siskue2005 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:20 pm
dans79 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:03 pm
zibby43 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 23, 2021 8:58 pm
Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but my understanding is that the problem is with the robustness of the actuator, and re-designing that part would require a token.
That's correct, it's a 1 token change (see page 124).
https://www.fia.com/sites/default/files ... -06-28.pdf
So they cannot change it for the last 2 races?
22.7.4 b is the only rule that I'm aware of that would allow them to revert to a previous revision.
In the case an HC component has been revised either through the use of tokens, or
before its homologation date but does not meet the Competitors expectations, it will
be permitted to revert back to the original specification of this HC component within
five Competitions from its first introduction. Any tokens used may not be re-used for
other purposes, and the new specification must be discarded.
However the freeze date for DRS components was the middle of last season. Thus unless they spent a token in the last 5 races to modify it, they are stuck with it till the end of the season!
edit: it's worth noting the Homologation rules have these 2 extra bits of information.
possible to homologate 2 options for different levels of downforce
attached to the rear wing flap. linkages to achieve different kinematic characteristics are allowed