I shared this consideration with Nakamoto, who, at a certain point and probably due my insistence, questioned me.
"Why do you think Dani doesn't use winglets on his bike?" Nakamoto asked.
"I don't know," I answered. "Why?"
"Look, let me tell you something you don't know," Nakamoto prefaced, before revealing an intriguing and relevant event. "More than 20 years ago at Honda, we built the aerodynamically perfect bike. We tested it at Suzuka and it lapped over a second faster per lap than the bike we were racing with…more than one second."
"One second faster per lap? This is amazing!" I said, probably with my eyes wide open. "And did you race with that bike? I've never seen nor heard about it."
"Nobody but the Honda engineers have seen it," Nakamoto answered. "And no, this bike never raced because it was not possible to race with it."