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What is DAS? Mercedes 'trombone' wheel explainer

Mercedes caught the attention of the F1 paddock on the second day of winter testing with an innovative steering-wheel concept on the new W11. Named the DAS - Dual Axis Steering - system by Mercedes and likened by Sky F1's Ted Kravitz to a trombone in the way it is operated by the driver, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were seen testing it at different points around the Circuit de Catalunya. What does it do? On-board footage showed the Mercedes drivers moving the steering wheel towards them on a straight, and then pushing it back into normal position as they approached a corner. With the device, which seemingly provides an additional steering mode, proving the hot topic at Barcelona,...
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