The biggest difference between the Active Camber Control(ACC) and the OCP is that the ACC relies on electronical control while the OCP is more mechanical, if not absolutely mechanical. But i'm not sure if the FIA would approve new technologies others did not have a look at. They would go against anything now that loosens competition.Anonymous wrote:PLus I notice De La Rosa was driving an MP4-19 without a strut between its twin-keel.
I gather mclaren is set to introduce an Active Camber Control technology which was once presented by mercedes back in 2001(in Tokyo I think...) on an experimental car called F400 Carving. Looks like an even more effective variant to Renault-Michelins OCP(Optimum Contact Patch) technology.
Active Camber Control used on F400 Carving increases cornering speed by about 20%.
The ride-hight of the car is not changed, so nope-its not active suspension. Active suspension & active camber are two very different things!! And as far as I know the FIA makes no mention of use of active camber in the technical regulations so it should be legal to use - for now...joseff wrote:The FIA won't allow the F400 Carving's system because it's active suspension.
The presence of OCP (OPT) on 2003 Renaults is usually signified by increased wheel offset (ie. flatter wheel dish)