Protest in the formula 1: The innovative Trick of Mercedes is legal

The formula 1 switches to the "fighter jet mode", for the crucial hundredths of a second, must be pulled on the steering Wheel now also legally: The rule keep

Protest in the formula 1: The innovative Trick of Mercedes is legal

The formula 1 switches to the "fighter jet mode", for the crucial hundredths of a second, must be pulled on the steering Wheel now also legally: The rule keepers of the Motorsport-king, class dismissed on Saturday, to 0.31 at the Protest of the Red Bull racing team against the world champion Mercedes used an innovative steering system, THE (Dual Axis Steering).

Red Bull was on Friday afternoon after the second Free practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix this Sunday (15.10 in the F. A. Z.-Liveticker Formel 1, RTL and Sky) filed an appeal on the grounds of alleged violations of the Technical regulations, in particular article 3.8, referring to the aerodynamic influence, and in article 10.2.3, which stipulates that "during the journey no adjustment on a suspension system may be made".

After hearing from both Teams was recognised, the so-called THE of the Stewards as part of the steering system of the Mercedes W11, even if it is "not conventional". In fact, it is extraordinary: The Mercedes-drivers can not only control conventionally, the direction of travel – you pull the steering Wheel in addition to the Straight, for the purpose of Adjusting the track to the rear and push it in front of the brake point forward.

it means The result is that Mercedes is allowed to use the System, which is believed that it allows for a more uniform heating of the tires on the Straight line, which reduces the wear and improves the adhesion and at the same time maximum stability when driving into the curve allows you to continue.

the counterparty could now bring himself to make an own Version of THE system. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner had already indicated that his team would do exactly that, if recognized as legal. For most Teams, a replica is likely to be too expensive and time-consuming – especially not measured on, how much the gain in time the System would actually be. Mercedes indicated on Friday in Spielberg clearly set the tone, but this image in formula 1 since 2014.

Mercedes Motorsport boss Toto Wolff had seen in the Red Bull Protest in the Rest of the no Affront. "Clarity is always good. In my opinion, we're here for completely legitimate on-the-go," said the Austrian on Friday: "a Different point of view, part of the formula 1 have always. That's okay. We want to finally, no discussion on Sunday.“ By THE way, is no Era in the Premier class shape – with the beginning of the season 2021, the System is officially banned.

After 217 days, the waiting period will be opened in the formula 1, meanwhile, a hunt for the best starting places. The delayed restart of the race series in Austria on Saturday (15.00 clock in the F. A. Z.-Liveticker Formel 1, RTL and Sky), once again, defending champion Lewis Hamilton favourite for Pole Position. The Mercedes Pilot was confirmed on Friday with two training sessions in Spielberg's the fastest, his Finnish team-mate Valtteri Bottas Second in the top form of the silver arrows. "It's great that we have developed in comparison to the previous year, the car again," said Hamilton.

Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 06:19

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