Don't you think it's easier to sort out a car that lacks downforce than to rectify something with horrible mechanical grip?
Last year's car was horrible on both fronts. At least here, mechanically there is a leg to stand on, isn't there?
I personally think that downforce is by far the hardest thing to get right, more importantly downforce that comes with lesser drag penalty than the competitors'.
What Newey has got right year in year out with RB is consistently better downforce with less drag. And won all the championships in the years the second to last digit was 1.
Edit: this is why I keep saying I find the whole notion utterly ludicrous that was floated here "hey we made sure that the car basically works, now we start to add on downforce". Add downforce HOW? and WHY didn't you add the downforce to the launch spec car? Are f***ing you morons? Did you build the car in such way to help Force India and Williams to beat you so they get their fair share of the limelight too? i.e. ARE YOU F***ING MORONS???
- No, most likely, they aren't morons, they simply COULDN'T build a launch spec car with more downforce, as they did't know HOW. HOW to add more downforce without speed penalties, and with it being usable not the idiotic peak numbers downforce that last years car had. If they'd knew how, the downforce would have been on the car already at launch, not... erm... we think... it shows good signs in the factory... should be much faster when we put the improvements on... just takes time to manufacture... thingy they are on about now.
Effective downforce is the hardest thing to get right and it is the holy grail for why over men like Fallows and Prodromou court cases are started.
Edited by Force Ten, 22 April 2014 - 21:04.