This experience of not being comfortably at the front and helplessly lagging behind is new to Toto and it would take a while for him to get used to it and shut himself. Inability to turn up the PU power at will, which they always used to have in reserve, is making them do all sorts of mental gymnastics. All that, "We like competition" was just the PR BS.godlameroso wrote: ↑Sun Jun 27, 2021 6:59 pmMercedes: Your rear wing is bendy, change it.
Red Bull: Ok, fine, we'll make a new rear wing.
Mercedes: Your car is too fast with your new rear wing.
Red Bull: You said make a new rear wing.
It's not like they're throwing developments at this car that aggressively. All things considered, the diffuser change isn't huge. Nothing on the RB16B that can't can't be adapted if you understand what's going on with the car as a whole, now if people want to make the investment in order to compete considering next year, that's a difficult choice. It must be weighed accordingly. I guess RBR is used to clawing their way from the back foot so long that they learned how to gain strength from it.
Looking back, I wish FIA should have introduced these floor changes along with the simplified front wings in 2019. Probably, RB15 and RB16 would have also been as well behaved as RB16B is. Seems like the floor change regulations is what was needed to cure the handling problems of Red Bull cars of the past couple of years. One can wish.
I honestly think there is not much more to it. They had a more efficient car for years. And now they have an engine that is about as good. So now Rb Bull can trade top speed for downforce all year long, just like merc did for years.Datco wrote: ↑Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:55 pmI wonder if Merc had an illegal PU that they had to change at Baku. And now they just deflecting attention to something RBR and Honda are doing. It was strange that they changed the PU so early but seemed to have lost pace on the straights they had earlier in the year. Red bull historically had skinny wings since the Renault days to make up for power deficit. This design is nothing new to Red Bull.
when I read your post I asked myself if it was that front wing regulation which affected redbull's front more made the car unstable because of loosing df efficiency at front but staying same level at back. With this new rule and their development works made it balanced like they had earlier ( maybe) just an ideaRyar wrote: ↑Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:47 amLooking back, I wish FIA should have introduced these floor changes along with the simplified front wings in 2019. Probably, RB15 and RB16 would have also been as well behaved as RB16B is. Seems like the floor change regulations is what was needed to cure the handling problems of Red Bull cars of the past couple of years. One can wish.