their race pace may be better than rest of the midfield but seemingly a bit short of being able to make up for their woeful qually defecit.
I'm sorry guys while qualli is important no way is qualifying pace more important than race pace thats nonsense. Even at Bahrain where they had their worst quailifying in 11th and 17th they were still able to get back to best of the rest behind the top 3 before they DNF'd late in the race.
Only two or three out of 21 tracks have no or virtually no overtaking chances where qualli is key. That is nowhere near ALOT, the rest of the tracks if your slow in the race there is a good chance you will get overtaken. Prime is example is Haas. Almost every race so far this year they were the best midfield qualifier yet went backwards most of those races due to poor race pace. Leaving qualli start positions where they are and taking into account where both teams should have finished on race pace (from the data available) minus driver mistakes, DNFs etc Renault end up on around 34 WCC points vs Haas 21 at this point even ahead of McLaren as well with similar adjustments.
Also the new aero regs allow a car to follow much closer to the car in front than before and with less aero wake as well which obviously helps with overtaking this season.
Edited by goldenboy, 16 May 2019 - 12:17.