GPR-A wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:19 am
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/bene ... 55/?nrt=54
nzjrs wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:42 pm
GPR-A wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:24 pm
Mandela effect. A non existent truth makes up a world of their liking for some people.
Sorry, could you share the part about how the traction control (or general) software had to be recompiled and reuploaded in order to be usable. I hadn't seen that bit before.
Two conditions had to be satisfied before the computer would apply "launch control": First, the software had to be enabled either by recompiling the code, which would take some minutes, or by connecting the lap-top PC as outlined above, which could be done in a matter of seconds.
Secondly, the driver had to work through a particular sequence of up-down gear shift paddle positions, a specific gear position had to be selected and the clutch and throttle pedals had also to be in certain positions. Only if all these actions were carried out would the "launch control" become available.
This is the FIA version of their truth. It's hilarious how the report is written. Software compilation in seconds, "A specific gear" (no specifics here from FIA), "Clutch and throttle pedals also be in certain position"! How does one manage that at a race start?
What makes you think those specific gear and certain position of pedals are any different to their normal position for a race start?
I´d say programming the activation of an illegal launch control using the normal gearbox, clutch and throttle positions for a race start is not only plausible, but even mandatory. If not the activation procedure will be any other procedure wich can´t be found in normal scrutineering, but obviously it can´t be a normal switch, button or paddle.
I don´t think you can find any more evidence of cheating in F1 sincerely. If that is considered illegal with the rules of that season that´s a different story tough, as the line between taking advantage of a loophole and cheating can be very vague. But if you take into consideration the spirit of the rules, what was the purpose of the rules and what was the purpose of the team with that functions... Hidden launch control while LC was banned... it´s one of the most evident examples of cheating ever, only their lawyers will stick to the fact they can´t prove it was used to dodge the law with presumption of inocence, wich is a good point too and the reason I say the line between cheating and loopholes can be very vague
But we all know no F1 team will develop such a function and hide it from scrutineering to not use it