F1 differential settings.

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Zynerji
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F1 differential settings.

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What are the rules about this? It seems that you could set 5 maps (hard left, left, neutral, right, hard right) and just toggle between them like up/downshifts.

What limits this type of control?

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Officially there are hardly any rules regarding the differential.
9.10 Torque transfer systems
9.10.1 Any system or device the effect of which is capable of transferring or diverting torque from a
slower to a faster rotating wheel is not permitted.
That's pretty much what you can find in the 2022 technical regulations. So no torque vectoring, That's it.

As far as i know, most teams use 2 adjustor knobs on the steering wheel to set the amount of slip the diff allows between the wheels for corner entry and apex. There's no need for maps for a specific corner direction. The diff doesn't care if its a lefthand or righthand corner. Its job is to allow different wheel speeds up to a certain amount and that's what you can adjust.

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There are only three inputs allowed: acceleration-g, deceleration-g and road speed. No lateral-g or steering angle inputs are allowed.
This allows the teams to map the diff for: corner entry, mid corner, corner exit and high speed.
Only the entry, mid and hi speed tend to be adjustable easily on the wheel.

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Also, "broken". Sorry, couldn't resist (better luck next time Yuki!).