well lets hope we can keep this thread clean, because last years team thread, was the worst i ever experienced, in my many years here, some of the diehard Ric. fans was just .....
About the car. Im honestly not that optimistic, but offcourse hope to be proven wrong :-) Why, well i think we have a good team responsible for the car, if key is completely top notch im not 100% convinced yet, i honestly thought the 35 lacked to much in some areas, or translated, they didnt resolve enough of the issues from the 34. That dissapointed me a bit. The 35, when it peaked, on tracks that suited, it was very good. But also mediocre at other tracks that didnt suit it. But there has since been some nice articles explaining, that the route taken with 33-35 evolvement, there where deficiencies inbuilt you just couldnt iron out without concept change, and offcourse makes sense.
Now about the 36. What makes me a bit worried. The tech team seem good, has been together for some time, the structures seem to be in place, finally updated cfd, BUT ONE THING, the windtunnel, one of the absolute most important tools, and we rent a old one, that on top is a logistic nightmare, going back and forward. Now for the last couple of years we had the same concept that just evolved. And we could confirm everything on track. Now as i understand, whitnessed over the years, the tunnel/track correlation seem ok, but what the tunnel lacks, as far i read in interviews, is the ability to simulate the more complex scenarios. Now mclaren where very good at handling that, and evolving the 33-35 concept. But with a complete white piece of paper, completely new aero concept, that needs to be examined/analyzed/understood from scratch, i cant help to think that the windtunnel is a big disadvantage. I hope to be proven wrong :-) that the tech team finds some golden bullets.
At the same time it has also been mentioned in interviews. That if you get it wrong in 22, it will be difficult to solve due to the restrictions, but as of 23 most teams will follow the same path, decided by the 22 results/learnings
So lets hope for a good season