“I’m not going to name any names, but I think that some teams have already found a way to automate the starting procedure and reduce to the minimum the chance of spinning the wheels under acceleration,” he explained.
“I’m not saying someone’s cheating, even though we’ve received some conflicting information at Toyota. But having analyzed the behaviour on the track both now and in the tests in December, the changes between them are many - and in several cases suspicious.”
Ciro Pabón wrote:All the guys that jumped on McLaren automatically, please send your PMs asking for forgiveness to my mail box.
Spencifer_Murphy wrote:So what you're suggesting shaddock is that the ECU is programmed so that "level 1" is with the engine almost as if it's tuned down, at a given point the ECU will switch to "level 2" with more power & torque, then level 3, 4, 5...
Almost like an automatic gearbox switches between ratios at a gievn point?
In essence the car's power is grandually unleashed in such a way that its only let loose when the car is traveling at such a speed that it can do so (almost) without spinning the wheels?
Or have I completely misunderstood?
axle wrote:The only limitation is that the map changing can't be automatic...the driver has to control it via the wheel...I believe this is why there are entry/mid/exit buttons on the Ferrari wheel.
Shaddock wrote:axle wrote:The only limitation is that the map changing can't be automatic...the driver has to control it via the wheel...I believe this is why there are entry/mid/exit buttons on the Ferrari wheel.
But you could wire the ECU to the gear change paddles. 1st gear would give you map 1 with a limit on the amount of torque the engine produces (up to the limit of traction) at 19k the drive changes into 2nd and the engine swaps to map 2 with a higher torque limit all the way into top. This isn't TC in the true sense (no feedback), more launch control, but it would work. It would be relatively straight forward on a laptop before the race stared to fine tune these limits depending on track temp - humidity etc.
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