Belgium will prove if progress is been made
By Andrew Hooper
August 25 2019
As the ROKiT Williams Team prepares for the next round of the 2019 F1 season in Belgium there has been a lot of discussion regarding the apparent progress that was made in Hungary. The team had introduced various updates in the German Grand Prix but it would not be until Hungary that the team appeared to make progress. But even with these results in Hungary there has been a lot of discussion as to whether these steps forward will continue to see improvements in Belgium.
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Autosport has another article today with some interesting stuff from Carter on Williams's work on correlating data from the factory with the track: Williams must "keep perspective" over rapid gains with 2019 F1 car
Quote:And this sounds strange to me in 2 wayssenior race engineer Dave Robson
"So now as we do these development tests and correlation tests the data quality and quantity are both off the scale compared to where we used to be," he said.
"You need the tools to process that data at the same rate as we gather it as well.
"You have to have matched gear pairs across the whole business.
"There's no point having the best rakes in the world and doing the best experiments in the world and not having the analysis tools of the same calibre to support them.
"Now we go round the whole loop a lot quicker. It's not just about designing the car, it's designing the tools to design the car."
1st: Seems as team slept last few years and now awoke looked around and.... "we need data, more data, better data!!!"
2nd: " it's designing the tools to design the car" ??? really? is Williams in position to do all this by themselves? aren't there industrial standards or proven partners, or outsourcing way of doing this? This brings situation when if sth goes wrong you will never know if you made mistake designing car or designing tools, or both... weird.
None of the things above are unreachable for a team in size of Williams.