I fail to see how if the FIA declare something legal that that isn't the end of it, presumably it goes though whatever tests the FIA deem necessary, so what changes between then and a couple teams complaining?
The FIA doesn't
declare it legal...the team ask Charlie the head scrutineering guy and he gives what amounts to an informed opinion but is not binding and then nothing happens,,everything goes forward,,,then a competitor who feels disadvantaged, rather than compete asks to have it banned under some rule they think covers said innovation...THEN,,the FIA gets officially involved and makes a decision.
ANybody...do I have it wrong?
There are two things in this world that take no skill: 1. Spending other people’s money and 2. Dismissing an idea.