What a mess! These are the best drivers in the world though so I expect them to learn the track pretty quickly.NathanOlder wrote: ↑Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:51 pm
I doubt it was the aerodynamics that put it there. The tea tray will have hit it and then it will have been thrown one side or the other of the car and caught on the first bit that got in the way
It's amazing how they've managed to squeeze-in +/-1000 reliable HP in such a tight space. I know their slightly longer wheelbase would have helped but still....
They have to. The new regulations will force teams to improve packaging as that is where all the aero potential is. The rest of the bodywork rules are so restrictive that it's nothing but aero optimization.
I could be wrong, but I'm not so sure that having the turbine closer to the engine is the reason. Mercedes place their intercooler in front of the engine and pipework from the intake to the compressor and from the compressor to the plenum, are all ahead of the engine, essentially pushing it backwards. The Ferrari has/had it's intercooler and associated pipework above the engine. This increases the c.g, but creates a shorter engine package. The turbo is substantially place in the free space of the the gearbox casing/slightly above it.