Tickford's long-time driver made a sensational run over the summer season season to a Triple Eight Holden managed by the Workforce 18 single-car staff, an settlement that additionally features a degree of knowledge sharing between groups.
Whereas he stated he consulted many information of T8 stars Whincup and van Gisbergen on the weekend of Adelaide 500 – which noticed him end ninth Saturday and sixth Sunday – Winterbottom doesn’t intend to attempt to recuperate his set mounting sheets.
He was cautious as as to if this may be allowed below the T8 / T18 settlement anyway, however stated that this isn’t a means that he desires to borrow .
He thinks he would like that racing engineer Phil Keed function an middleman between the 2 groups as a result of he seeks to streamline the engineering course of after a very long time. passage in a staff of 4 vehicles.
"To be trustworthy, I let Phil be the correspondent between us, however I’ve a lot confidence in Phil and [Stuart McDonald] and to these guys," did he he declares.
"Actually, I don’t wish to know what the configuration is, as a result of I don’t wish to be dragged into" we’d like that, we’d like that ".
" The great facet of shifting away from 4 vehicles is that I wouldn’t have to fret about it. I’ve my automotive. In entrance of me, I wouldn’t have a man who tells me "I’ve an oversteer", when I’ve understeer. I wouldn’t have it now.
"It was one of many carrots I bought [to Team 18] I don’t become involved with all this stuff Phil and [Triple Eight] have a great relationship, I have no idea what he see, and what they see. "
Nonetheless, reviewing the information was a vital factor of Winterbottom to discover ways to get essentially the most out of T8 materials, which includes breaking with its habits cast over time. 13 years of driving at Tickford Fords.
"They merely drive in another way," he stated.
"13 years of what was imposed on you to drive in a technique or one other is reversed for this automotive.
" I have a look at the information, I can see what [the Triple Eight drivers] is doing
"I did the Tickford driving fashion in consequence that price me, and within the race [on Saturday] i I piloted the Triple Eight fashion and this can be very totally different.
"Folks suppose you may change, however when you find yourself below the pump, you come back to your consolation and what you probably did for 13 years. For those who drive this fashion, you must configure the automotive on this means, then you definately begin to lose the connection.
"Phil, specifically, simply performed me in. Even within the race," you do what's incorrect, you do what's incorrect "and he coaches it.
"If you're below stress otherwise you qualify and all the things goes 100 miles on the hour, you come again to what you understand.
"And it doesn’t work on this automotive.
" I didn’t go away till 10:30 am [on Saturday night] and the final two hours had been coaches. "Do that," "Why are you doing this" and 100 questions, and I'm simply following a brand new coach.
"Within the race, you may choose a rhythm, however quali is a variety of psychological stuff, it's arduous work."