Last year they had a big front downforce issue, I really don't understand this. The car never had a problem with front downforce before 2013, it was always the rear that was the issue. I cannot understand how the team can have forgotten how to get decent front downforce?
Maybe the higher nose has caused them problems in this area?
I'm just wondering if part of the fast/flowing corner problem is the front wing. No doubt they have tuned it to optimise the efficiency down straights, it maybe to the detriment of the corners.
The other problem could be that the front wing is conditioning the flows around the front tyres so that there is more of a cooling effect.
Also from a "heat" point of view it would be worth checking the heat transfer from the brakes, since it was cold and there is not much braking (ie. were the brakes overcooled).
But these are typical problems you encounter when you have a new chassis and it's still an unknown quantity. Other cars which are evolved from last years chassis will have an advantage in this respect.
Edited by WitnessX, 20 April 2014 - 14:07.