such problems, which tells me that, these tyres were at limit with W10.