I know, I already posted something very similar in a very similar thread...
But that is neither here nor there as the genius of the system lies in Mercedes placing it in the location they did.
So, placing the key hole right behind an overextended accelerator pedal would make it legal?
This is no different from 2010 except in the presence of an intermediate mechanical link.
Sorry but it is totally different to the 2010 F-Duct.
The 2010 F-Duct was operated by the driver Directly
. The only reason for the driver putting his glove over the hole was to operate the F-duct.
The MGP "F-Duct" system is not operated by the driver, it is operated as a secondary function of the DRS wing opening. The driver is operating the DRS wing when he presses the button, not the F-duct, very
different to the 2010 F-duct systems which were being, again, directly activated by the drivers hand.
In summary the DRS wing is operating the F-duct as a secondary function, not the driver.
You could argue this solution has zero driver involvement and purely works as a 100% passive system reacting to the change of air flow caused by the DRS flap opening. The function of the button pressed by the driver is to open the DRS not to activate the F-duct, that's a by-product just like a by-product of the driver pressing the accelerator pedal is an increase in downforce in most areas of the car due to the higher air flow generated by the increased speed of the car, does that mean now that the drivers can not press the accelerator?
Regarding placing a hole under say the accelerator pedal of the driver - It is not the same number of processes detached from the driver
Your Pedal example:
Driver > Pedal > F-Duct opening.
(1.Driver operates Pedal, 2.Pedal covers F-duct opening.)
MGP DRS F-duct:
Driver > Button > DRS > F-Duct opening.
(1.Driver operates DRS button, 2.DRS Button activates DRS flap, 3.DRS flap exposes F-duct.)
Without getting into a whole heap of debates on how that is different and the implications of the differences, simply showing you that the MGP solution is more detached from the driver than a hole under the accelerator pedal is and nothing like the way the 2010 solution was activated regarding driver involvement.