- Oct 27, 2017
Bit late, only just heard watching a bit of the FP1 replay - RIP Charlie :(
I don't support anyone in F1, I just enjoy watching good racing. I do prefer Verstappen because he's such a great talent but I'm not too fussed on the result as long as we have good battles on the track.
No you didn’t, he really does have a good name :)
I’ll make my house available for you guys when that happens.
Nobody believed, but I’ve been dumb enough to hope for it for years now, what would have made this year different :(
Maybe Williams have secretly developed the most advanced and powerful sandbags ever.
Well, I have my own Milch preference.
I’ve let them lie to me once again, and I fell for it AGAIN.
Agreed. Fuck me
That's a great idea. I'd welcome you two to my place but I need a new coffee table first.
The manipulation of air around a car is the single biggest performance differentiator in F1 - and collectively the teams employ hundreds of people and spend many millions of pounds on refining it to find that crucial extra bit of speed.
I am one of the people who does that. I am a senior aerodynamicist for an F1 team and I hope to try to explain to you some of the secrets behind F1 cars.
I can't tell you my name, or where I work, because my team would not want me to be doing this. F1 is a secretive world. So let's just call me The Secret Aerodynamicist.
Because of the need to back out the ends of the wing so much, the Ferrari is always going to struggle to match the Mercedes style for absolute load. As the teams develop through the season, putting on more and more downforce at the back of the car, Ferrari might struggle to balance it out at the front. If so, that would give them a car hamstrung with understeer which just won't turn into the corners.
On the Ferrari, there are already clues that they might be trying to compensate elsewhere for a lack of downforce generated from the front wing.
Ferrari's philosophy could not only give them problems balancing the car front to rear as the season progresses, but also limit the amount of total downforce it can create. As the season goes on, I wouldn't be surprised to see Mercedes out-develop them, while the Scuderia find themselves stuck down a blind alley.
I've read the article and honestly it's very basic technical knowledge first, then a lot of whats and ifs afterwards. Also, this person avoids going into details on anything basically, so this article doesn't mean jackshit like this tbh.
"As the season goes on, I wouldn't be surprised to see Mercedes out-develop them, while the Scuderia find themselves stuck down a blind alley."
Good, I’ve booked my flight. See you Monday!
Just give up already and give the trophy to Lewis and Mercedes.
Ha, I was saying the same thing to a coworker yesterday. I should contribute to the BBC!
They are perhaps "holding back", but I'd much rather believe Ferrari's own narrative (and AMuS) that they were hampered by set-up issues, and their car, whilst 'planted' was very understeery compared to the Mercedes.
Its another of the thinfs I wonder if F1 would consider simplifying. The driver changing his diff does sod all for the show, these wheels are like £30k each.
The insinuation from Horner seemed to be that either A) they would get more value for their money from Honda because Red Bull can put input into the design or B) Honda is just plain charging them less. Hopefully it's A and not B, because you get what you pay for usually
They used to be in good term with Renault till they started shit talking them.The insinuation from Horner seemed to be that either A) they would get more value for their money from Honda because Red Bull can put input into the design or B) Honda is just plain charging them less. Hopefully it's A and not B, because you get what you pay for usually
Speaking of McLaren.....why don't they make their own engines? They make hyper cars. Unless they don't make those engines either and i've been living a lie my whole life