Das System Mercedes
Posted Feb 21 2020 - 01:14 AM
Posted Feb 21 2020 - 01:54 PM
Posted Feb 21 2020 - 02:34 PM
Already some other teams are stating it contravenes the ride height rules. Due to the tyre patch affect and it's boost for keeping the front tyres warm and that it also instantly lowers the ride height? Why they can't ban it now, instead of letting it go for one season, is really beyond me. I'm not sure though if the jury's still out on this, or whether it's been decided to let Mercedes keep it. I know the FIA as initial stated it's okay, after Mercedes forewarned them of their development before preseason testing. I truly think there's more to come on this, including maybe some protest.
If it wasn't nailed on already, you might as well not bother with watching this season, and just hand both trophies over to Mercedes immediately.
Edited by twinpotter, Feb 21 2020 - 02:50 PM.
Posted Feb 21 2020 - 03:23 PM
Because it doesn't change the static toe, it's a steering input. Pulling back on the wheel steers the wheels in opposite directions. And there is no rule that says the steering wheel must have one degree of freedom only either.
Posted Feb 21 2020 - 03:45 PM
Mercedes not only have this but a clever design of space by the rear wheels, creating a better designed suspension to increase more rear downforce. They are simply pushing the envelope further.
It should be also interesting to see Red Bulls front bulk head design improving better downforce and handling too.
We shall see. Let's hope other teams catch up and we avoid a one horse Mercedes season or the constant Noah's ark Grid start.
Edited by twinpotter, Feb 21 2020 - 03:49 PM.
Posted Feb 21 2020 - 10:18 PM
so i say good on em
Edited by Brocky05, Feb 21 2020 - 10:19 PM.
Posted Feb 22 2020 - 12:21 AM
At the other extreme is NASCARE, who didn't "discover" fuel injection til the 21st century.
But a true "manufacturers' championship" would be a no-holds-barred technology parade, with each teams' concept of the automobile and rules controlled by identical computers and programs. While a true "drivers' championship" would be the opposite - a spec racer series with identical cars and the major variable being the drivers' abilities. Trying to run both concurrently will mean constant vacillation between the two.
Posted Feb 22 2020 - 07:56 AM
for us germans "Das System Mercedes" means "the Mercedes system"
Keep producing big SUVs and dirty Diesel cars
and not giving any cent to the screwed german Diesel clients,
force people to get their software updates that make the cars even worse...
They can do it as Merkel protects the autoindustrie against the customers!
Edited by Cookie, Feb 22 2020 - 08:00 AM.
Posted Feb 22 2020 - 02:10 PM
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