Post by keefy Post by ~misfit~ Post by News
Note the claim HAM denied having it, but Toto confirms having it. OOPS!
Horner's a whiney little bitch. "It", so called 'party mode' (the
phrase was coined by Hamilton, not Horner / RBR) is simply the
highest of many engine modes and is nothing special (hence
Haimlton's denial of a special mode). All Toto confirmed was that
Hamilton called the high setting 'party mode' on the radio and in
one interview. All manufacturers have various settings but Mercedes
did the best job of building a PU. Because RBR don't have the most
powerful PU they want to cripple it. The whole article smacks of
sour grapes and does F1 no favours.
These modes confuse me. Having never heard or read what they actually
consist of I think they would be different fuel and ignition mappings.
Such data is normally stored in the ECU to the best of my knowledge,
but we are told F1 uses a standard ECU. So that would suggest that
all modes are available to all teams. And yet the knowledge I have
about ICEs tells me that each different one requires different fuel
and ignition mappings anyway. So what am I missing? Is it related to
ERS? But would those settings not be stored within the ECU as well?
Yes yes and yes. They have standard ECUs but the software / firmware that
the Mercedes PUs run on that ECu is different to what the Ferraris run (for
instance). (Previous to this year the software was different between teams
also, supplied with the PU but not the same as the manufacturer ran. This
means that full beans for Mercedes (aka "party mode") is exactly the same as
full beans for Williams.)
The settimgs that can be changed are, as you say fuel and ignition. However
there are also boost levels and how much of the electrical energy is used to
pre-spool the turbo to keep boost up as opposed to delivered to the back
wheels via the MGU-K. Also there is little harvesting (and it is done
differently) on a flying qually lap. They start the lap with a full ES so
over that lap they effectively have considerably more power than the PU can
sustain over a race at their disposal. Etc.
This explains it quite well;
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)