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McLaren seem to have capitalised on a "grey area" of the sporting regs again and it's a surprise no other team has lodged a complaint about it with the FIA.
Are they (the FIA) going to allow McLaren this advantage through innovation, or are they going to make it illegal and force it's removal. Interesting to see the reaction from certain quarters if it is deemed to be outside the regs.
- 2 Replies to GRAHAM J
Though I haven't read the FIA ruling if it allows different engine mapping permutations that are selected by the driver I can't see how Mclaren can be stopped. After all it does not state how it is implemented and different teams could employ a variety of methods - foot control, head control, eye control etc. The mind boggles at what some teams might devise.
I don't think it's a grey area. The rule quite clearly states that there can be no Automatic engine management re-mapping. The fact that there are paddles on the the steering wheel shows that any torque change is done Manualy by the driver. So it's legal.
I guess other teams will add it if the FIA don't subsequently ban it.
- 1 Reply to mouse
No, mike. I think it`s just innovation but, like I said, it`s down to the FIA to decide.
If they pass it I`d be surprised if you don`t see it on most of the other cars in very quick time :o)
If they ban it then it will be interesting to see if there`s much difference in the McLaren`s handling.
Either way, it should be interesting to see what difference it makes to drivability of the cars.