Racing Point will blow models based on MercedesApril 9, 2019
In the near future, the Racing Point team will begin to use the Mercedes team wind tunnel. According to the Racefans, received from the representative of the team, this will happen in the second half of the year, when the team will begin to develop a new car for 2020.
The team Racing Point, formerly known as Force India, is based at Silverstone, and since 2015 uses the wind tunnel Toyota Motorsport, located in Cologne, Germany. The transition to the pipe Mercedes in Brackley will significantly simplify the logistics for the delivery of models and increase efficiency.
It is not known exactly which of the Mercedes pipes is planned to be used: the old one, where it was possible to blow only models of 50% of the actual size, or a new one, where the work is going on with the maximum permitted by the 60% models. However, in Cologne, the team is blowing through just such models, so it is unlikely to decide to take a step back.
But this decision may provoke assumptions that the Racing Point is becoming the “junior team” of Mercedes – following the example of Haas and Ferrari. At the moment, Racing Point is already receiving power plants, gearboxes, electronics and hydraulics from Mercedes. Although, unlike Haas, the suspension develops independently.
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