Which is exactly why I said it is dumb. They don't think computer assisted steering could be done with hydraulics?Mudflap wrote: ↑Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:08 pmI think that's to prevent teams from developing fancy computer assisted steering.gruntguru wrote: ↑Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:28 amYet another dumb regulation. (No need to specify non-electric.)wuzak wrote: ↑Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:26 amFrom what I understand the power steering systems are hydraulic.
Fears in the early 2000s were that the electrically assisted systems could aid the driver in knowing when to steer, by having little or no assistance when steering was not desireable or by having more assistance when it was required.
The cars knew where they were on track through transponder and other electronic systems.
Edit: Found the regulation (2013 don't have later on this PC)
10.4.2 Power assisted steering systems may not be electronically controlled or electrically powered. No such system may carry out any function other than reduce the physical effort required to steer the car.
I wasn't referring to the carbon parts as such - like you said, they would either be in one piece or a million pieces. I was thinking of the part where they fine tune the toe angle. On a road car it would look something like this:bigpat wrote: ↑Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:55 pmGenerally if something is left loose, it gets worse. I don't think it's toe movement from kerbs, remember carbon suspension doesn't permanently deform, its intact or in pieces. I think that now in F1, shims/packers are used for suspension adjustment for better installation stiffness.
I think the electric power steering went AWOL. I would think there is a rotary potentiometer to indicate steering angle, to determine the amount of assistance for the amount of steering lock applied. If an adjusting bolt was left untightened then it could give an incorrect reading as to where the centre would be, and could get worse, which is what Vettel reported....
I haven't been able to find out the reason for the poor performance. Do you know for sure that the problem was definitely an incorrect front toe setting, that the setting was negative (toe-out), and that "normal" settings are positive (toe-in)? Please provide references if possible.
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