Green: It “will take six months to copy” Mercedes DAS System

21-02-2020 11:15
by Bevan Youl
F1 News
Green: It “will take six months to copy” Mercedes DAS System

Racing Point F1 technical director Andy Green has said it would “take six months to copy” Mercedes’ new ‘Dual Axis Steering’ system, even if you had the resources of Ferrari and Red Bull Racing.

While Racing Point are at the centre of debate about their RP20 being a ‘copycat’ of Mercedes’ 2019 championship winning W10, the Silver Arrows’ new DAS system has sparked controversy.
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas perform a push/pull motion on the steering wheel to change the toe of the front tyres.
Mercedes are sure of it being legal with the FIA while Red Bull feel it is similar to something already banned in F1.
Green feels that the DAS system is something that would take months to replicate even if a team had a huge amount of resources to put towards it.

“The DAS is not so easy to copy,” he told the Italian media.

“Even a big team with huge resource like Ferrari and Red Bull, will take six months to copy it.

“You would have to completely rework out the front area of the car and maybe also change the chassis.”

The regulations changes for 2021 appear to prevent such a system as the DAS from being implemented next year.

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