axle wrote: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.
Yes they could but then it's not under the drivers control as such and so that would make it illegal AFAIK.
Hmmm, grey area. As the driver makes conscious decision requiring physical action to change gear then it isn’t automatic in that sense. You could put a switch on the steering wheel to disable this function or make it so that a gentle or hard (depending on driver preference) flick of the paddles swaps maps along with the gear ratio.