mkhammer wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:11 am
Noni wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:47 pm
Mercedes has designed a new revolutionary steering device that helps cool the tyres. Being 100% mechanical, this appears to be legal in terms of the FIA. Will probably see a few teams protest, but I think will pass. Probably see more teams copy the idea.
Driving at speeds on the straights, your wheels tend to tow out. By pushing the steering wheel away from you, this aligns the wheels straight, causing less drag and heat in the tyres.
Why I love Formula 1
I know we need some kinda limits and controls in F1 to make it halfway competitive...but sometimes
wish it was a Technical/Mechanical free for all...see what they could really do with the cars...
Sure there must be some developments in F1 that we don't get to see maybe...cos can't be used
Obviously would mean the wealthier teams would have all the advantages,but they do now anyway
at the moment.
Yeah Mate...the Technical stuff is really interesting,more interesting than some of the races at
I would love it too if it was a free-for-all. The 70’s and 80’s would have been great times to be involved in F1. But alas that’s not the world we live in now.
It’s been announced today that the DAS system will be banned from next season. Personally I think this is a good way of dealing with developments like this.
Developments should be categorized into two groups. Developments that would benefit the road car industry and developments that would not.
The DAS system would not.
Therefore, allow Mercedes to run it this year. They then get the benefit of their ingenuity for one season.
Next season Mercedes would not have the advantage of it whether it was allowed or not.
If it was allowed then by that time every team would have it. Therefore no advantage to Mercedes.
Or if it was banned then no team would have it. Also no advantage to Mercedes. Therefore banning it is the better option because it potentially saves the other teams a whole chunk of money - money that could be spent on different developments.
If however a team came up with a development that would be beneficial to the road car industry then that development should be allowed to remain and developed further.
Regarding your comment about the wealthier team having the advantage, remember, we have the budget cap coming so the will go some way to levelling the playing field.
And with that in mind I think now is the time they should be relaxing some of the restrictions that have been enforced in the name of cost-saving. That way different teams may have different ideas about what gives more 'bang for you buck' and end up taking different development routes that will lead to more diversity.
That idea is not in the regulation yet but if that doesn't come in the next few years I think that will be an opportunity lost.