There was an article where they spoke to Pat Fry and he said the same thing. The first major upgrade Imola/Miami and it would of things they found on their own. The upgrades after that will start to incorporate what they've learned from the different approaches by other teams.SmallSoldier wrote: ↑Mon Apr 11, 2022 1:16 amThere was a discussion by Scarbs about car weights, the only that hasn’t been calculated is McLaren’s… Apparently both Alpine and Alfa Romeo have the lowest weights at 799kg.Mansell89 wrote: ↑Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:11 pmThanks very much - interesting to know. I suspect sidepod changes for any team would essentially be like taking on a whole new philosophy, so here’s hoping the floor can bring what we hope for.
Do we know where we are weight wise versus the competition? (IE How much can we lose?) I think Alpine shed 4kg with their new floor this weekend didn’t they and they were very good for most of the weekend.
It would be expected for the test parts (first iterations) to not be as lightweight since the expectation would be that those will be replaced down the road, once a concept / idea is validated on track, they can proceed to try and make them lighter.
We also need to consider that most of the ideas or upgrades that may have come out after not only understanding the car’s performance in testing, but also after knowing what others have done and how those ideas could be incorporated to the MCL36 won’t see the car for at least a couple months after testing, therefore May would be when most newer ideas / improvements would start coming to the car.