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Re: Technically what is wrong with FW41???
Posted by: Znappe
Date: 11/03/2018 10:27
The car is a mix between Red Bulls high rake philosophy and last years Ferrari sidepod design with other ideas like insane sidepod undercut etc.
Clearly we have gone for a big aero efficiency and bigger downforce compared to our other cars which is giving us the problems.

Apart from what Paddy said about the issues i hope that the increased df wont chew the tyres too much (do you guys remeber 2010-2012 Merc?).

Almost all the teams had this issue during testing with the tyres being shredded after some stints and the newly resurfaced tarmac in Barcelona wasnt as abbrassive as it will be on the other circuits.

Its safe to guess that we will be using the sim ALOT now and some fixes will be made but if they will work is another question.
We will get the real answers in fp's in Melbourne but i think we will be searching for the answers even in FP2 there instead of fine-tune the car for qualy and the race like other teams will be doing, judging how manu test sessions now we spend with understanding the tyres/car.

If our fixes wont work from the start we will be very far behind, even if the car will be fast on paper, when you have issues with getting into the corners and out of them, even Sauber could be faster if they find good setup faster then us.

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