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    Ferrari Steering wheel with a mystery setting

    Very nice article which is speculating that the drivers can control the level of grip allowing the tyres to last longer and work in a larger temp window.

    https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/d...e-edge-901013/
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    What does a larger temp window actually mean? Get the tires up to temperature faster?

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    I wrote it also in sf70's thread.
    This particular switch, we had last year too.
    But then we had inside the copkit on the left of the driver.
    This year ,we just moved it on the steering wheel. Its
    not new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PURE PASSION View Post
    I wrote it also in sf70's thread.
    This particular switch, we had last year too.
    But then we had inside the copkit on the left of the driver.
    This year ,we just moved it on the steering wheel. Its
    not new.
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    Yeah but why did we put it on the steering wheel? The article is speculating that it's way more important now than previous years. We are sacrificing steering wheel weight to have this button on.

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    Could it be a setting for the grip levels of the track at any particular time? For engine mapping purposes? 1= low grip from track, 10= lots of grip. Maybe??
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    Quote Originally Posted by hudson77 View Post
    Could it be a setting for the grip levels of the track at any particular time? For engine mapping purposes? 1= low grip from track, 10= lots of grip. Maybe??
    Sounds likely

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    Not quite sure how a dial can adjust the grip of the tyres?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig View Post
    Not quite sure how a dial can adjust the grip of the tyres?
    Change camber?

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    hypothetical suggestion: "GRIP" is for rear wing settings....heavy downforce in the rear for more grip OR suspension settings having to do with front and rear.

    there is a seperate dial with "FW" which stands for "front wing"

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    Pretty sure moveable aero via a switch is banned though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig View Post
    Pretty sure moveable aero via a switch is banned though?
    It is. The dial is likely related to engine maps or differential, adjusting how power is delivered depending on grip conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig View Post
    Pretty sure moveable aero via a switch is banned though?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rosso Corsa View Post
    It is. The dial is likely related to engine maps or differential, adjusting how power is delivered depending on grip conditions.

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    yes it is....but relaying the info to the pits via the dial set-ups is not.....as we see a couple of the pit crews making adjustments to the front wing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosso Corsa View Post
    It is. The dial is likely related to engine maps or differential, adjusting how power is delivered depending on grip conditions.

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    Doesn't everyone have dials to change the maps and diff though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig View Post
    Pretty sure moveable aero via a switch is banned though?
    Maybe it is for moveable aero and we have found a loophole somewhere.
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    What if it's just for the clutch bite point at the start of the race? I know it doesn't exactly make much sense to have a big on the wheel for the whole race, but have we seen our drivers change any of those setting during a race? Or... since they moved that "Grip" dial to the wheel, did anything replace it down there on the inside of the car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.gotfunk View Post
    What if it's just for the clutch bite point at the start of the race? I know it doesn't exactly make much sense to have a big on the wheel for the whole race, but have we seen our drivers change any of those setting during a race? Or... since they moved that "Grip" dial to the wheel, did anything replace it down there on the inside of the car?
    you are tru , there is video from 2013 with alonso explaining all the buttons and he said about grip button that is for start procedure somethng.

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