I always though the same, that MGU-H TC and ICE are matched and tuned together an replaced as a set. But it seems otherwise and the new ICE will use an older TC/H.pb6797 wrote: ↑Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:32 pmI think the components (MGU-H, TC) are too closely matched to the engine - and subject to their own wear - for it to really be practical to take just the core ICE.
If you take an additional element, you are not allowed to stock them up. If he takes Nr. 5, the Nr. 4 is eliminated and can not be used anymore. So this does not make sense unless Nr. 4 is defective like it was for Bot.
Not sure whether the thinking is to take parts over a few races? Not to take away from VERs recovery in Sochi, but he was never in contention to better HAM let alone a win. Maybe this leaves the pressure on RB/VER a bit more.
The calculus would be that 10 positions is not enough of a penalty to remove the possibility of a HAM win. I guess it depends if VER qualifies ahead and is allowed to run & hide. Either way, it’s a better way to maximise the strengths/motivations. HAM usually has blistering race pace & can make up the deficit and BOT is up front & hungry, staring at maybe his final ever win. I think this is more sensible way to play the BOT hand. Just my musingsEl Scorchio wrote: ↑Fri Oct 08, 2021 10:52 am
With Mercedes having the dominating car he should qualy P1, and finish P2 at worst in my opinion