Project Four wrote:Regarding the Ferrari brake balance adjustment, there are two levers / adjustors. On the right of the cockpit is a selector switch that selects which axle the brake adjustment is to be performed on and also on the right, but behind the steering wheel is a lever which sets the percenatge brake adjustment.
This is information relevant to the F2007, the F2008 may have the adjustment in different locations
How does that make sense? Are you implying that they change brake bias side to side as well as front to back? Isnt that illigal as per the regs? To me that seems analogous to McLaren's "third pedal" that was outlawed some years back.
The McLaren third-brake (Fiddle Brake) was banned in 1998 as it allowed the driver to brake a single wheel. It was outlawed on the basis of 'as the system primary purpose was not braking, but steering'
The Ferrari system (Quickshift) mechanically adjusts the brake balance. The selector switch allows the driver to select axle (front or rear) and the lever (like a sequential gearbox) varies the percentage of balance.
Therefore, I think this is adjusting balance rather than allowing the driver to brake an individual wheel and therefore legal.
Haven't worked out what the relationship is between the axle selection and the percentage adjustment and what this is doing.