Shafto wrote:I would be willing to bet that the designers/engineers know the rules that they are according with and will not intentionally break them
2007 Ferrari flexi floor / Spygate
2007 Mclaren bridgewing
2005 BAR fuel tank episode
2003 Michelin tire width
1995 Toyota WRC team and use of illegal turbo's
I have been apart of a few open wheel teams in the SCCA. We have bent and broken so many rules and got caught on a few of them. Its the name of the game.
ex. Suspension components on one of "the cars" (wont say who or what as we still do it and it is in fact illegal) we have found the color combination used on the spec wishbones for the class of car we run. We have now made lighter components as well as used different lengths with modified mounting locations and painted them back to perfect to match. Over the last 7 years, not a single question has been raised. We have 100% broke the rules, but until we get caught, it won't change.
Racing is all about pushing and even breaking the rules where ever possible interpretation of the rules by each individual teams is what makes the sport go round, and finding the next clever thing is the trick. If you can hide it, seal it, beat it, or get away with it in racing..... do it. If you get caught, deny deny deny and say you thought it was right according to the rules.
And until RB either get caught, disclose or otherwise get found out how their wing works, use it and abuse it. It beats the tests but still, is obviously stumping everyone else.
In the meantime, theorizing how and what they do to make it work, and seeing these rather dramatic failures is what drives this thread. The genius behind these bits are what keeps me coming back, and I love to sit here and lurk and read....