|Valtteri Bottas would love to race the illegal DAS. DAS changes the suspension setting of a car while in motion, hence illegal. Mercedes argues that 'toe' is a steering setting, which is complete BS because the rear tire toe setting can be adjusted by the mechanics, so the argument 'toe' is not a suspension setting (the rear wheels do not steer) is pretty weak.|
(GMM) Valtteri Bottas says it is up to Mercedes to decide if the controversial steering system 'DAS' will be used in 2020.
The team headed to Australia intending to use the new push-pull steering feature, but Red Bull had been poised to lodge a protest before qualifying.
"It is up to the team to estimate the risk. We want to use it, but if it turns out that we do not, it would not be the end of the world for us," Bottas said.
The Finn was speaking before the race weekend was called off over the coronavirus crisis.
When asked directly if DAS would be on his car at Albert Park, he joked on Thursday: "At least before everyone protests and it is banned.
"Right now it's legal, it's on the car and we feel that it's good for us, so let's hope it stays."