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#6651 CL16

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 19:56

According to Michael Schmidt Mercedes was the first team to have a 2021 model in the wind tunel (before Singapore)


I’d imagine there’s more resources into 2021 already, which might be a good thing next season with maybe Ferrari or red bull taking a gamble on getting one season championship in before another lean spell.

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#6652 SonGoku

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 20:24

Writing off 2020 will be very hard for Ferrari and RBR because of the close gaps in pace right now instead of the earlier domination.

#6653 zibby43

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 20:32

Was that Hamilton’s last race on that gearbox?

 

He had a brand new one fitted for the US GP.



#6654 lewislorenzo

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 19:27

Straight line speed needs to be improved next year. It’s costing too much

#6655 4444

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 19:36

Straight line speed needs to be improved next year. It’s costing too much

Not at the expense of reduced cornering speed.



#6656 SonGoku

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 19:36

That engine was spectacular again vs Gasly. On Dutch tv they couldn't believe their eyes.

#6657 kernel

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 19:38

I’d imagine there’s more resources into 2021 already, which might be a good thing next season with maybe Ferrari or red bull taking a gamble on getting one season championship in before another lean spell.

 

2021 model was useless though as rules have been re-engineered since. Every team is nearly back to square one.



#6658 ARTGP

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 19:44

2021 model was useless though as rules have been re-engineered since. Every team is nearly back to square one.

 

Not really, even just concepts related to the 18" wheels will help.



#6659 FrontWing

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 19:47

Sensing a decline here, and the rise of Red Bull. The engine is now the third best on the grid and the car is draggy as hell. I do wonder whether Merc are in for a tough 2020.

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#6660 peroa

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 19:59

Sensing a decline here, and the rise of Red Bull. The engine is now the third best on the grid and the car is draggy as hell. I do wonder whether Merc are in for a tough 2020.

Everybody forgetting that this was what, Max's fifth PU of the year? while Lew and BOT were using only their third.



#6661 kernel

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 20:01

Everybody forgetting that this was what, Max's fifth PU of the year? while Lew and BOT were using only their third.

 

4th PU.



#6662 ferrarista

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 20:03

Everybody forgetting that this was what, Max's fifth PU of the year? while Lew and BOT were using only their third.

exactly, also here I see a lot of people who don’t remember what they ate yesterday. Mercedes will be the absolute favorite also next year, having put all the resources on 2020 since many weeks if not months.

#6663 SonGoku

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 21:31

Last years car was a diva, but the W10 is her diva daughter. Some examples: Suzuka S1 pace was gone in quali because of the wind. Both drivers complaining about the wind disturbing the balance of the car in Brazil. Following a car close for a long time hurts the engine (Bottas) and brake temps are on fire way too soon. Cooling the car was a big issue that needed to be solved (Austria). It must not be too hot, too cold, too windy for this car to perform and no car has to be in front of it...

#6664 Marklar

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Posted Yesterday, 01:23

4th PU.

5th, they took two grid penalties

#6665 teejay

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Posted Yesterday, 06:31

4th, 5th, 9th, whatever, it was certainly telling to see Lewis unable to pass, and then slowly begin to fall back on the run to the line, even with some side draft benefit. 

 

Very impressive progress by Honda, kudos to them. 



#6666 uraharakisuke

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Posted Yesterday, 14:46

Well the Toro Rosso would have less downforce then the Merc so you'd assume less drag. I wasn't massively surprised by Gasly pulling away, just disappointed.



#6667 w1Y

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Posted Yesterday, 14:52

I would assume the team have been working an awful lot on next years car. It must be obvious that they need to improve aero efficiency and outright power while maintaining advantages.

This year was about piling df onto the car due to the neg front wings and the hope is that it paid off massively at the start that they could switch early to next year to address those issues and that there is no desire to show their hand rhis year if possible.

They were always going to fall back this year after switching so early.

Edited by w1Y, Yesterday, 14:54.