Renault's TMD was entirely an aero device. It had one function - to control the car's position relative to the road and give consistent aero performance. That's what it was for and all it did. Nothing else.djos wrote: ↑Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:53 amI agree.bluechris wrote: ↑Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:05 pmThat is what i am saying from the beginning and its what Newey pointed but then he kept quiet.apexcontrol wrote:it isnt legal. at 300km the aero change is huge.
https://drivetribe.com/p/aerodynamics-o ... rnTlzA-XCQ
I believe RedBul will play the aero card when they see how they compare to Mercedes, then but bye DAS.
Even though Mercedes i think don't need DAS to be dominant this year again.
IMO if the FIA can ban Renault's TMD using Aero as a rationale (and a flimsy one at that), they can sure as hell declare DAS to be "a movable aero device" as it very clearly changes the cars drag properties buy straightening the front wheels, in-line with the air-flow, when the car is on a straight.
Until you can demonstrate that DAS is purely an aero device in the same way, then your argument is void. It's more likely that the device is intended to allow the front tyres to be cooled by reducing scrub on long straights. We know that running toe on a straight at 300km/h heats/wears the tyres. Removing that toe will cool/improve tyre wear. How much drag reduction will that toe removal give? Is it more or less beneficial than the tyre cooling/wear improvements?