Seems contentious to me that you would argue it was because of Mercedes that the TD was implemented.Sevach wrote: ↑Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:12 pm
But he has, his team has been the driving force behind both the TDs.
First he was trying to get a minimum safe ride height rule implemented, this one backfired, the TD didn't come out as he wanted to.
Mercedes is also behind asking a clarification regarding the plank, and Mr Wolff went to the press and said he was "shocked" that some of his rivals were "abusing this blatant loophole", "contrary to the spirit of the rules"... you can search this btw.
Oficially he didn't mention which teams were those, behind closed doors Mercedes was telling the press Red Bull and Ferrari and even putting a number on it, 6mm, how they could accurately measure their guess of what other cars were doing beats me...
Not Wolff, but... you can add George Russell piling on and saying "for sure" Ferrari and Red Bull were abusing it, and it wouldn't help them.
The firing back is more than a little deserved.
First off, the problem wasn't unique to Mercedes.
Secondly, other drivers complained.
Third, some team drivers changed their tune between Azerbaijan and Canadian GPs, knowing that any negative feedback on porpoising would translate to more immediate action.
From Perez losing vision, to Gasly visiting the medical centre to Kmag having a nerve issue in his back and Ricciardo complaining of exacerbated soreness of the spine, and Sainz calling for action to be taken.
All outside of Mercedes orbit.
Shall we go about "blaming" these and then calling just deserts when the coin flip TD doesn't go a specific team/drivers way?
Some people are more upset with Mercedes for beating the drum loudest, than other teams telling their drivers to shut up and carry on.
It's like the bias is magnetically blinding some to the reality that this wasn't a uniquely Mercedes problem.
As for the Russell quote, thats selective bias.
Headline hyperbole is great for titillation, but he did say there were no guarantees and caveated that every car is different. Stands to reason, right?It certainly wont help them, but there’s no guarantees it would bring them closer to us. We know if it was on our car it would make us slower. There’s no guarantees, every car is different.