Scrutineering is rather black and white. If a part fits into the box the regulations describe, and meets the deflection loads if such a test is required it is legal. The FIA are just up tight and don't want teams exploiting something like this. How they allow multiple mirror attachment points on other cars is beyond me.pimpwerx wrote: ↑Tue May 15, 2018 2:31 pmCan't put it past the team sabotaging the structural integrity of the mirror housing to prove their point.
This is a simple "spirit of the rule" issue. Whiting's explanation fits that pretty perfectly. The only thing that wing would be supporting is the flexing of the mirror housing. Mirror housings haven't had flex issues, it's always the mounting pylon itself. This should never have cleared scrutineering, but it would have required a lot of effort to undo in a race weekend.
On another note. Is Halo mounted mirrors banned or winglets above, below, wherever? Seems there is no consensus as to which.