Renault Disqualified From Japanese Grand Prix By Former Employee Ahead Of Mexico
Renault has been disqualified after Racing Point submitted a formal complain to the FIA following the conclusion of the Japanese Grand Prix. It was initially reported that Renault’s rivals suspected that the French manufacturer had an automated system installed that would assist the drivers in adjusting their braking to maximize car performance based on a distance-dependent brake bias.
Essentially, to remain high level and not get too technical, the car can brake at different variations depending on tyre life, overtaking opportunity, racing line, and a myriad of other technical factors. Having different levels programmed in based on the circuit and expected turn situations all in advance would supply an extreme advantage to the driver who had that system in place. It would effective mean the systems would make the brake adjustments for the drivers, thus diluting the impact of human error.
“allegations from a former Renault employee who was not aware of all the pertinent details of Renault’s brake control system”.
Renault Disqualified Ruling Explained
FIA Race Stewards Regarding Renaults Brake Bias Allegation
The Renault system constitutes a driver aid” and is, therefore, not in compliance with Article 27.1 FIA Formula 1 Sporting Regulations, which requires the driver to drive the car alone and unaided.
The brake balance adjustment system in question acts as a driver aid, by saving the driver from having to make a number of adjustments during a lap.
Renault Disqualified Lingering Questions
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