Vettel labels Mercedes' DAS system as "weird"

21-02-2020 12:21
by Joseph Tyrrell
F1 News
Vettel labels Mercedes' DAS system as weird

Mercedes' new steering wheel has caused quite the stir at Formula 1 pre-season testing this week and Sebastian Vettel has likened it to an aeroplane as the motorsport world try to get their head around it.

Mercedes' new steering wheel has been in action over the last two days of testing leading to many people questioning its legality. The team insisted they had done nothing wrong but reports suggest it may not be the case.

Sebastian Vettel has been having his say on the matter and admitted if it makes you go faster and it's legal, why not?

"For sure it was a novelty for us to see," Vettel told reporters in Spain

"I think it's quite weird when you have the feeling all of a sudden, you might have the wheel in your hand. I could just imagine it feels weird. But if it's faster and there's no concern you go for the faster option.

"Obviously if it's true that it's doing something then the steering wheel becomes more than just a steering wheel, one which you push and pull.

"A bit more like a plane! I guess it has been a bit of a project, probably not that easy. I imagine it's not that familiar in the car but you can get used to a lot of things."

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