bonjon1979 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:18 pm
214270 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 18, 2021 6:29 pm
djones wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 18, 2021 5:49 pm
With the fresh engine, Mercedes will be able to run more downforce (than they otherwise would) and still be fast on the straights.
With that in mind, I think this and all the remaining races will be Merceded tracks.
The most interesting thing I'm looking forward to seeing is to do Mercedes give Hamilton another fresh engine and just take the 5 places hit for the advantage it gives in return.
I suspect that was considered and rejected because of negative press possibilities; it’s almost like you’re trying to ‘buy’ the championship by giving your protagonist two, 2-race only engines. Perfectly within the rules, but utterly ruthless and maybe a step too far.
I think if you look at the different teams budgets you’ll see every championship is bought to a certain extent!
Very true! And this has been the same forever, barring a few surprise technical innovations…
What will be interesting is how it works next year with the budget cap in place. Will throwing ICE’s at a car in the tail-end of the season be an option. I know that there are teams that are considered ‘works’ teams, historically they have not paid for engines, that principle would totally subvert the budget cap.
‘Works’ team fighting for the championship decides to fit 6 ICE units, because ‘reasons’, for zero cost, customer team spending £15m on three ICE’s would see this cost double. The budget cap is meant to level the playing field…
The more that I learn, the more I appreciate how much more there is to know….