myurr wrote:They haven't. Mercedes asked Whiting for an opinion. That's not an official ruling, and the protest will not involve Whiting making a decision.
Thats the problem, the whole system is f**ked.
Before any potentially controversial part goes on the car, the team should ask the FIA - is this legal - and get a definitive answer.
None of this opinion from Charlie sh!t.
Couldn't agree more with you. The system in it's current form is a total joke. Think about the hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars Lotus wasted working on the re-active height system not to mention time, only to be told it is illegal after having been told earlier that it was ok.
Same goes for Merc GP, they have put all this effort into the system, asked Charlie the Tech Director of F1 if it is OK and he has said yes, if you can't trust the word of the Tech Director of F1 then who's word can you trust on an F1 tech matter... it is a total joke and it makes me sad that F1 has come to this.
More and more it is just about getting new innovations banned or writing new rules to limit any new innovation, in a few years we will just have a stock car formula.
I know F1 has always had politics but it's simply getting out of hand.
Stop the sour grapes and build a better car.