The controversial DAS system deployed on the Mercedes F1 car has been approved by the FIA after a fcomplaint was lodged by rivals Red Bull. Continue reading on Extra.ie
The controversial DAS (Dual-Axis-Steering) system deployed on the Mercedes Formula 1 car has been approved by the FIA after a formal complaint was lodged by title rivals Red Bull.
It took just two practice sessions in the 2020 season for the British-based constructor to question the legality of Mercedes’ new development which had raised eyebrows in pre-season testing.
The FIA, F1’s governing body, has given the green light to the controversial development which allows drivers greater control by physically pulling and pushing the steering wheel away from them whilst in the cockpit.
When the wheel is pulled towards the driver it narrows the arrangement of the tyres thus increasing straight-line speed, and pushing the wheel away proves effective in the corners.