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Mercedes new steering system

DAS - dual-axis steering

https://www.bbc.com/sport/formula1/51576106

https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/f1/11938487/analysed-mercedes-trombone-wheel

Mercedes rocking the F1 world, have to give em that.

Apparently FIA approved as well

posted on 21/2/20

comment by Anfield RAP. Champions of England, Europe and The World. (U2114)
posted 25 minutes ago
comment by ManUtdDaredevil (U9612)
posted 29 seconds ago
comment by Anfield RAP. Champions of England, Europe and The World. (U2114)
posted 42 minutes ago
I imagine it will mostly be used on out laps and behind the safety car, just to put more heat into the tyres.

Can't really see what other benefits it will have?
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On the straights, it will reduce drag and make the car faster.
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Ah ok! By adjusting the wheel camber or something?
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Yes indeed.

posted on 21/2/20

Will be interesting to see how it affects tyre wear though.

posted on 21/2/20

comment by Anfield RAP. Champions of England, Europe and The World. (U2114)
posted 1 minute ago
Will be interesting to see how it affects tyre wear though.
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Apparently it is supposed to reduce tyre wear, so on a track that is front limited, it is an amazing advantage to have

posted on 21/2/20

I was expecting the opposite to be honest. If they change the camber on the tyre, presumably they're running on less surface area, so will get more heat in and more wear out?

posted on 21/2/20

comment by Anfield RAP. Champions of England, Europe and The World. (U2114)
posted 27 seconds ago
I was expecting the opposite to be honest. If they change the camber on the tyre, presumably they're running on less surface area, so will get more heat in and more wear out?
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Yes, but remember it is not in constant operation and the merc's issue has always been the back tyre

posted on 21/2/20

Yeah, good point.

posted on 23/2/20

Ingenious idea.
Wait to see the gains (aerodynamic benefits) that will be made from this brilliant innovation, that has been years in development.

Mercedes outdoing themselves again with this one, exploiting the loophole/interpretation in the rules.
Ted claims that they've made a breakthrough on the unique design of their rear suspensions to create significantly more downforce, ominous for the competition.
Pleasure seeing technical engineering excellence, relentless.

That being said...'DAS' will be banned for 2021.

posted on 23/2/20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28sptR3UY90

Nice little insight from James Allison on Mercedes.

comment by U*** (U21919)

posted on 24/2/20

Can have many different uses, can improve the balance of thr car under breaking, can be uses to increase temps in racea that struggle to get the heat in, can reduce temps on tracks qhere overheating an issue.

Would also be more exaggerated benefits in the rain

comment by U*** (U21919)

posted on 24/2/20

Approved cos its the driver that activates it so goes down as a mechanical improvement and not a computer based technology upgrade

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