Čini se osim Ferrarija koji je uputio pismo FIA-i vezano za razjašnjenje oko tog sistema, Mercedes također zatražio potvrdu pošto je ovo područje vjerovatno najnedefiranije od ostalih dijelova i tako shebali RB koji je praktički napravio sustav koji bi bio spreman za 2017.Craig Scarborough @ScarbsTech 2h2 hours ago
FIA bans Mercedes trick 'energy recovery' suspension introduced mid 2016 as having primarily an aerodynamic influence
This could be a big blow for the team expected by many (us included) te be the anti-Mercedes in next year's F1 championship
From what was gathered in the last days by the FUnoAnalisiTecnica team, roughly 15 days ago all F1 teams have received a letter from the FIA signed by Charlie Whiting which explained some "grey" areas from the 2017 technical regulations, more precisely in the suspensions department (chapter 10 of 2017's regulations).
This explanation was requested by a team (supposedly Mercedes) that was aware of a "regulation hole" and wanted to know more to assess if a solution thought for their own car was to be considered legal or not (to avoid complaints from other teams in the first phases of next season) and at the same time avoid that some other team would take advantage from it.
Supposedly, these new clarifications from the FIA have troubled mainly the Red Bull Team, which from informations gathered by FUnoAnalisiTecnica is redesigning a good part of the 2017 RB13's front and rear mechanics. Red Bull started to work on the 2017 project well in advance, so much so that, after a careful and last check of the details by Adrian Newey, most of the new car's parts were already in production at the end of November. Therefore a project in a very advanced state will now have to be greatly revised due to the new directive from Charlie Whiting; this is causing a delay in the already very busy schedule of Red Bull. Not to mention that if a car is born with a certain mechanical solution, now banned by the FIA, it could be difficult to find another one just as effective and competitive, considering we are already just 2 months away from pre-season testing.