Discussion in 'McLaren' started by DeDe, Oct 21, 2011.
So what exactly all of these has to do with the MP4 Supertest??? ^
Please stay on topic.
Guibo believes that an ADDendum to a regulations article automatically anulls everything in the parent article without referring to it specifically. I believe it doesn't.
The only thing the GT3 addendum specifically refers to that is banned in GT1 and 2 is ABS. It doesn't specifically refer to active suspensions, computer-controlled spring rate, damping force, ride height, aero balance and differentials, so Guibo wishes to believe that such things are legal in GT3 simply by omission and they're not used simply because the best minds in the business have over-looked them. He also overlooks the fact that the FIA seem keen to regulate the ABS control system in 257A but aren't in the slightest bit interested in all these other control systems controlling ride-height, damping force, spring rate, diffs, aero balance etc. Funny that. Comprehension clearly not one of his strong points.
So why does nobody use these systems? I guess there's not much to gain in an endurance race by say reducing drag on the straights, hence gaining speed and saving fuel.
They copy paragraphs from the parent article where they intend to change something as it's far easier than having to cross-refer to a sub-section of another article and then have to update it whenever the parent article is re-numbered in that section. Simple logic to most.
Of course it just so happens that all other regs have a separate number where different classes are concerned but the GT1 & 2 regs are Article 257 and the GT3 regs just happen to have been called Article 257A for a laugh, rather than using another number.
Guibo, get me a letter from the FIA stating that computer controlled ride-height, spring-rate, diffs and aero are permitted in GT3. Until then I'm going with current legal practice wrt addendums to regulation articles.