marcush. wrote:where is the loophole? I cannot see this.
You have to run exactly what you brought
to the crash test and you need to submit that chassis to the test before even officially testing.so at best you could have done a rollout and straightline testing before crashtesting...no chance to upgrade the tub ...or am i getting something wrong here?
What happen if you fail the crash test?
I´m pretty sure you come back with a modified tub/chassis, otherwise if you homologate the tub before the crash test, you are out for a year.-No?
Therefore I would think, that you homologate after you pass the test, as you have tested, and will probably need to supply the lay-up book /specs etc.
Not sure about the chassis numbers in F1, but things like F 109-#0 and F 109-#00 would be a possibility for this (crash test / mock-up) purpose.
If all is o.k. and the process is agreed on and stable you would start with your full production tub´s/chassis No.´s for race/test purpose.
Similar to "Zero"-series (0-Serie) production runs in OEM.
Just a thought