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Mercedes: FIA has given dual-axis steering (DAS) all clear

Mercedes Formula 1 technical chief James Allison says he is not concerned about the legality of a steering wheel system on its W11, which has been labelled DAS (Dual-Axis Steering). TV footage on Thursday morning noted that Lewis Hamilton was moving his steering wheel forwards and back along the pits and back straight at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The footage suggested that the toe of the front tyres reacted in accordance to the steering wheel moving, creating a potential advantage in reducing drag and keeping tyres in their optimum window. Allison confirmed on Thursday lunchtime that Mercedes had checked with the FIA that its system was permitted within the regulations. “No not...
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