Per Abiteboul on Autohebdo:
- Plans were caught off guard by COVID in 2020 as it delayed new regulations
- There was a lot of carry over from 2019 to 2020 car despite new aero concept
- So they will be able to do wholesale change to the car for 2021 (Evolution will be as big as in 2020)
- Two of the Tokens will be used around suspensions in order to improve rear end aerodynamics
It's a bit confusing.
Point number 2 doesn't seem to complement point number 3 in my mind. However, an evolution as big as 2020 is exciting to me!
Point number 4, My guess is they studied the Mercedes solution and will run a bit of a copy cat design in the placement of the arms.
It's a little disappointing that they have not tried to get some mileage on the new engine. The new engine sounds promising, but I don't trust easily. If they want to win the title in '22, it will be difficult to come with something so unproven like a new engine concept, let alone the new chassis.
Edited by ARTGP, 04 January 2021 - 23:02.