PhillipM wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:38 pm
Because you wouldn't react that fast anyway.
I think the issue is the FIA believes that some teams are releasing the car with the lollipop man as soon as the wheelgun lights all go green - *NOT* waiting for the jackmen to drop and clear the car - they're assuming the jackman will be out of the way in the reaction time. Of course, that means if there's an issue and the front jack doesn't drop someone gets run over....
I have read several places that the TD refers to article 12.8.4 directly.
https://www.racefans.net/2021/06/24/fia ... pit-stops/
The new directive, TD22A, refers to article 12.8.4 of the technical regulations which imposes restrictions on teams’ pit equipment. It is understood to target the clause which states: “Any sensor systems may only act passively.”
Devices which are used to fit or remove wheel fasteners may only be powered by
compressed air or nitrogen.
Any sensor systems may only act passively.
The article is talking about wheel guns, so I assume the FIA thinks something with the wheel guns is automatic.
For example, if a sensor automatically indicates that a wheel is secured to the car that would violate the article. Indicating a tire is good to go needs to be done by a mechanic pushing a button or some other action.
I think the 0.2 second minimum between the last wheel being secured and the jack dropping is probably a very similar scenario. They probably want to ensure its being triggered by a human.