I couldn't find anyone else having started a topic on the new Ferrari challenger. Apologies if it does exist.
I have read recently that the orientation of the PU components and one of the major keys to the success of Merc is now understood; however the reason for the big push from Ferrari and RB to extended the development deadline was simply because they knew they wouldn't have enough time to get the system built before the current Feb deadline.
Therefore the teams really have a difficult decision ahead of them; do they:
- Start with a very unreliable PU which the architecture of the Merc system and upgrade on reliability grounds throughout the year, or
- Don't adopt the Merc layout for 2015 due to time constraints and simply make the existing system as reliable and powerful as possible even though this will fall short of Merc
It all comes down to the regulations for 2016 and whether we will be abandoning the current power units or not.
If we are going to abandon the current engine regs better to go with option 2 and pick up as many points as possible during 2015.
Politics is ruling F1 as usual.
Good to hear that Seb is spending the whole month at Maranello. His worth ethic wont be the reason he doesn't achieve success if the trophy's don't come.