Cs98 wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:37 pm
AeroDynamic wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:23 pm
Complaining about straight line advantage on a track that rewards cornering speed and downforce? The Red Bull with its rake and general downforce strengths wasn't an advantage in max's lap time at all?
The merc wasn't designed to be fast around those tracks, The Ferrari and RB were better suited. That pole lap was marvellous. On that circuit with a driver doing a very perfect lap in a car that wasn't best suited to do perfect out there
I agree that it was a fantastic lap. But regarding the Merc not being suited Mr Allison begs to disagree.
That telemetry that was posted really speaks for itself, even on a track like Singapore the straight line speed difference was massive. Accounting for way more than 3 tenths.
He's simply debunking the myth that long wheel base is the main reason mercedes can't compete with shorter wheel base cars around corners.
You want to cherry pick car performance based on the team / driver: when its Hamilton in the merc, you credit the straight line pace for the competitive lap time but give no credit to Max's car for Max's lap time despite being in the car which thrives on corners and circuits like Singapore and Monaco.
I suppose you think the red bull was only slower than Merc on the straights because of its engine? and not its rake/downforce philosophy?
funny because hes driving a car geared more towards efficiency and straight line speed this year and probably the same people who would make your argument are going to credit Charle's Ferrari for his cornering speed this year. We're in Singapore this weekend and surprise surprise, people don't expect the Red Bull to be better suited to Singapore than the Ferrari.
The Merc was not better suited in philosophy to Singapore or Monaco as the RB was. Max can't do much about Lewis' Mercedes straight line advantage, neither could Lewis do anything about Max's RB cornering advantage. In fact, no driver can do anything about any other drivers car strengths or weaknesses except find lap time. Lewis found it perfectly with basically little to nothing left on the table. Max basically tried to do the same thing in Saudi Arabia last year with a car that wasn't designed to go so fast on straights, he was pushed to find the limit in the corners and dance with it to perfection but lost it unfortunately for him.