Newer does not equate to better.
edit: Though the argument that Newey equates to better is hard to refute.
edit #2: Brawn back in it?
Edited by Pudu - 4/15/14 at 12:29am
I doubt that it can be copied. The descriptions are very general. MB will never reveal enough info for their competitors to reverse engineer their design. There is so much detail missing. Just the composition of the metals they use, the temperature and pressure they operate at were not revealed. These are very important data. There's just so much performance data missing.
I wouldn't be so sure of that. Renault and Ferrari presumably didn't do it because they didn't think of it, not because they couldn't. Knowing that it is possible and does work as intended, I think it's very likely that all three other engine manufacturers can figure out how to do it - they don't need Mercedes to spell it out for them. It's not like Honda is a little company with no R&D who can't research things like materials or operating temperatures on their own...
|3||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1:40.772||0.989||23|
|5||27||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India-Mercedes||1:41.175||1.392||16|
|9||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Racing-Renault||1:41.629||1.846||19|
Hamilton's position alone proves that to not be representative of the actual pace of the field. I'll be interested to see what advantage the new front wing gives the Mercs (like they needed more advantage, but at least it keeps 'em ahead of RBR )...
That quote is dated by now :D
Feels really weird that Alonsos Ferrari would be that close but I recon Mercedes just run max saving mode on the engine will want to run their first engine as long as they can while they are so dominant I recon why push it.
It would be quite a shocker if this would be an indication of true race pace though.
Riccardo once again outdrives Vettel and I won´t even mention Maldonado. It´s not even funny. Is he psyched by internet or something? He did a Hamilton into the pit wall and he spun on formation lap and then almost did it again fiddling with the wheel settings.
But that is no joke look at this insane what micro they have to do at race pace.
On my f1 inspired T500RS wheel I have like a fifth of those functions but it´s hard enough ;)