Red Bull protested the FIA in the belief that DAS fell foul of regulations relating to movable aerodynamics and suspension systems. However, after all parties involved put their arguments forwards to the stewards, the decision has been made that it is legal because the system primarily constitutes as part of the steering. The steward’s verdict reads:
“As a general conclusion, it is very simple to conclude DAS would be illegal IF it were not part of the steering system. So the main challenge and debate has to be on whether it can be considered to be part of the steering system.
“The Stewards decide that DAS is a part of the steering system.
“The Stewards believe that DAS can be legitimately considered to be part of the car’s steering system, and hence that it should be subjected to the same implicit or explicit regulations as the conventional steering system.
“The Stewards conclude that the DAS system is not part of the suspension, nor can it be considered to illegitimately adjust the suspension.
“Therefore the Stewards consider DAS to be a legitimate part of the steering system and hence to satisfy the relevant regulations regarding suspension or aerodynamic influence.”
So, that settles that, then. The question is: how long will it be before we see a version of DAS on the Red Bull, or indeed any other car?