Formula 1

Video: Everything you need to know about the DAS ruling

by Matt Beer
1 min read

We’re not even into qualifying for the first grand prix of the 2020 Formula 1 season and already the first major technical dispute has flared up and been thrashed out.

Mercedes’ dual-axis steering system raised eyebrows in pre-season testing when footage first emerged of its drivers pushing and pulling the steering wheel to adjust the angle of the front wheels.

Red Bull took the chance to officially protest it after Austrian GP practice, but the stewards rejected its case.

That leaves Mercedes free to continue running DAS – until it’s banned in a rule tweak for 2021 – and the others to assess whether they can add it to their cars.

Our video guide takes you through the rules rows deployed by both sides, and how the stewards reached their decision.

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