F1 » Development focus split three ways at Lotus

Lotus has added preparations for the new F1 regulations in 2014 to the ongoing development of both its 2012 and 2013 cars.

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Kevin - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 2:16 PM

This is a team with limited resources acting as though it has the luxury of focusing on three seasons at once. Poor managers often believe they are smarter than they actually are. Lotus has behind the curve all season, chasing tricks and expending resources on gadgets not being used, distracted by seasons not yet in process. Winning requires focus against teams far less diluted or delusional. They seem to feel they can believe themselves onto the top step, without actually focusing on that end result.


October 22, 2012 5:24 PM

This is exactly what I was trying to explain/talking about the other day on the “Rosberg eyes change in luck” page.
Everybody must be working on three projects at the same time this time (split resources) the present car, next year's car and the 2014 car, but not all at the same level and intensity, some might have lost hope for this year before the others, some might have more resources then others that is apart from the fact that only two have the added burden of having to also produce the engine for 2014, I believe that at least the two which are really fighting it out for the championship between themselves they are still concentrating more on this year's car and less on next year's car, which means they are more concentrated on this year's car and the 2014 car believing that their present car will still be good for next year.

mani - Unregistered

October 23, 2012 2:34 AM

Blown Diffuser will be useless in 2014. The team will still develop it throughout the mid season of 2013 and then focus heavily on 2014 i believe.

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