Currently Drivers are allowed to control/cycle/change between brake bias settings (as i understand this) so the settings for the brakes, hybrid recovery, and other various things can be controlled by driver.astracrazy wrote: ↑Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:52 amI don't think that's 100% correct, yes it would impact his career (unofficially) but I don't think there is going to be lawsuits. Your essentially suggesting if somebody outs a cheater, the cheater is found guilty, then the cheater can take the individual to court and the law would be on the cheats side. I'm sure the law would be on the individual side not the cheats.Emag wrote: ↑Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:24 pmHighly doubt it. There would obviously be contract clauses in place for those sort of things. If he did indeed do it, and Renault proves that, Nico would face some very expensive lawsuits, not to mention getting his reputation destroyed. Not worth the risk of killing your career to get some petty "revenge".
There would be non-disclosure clauses of course, but I'm sure it would fall apart if the tech is illegal because there is a point where it could become blackmail.
Normally the driver would not be told enough details in the first place.
ARTICLE 11 : BRAKE SYSTEM
11.1.4 Any change to, or modulation of, the brake system, other than any movement of the minimal flexible parts described in Article 11.4 to 11.6, whilst the car is on the track must be made by the driver's direct physical input or by the system referred to in Article 11.9, and may not be pre‐set.
3 pre-set settings?
In the sense, the 'DRIVER pre-sets this system..' a grey area
The Renault mode has a reset for every lap so the driver re-sets the setting manually, and the car knows where on the track to alters the bias, but only if the driver sets this beforehand.
If the driver didn't re-set the system then the car wouldn't know, so instead of the driver fiddling with buttons all the way round they just 'prime' the system and then re-do this every lap.
Not sure if the setting also controls recovery and other things, like maybe a party mode where the bias helps towards recovery for example during a cool-down lap..
But anyway, most of this is hear-say, hopefully we get and answer soon