Maybe someone like Sam Collins who apparently reads here and is the technical analyst at Sky could ask this to the engineer that supports clutch operation in any of the teams and report back here how it actually works.TimW wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:48 pmI would love to know the details behind stuff like this. They should introduce a new rule that team-driver communications are only allowed if they are explained afterwards on f1technical!Zynerji wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:41 pmI would think a "failed" sensor would then resort to a derived answer by doing math on other sensor readings. Thus, becoming a psudo-assumption, and sub-optimal over a direct reading.TimW wrote: ↑Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:37 pm
I don't think he was operating the clutch. He reported clutch slip, and they told him to press 'fail 20' and some other changes. They told him it would impact drivability.
My guess a sensor issue, and the sensor bypass caused sub optimal clutch operation(but less slip).
Max did lose some time though, pace went down, when it first appeared. Only later on when they “released” him the pace was back. If that was just a tire life thing and he was driving with a sub optimal clutch reading all the time or if they optimized the software on using other sources (and use that via fail20) we won’t likely know.