Originally Posted by JayBee
Design, engineer and win races with your own car and let us know how that goes....
I'm not criticising. What Oleg has done is remarkable, specially compared to what is big manufacturers, who are still at a level well below.
But I just wanted to get the designers opinion. Because I think it is a valid question. Oleg has just described well the issues with shaft drive. And by going belt drive you obviously get rid of those particular issues at once. The other way is to try and design around those issues like Oleg is now doing.
And of course belt drive have other issues but at the same time all other manufacturers have chosen this compromise, and it is a fact you get some benefits from that configuration. I'm not saying belt is better, I'm not saying shaft is worse. I'm just interested.
What is better and what compromises are preferred is imo open for debate and I'm happy to have got Oleg's opinion.