Engineers Team Lotus Renault GP told about the features of the settings on the new highway fireballs Budh.
Motor: The track includes a number of direct and different characteristics of the corners. This means that there must be a high maximum speed and responsiveness of the engine and the smooth transfer of power.
Brakes: In the first, fourth and fifth turns brakes will be subjected to high loads, but overall this track is not too demanding for them. On the long straight before the fourth turn of the brakes time to cool off.
Suspension: The new route is unknown the exact location of curbs and stiffness, as well as the presence of irregularities in the pavement. Because of this, it is difficult to predict the damper settings and suspension. The first few days on the road will be decisive for the collection of information. First track will be inspected visually, and then additional data will be collected on Friday in free practice.
Rear wing: Track Budh in terms of downforce level similar to that of Suzuki and Barcelona, that is the rear wing will be set for a couple of steps below the maximum value.
Tires: Pirelli tires will bring to the stage of Soft and Hard, which is a rather conservative choice for the new route. The weather promises to heat up to 36 degrees and the temperature of the asphalt will be very large. So we can expect blistering wheels.
Front wing: Downforce on the front axle must be high to reduce understeer, especially in the 10th and 11th turns.
Annotations to the track:
Rotation 3 is very wide, which will help overtaking. It is also one of the slow corners, leading to the longest straight line, so that overtaking will be possible and in turn, and to follow a straight line.
Longest line must provide the highest speed – predictions suggest around 320 km / h.
The analysis covers the route from Pirelli has shown that asphalt is the average level in terms of stiffness to the tires – it's not too smooth, but not too abrasive. Coverage Analysis and irregularities will begin after the arrival of teams on the road.
The turn 4 at the end of the longest line – another place that could help overtaking. There's also the hardest braking point on the road – another aspect that helps the attack.
Turns 9.8 shall require the machine quickly change directions. It is unclear, as there will be curbs attack – it will become clear after the team's arrival at the track.
Rotate 10 goes down and brings directly to the 11th – this is one of the most exciting parts of the track. This section is visible from the main grandstand whose capacity – 13 000 spectators. This duty is rotated danger understeer, and machine settings will be determined accordingly.
Turns 13-14 vehicles require a good change of direction. The machine must be stable to react quickly.
Rotate 16 – has a wide part of the road, aiming at the possibility of making overtaking.