Also, transcript of the full press release from FIA;
Note the use of the words 'traction control' as well as 'launch control' in the bolded paragraph.
I don't really trust the FIA's technical abilities, frankly, but it does strike me as odd that a car which has launch control wouldn't also be able to employ traction control seeing as they need to control many of the same aspects of driver input.
LC and TC are not the same, simple.
At the French Grand Prix in late June, Schumacher beat Hill
off the line with a start so flawless that it hardened the
suspicions lurking in many minds.
So what, Hill beat Schumacher off the line many more times than not and some of them were perfect starts and yet no ones accusing Williams, who were not checked, of anything. As I mentioned before, Schumacher made effort all year to lay rubber in his grid box on the warm up lap (ala drag racing) to make better starts yet was beaten often. A V8 is also easier to get off the line than a V10 or V12 but both Williams and especially Ferrari made some surprisingly good starts but they weren't being driven by MS were they.
One or two good starts so they must be cheats
- the FIA ruled on the subject and that leaves only one reason why people are still raising it because Schumacher could not possibly have won the 1994 WDC over the favorite son Hill without cheating.
One key critical point is and always is overlooked, 200 or 300 mechanics and engineers standing on pit wall at every start yet none of them noticed the unique sounds that LC (and TC) make?
TC can be heard literally for miles and isn't totally dissimilar to the current McLaren's unique blown diffuser overrun noise that can also be heard for miles and clearly on TV.
Heres another example of Benneton and Schumacher cheating with LC ...
Heres MS just leaving the line, my GOD WHATS that coming from the tyres? It must be secret launch control traction liquid! It couldn't possibly be smoke because that could only come from wheelspin and we know that couldn't possibly happen with launch control...
And a little further, that secret launch control liquid seems to be hiding the Ferrari behind!! Remember, in no way could it be smoke from wheelspin ....
And now we see that in Benneton's secret "let Hill have confidence and we'll get him later" plan, the sneaky shits have given Hill a massive advantage into turn 1 .....
But hey Guys, seriously don't let factual stuff like smoke from hot wheelspinning tyres and losing distance to the guy in front
deviate you from the great "Benneton had Launch Control
" story that you keep spitting with no evidence.
Amusing thing is that you guys have pushed so hard on this bullshit that now I'm starting to suspect that Williams actually did have LC, Hill really did have one too many good starts.
Thats the unchecked by the FIA
Williams by the way who didn't lead the complaints (in written form and signed by other teams) against the FIA in 1994 about the kneejerk "safety" changes making the cars dangerous for the drivers and calling them incompetent -
Oh wait - that was Briatore and Benetton
Edited by cheapracer, 18 October 2010 - 17:49.