djos wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:48 am
KeiKo403 wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:43 am
With the TD that was announced at the weekend why are Red Bull so against it?
Generally teams don’t make a fuss unless it’s going to negatively impact their performance.
RedBull seem to have the most stable car with very little to no porpoising. Their main competition on the other hand, Ferrari, and too a much lesser extent Mercedes would be pushed further back all but guaranteeing RB 1-2s for the rest of the season.
I just don’t get it. What does RedBull stand to loose?
It’s quite simple, they are unhappy that Mercedes seem to have been given advance notice of the 2nd stay being allowed as no one else was able to get one developed in time for Canada.
I don’t support either team (Mclaren fan) but to me it looks bad.
It might simply be procedural. The FIA said after the Baku GP they would be looking to add TD's to see what could be done. Mercedes suffered the most and therefore would be in close contact with them regarding the measures. That avenue is open to all teams right?
If a second stay is being held up as evidence as collusion between the FIA and Mercedes, specifically as a "development" others weren't in the loop on, I'd have serious reservations.
Firstly, a second stay is literally just that. Mercedes know the rebound points on the floor and it's positioning is dictated by that. Then it's about adding the stay and it's attachments.
Secondly, Mercedes kept 2 floors at the factory until the FIA released the TD, which were then flown overnight for Friday. Had it been collusive, surely they would've just been shipped over with the rest of the gear?
This seems to me that Mercedes were planning on reacting quickly to any TD the FIA would propose, and a second stay is really just a rudimentary bolt on.