Mandrake wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:24 pm
DChemTech wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:19 pm
Chene_Mostert wrote: ↑
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:14 pm
the only reason they are open with "DAS" is because it is visible.
Still Mercedes did address the legality of DAS with FIA themselves, which already is a completely different mindset than that of Ferrari.
Up to now we still do not know what DAS actually does for a benefit. Merc probably told the FIA it is completely not aero. Once a clever mind comes up it has a considerable aero benefit you can expect all hell breaking loose on Mercs DAS as well. If Ferrari were able to outsmart the fuel flow in a way other competitors were not, they wozuld surely not ask the FIA if that was possible as the FIA would close that loophole immediately (which they did later with the introduction of the 2nd sensor)
Correct, as stated in a previous post, if other teams suspect the benefits are (mainly) in active aero/suspension, other teams could and should protest, and the FIA needs to re-evaluate accordingly. So let's call DAS provisionally legal. The main difference with Ferrari remains, they were not secretive about it. Not to the other teams and not to the FIA. Of course, how they would act towards other teams could be different if DAS was not
visible. But that's speculation.