The steering system and the suspension have different sets of rules. If 10.2.3 applied to steering systems, then any form of steering will be illegal.sosic2121 wrote: ↑Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:13 am
DAS is an extension to the steering. It isn't doing anything that the steering isn't doing. While a conventional steering changes the toe angle for both wheels in symmetric direction, DAS is changing it in assymetric direction. Steering can be moved horizontally and vertically as per the regulations. While nobody was utilizing the vertical motion of the steering system, Mercedes have used that capability for DAS.
By that thinking, doesn’t traditional steering also become illegal? The loophole exists and has been plugged for 2021 by a rewrite of the affected regulations pertaining to steering.
Same reason they banned the F-duct, double diffuser and the double DRS the year after it's inception. To allow a team to pick the fruits of their innovation. I think it's still strange for instance that they banned the McLaren corner brake mis season.TwanV wrote: ↑Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:11 amThe way of protest by red bull rings alarm bells, my feeling is they are going to milk the explanation by FIA for a million other reasons. The first one is parc ferme.
I think the decision is strange.. Also this cooperation with FIA, the regulating body helped them last year to "lawyer out the legality", and then decided to ban it in 2021 but not in 2020.. Why not in 2020?
I think there was a video of Bottas making mid-corner DAS changes so yes the steering is fully functional even with DAS engaged so that isn't a problem.
What aspect of parc ferme can they play with?
Changing suspension/steering angles between quali and race?
There's always one.