Mercedes’ new Dual Axis Steering system is likely to be legal for this season only as the design will not be permitted under the 2021 technical regulations.
Valtteri Bottas says the Dual Axis Steering system Mercedes has pioneered on its W11 will give the team a performance advantage in certain circumstances.
Ferrari will look into producing its own version of Mercedes DAS, but McLaren are unlikely to copy the novel steering-based device.
Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo has praised Mercedes for introducing their Dual Axis Steering innovation, saying it shows why the team is dominating F1.
Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer says the team will consider developing its own version of Mercedes’ DAS system rather than buying it from them.
Sebastian Vettel suspects it wouldn’t be easy for Ferrari to copy Mercedes’ Dual Axis Steering system, but doubts the device will be a “ticket to win” this year.
Mercedes’ Dual Axis Steering system DAS appears to be legal based on the information the team has supplied, the FIA has told RaceFans.
Mercedes have no concerns over the legality of the new steering system, which they call ‘DAS’, and say the FIA is already aware of it.