They did say porpoising was 90% of their problem, hopefully then can try to extract performance now with the next upgrades
Yeh. I think if they finally get it 100 percent sorted, the no side pods design might start to bear fruit.
They are clearly (from engineers to drivers) much happier with the car after these upgrades and it seems they are able to run the car much more at its proper potential. With less bouncing and instability, the confidence they both ha e in the car to drive on the limit will return as well.
If this holds in qualy and the race, I expect Ham and Russell might finish ahead of Sainz and Perez through sheer talent/driving pace.
The design route they have taken could put them in a good position , as no other team this year can realistically follow their design as I imagine it would take co plethora overhaul of engine packaging and cooling etc.