Originally posted by rodlamas
Ok, you cannot prevent the wheels from spinning, but you can prevent the driver from excessively pressing the throttle, right?
So you map the throttle according to lots of parameters... And then whatever the driver does to the throttle is gonna be modulated by a certain limit, which the driver can set on his steering wheel. Ferrari and the other teams already have this knob on their 2008 versions.
It's not an engineering problem anymore, it's a legal problem. The engineer says "Ok, the rules says we cannot control the spinning wheels in function of overthrotlleling, but I can minimize the amount of over-throttle. Ok, if there's still some, there will be minimal wheelspin" That's why I expect no wheels spinning at all, or to say the most, just a tiny bit. But we won't see any smoking starts.
Compensating for excessive throttle demand by the driver is NOT allowed i'm afraid.
What you can do is adjust the sensitivity of the throttle pedal, as long as the throttle pedal travel positions correspond to the engine throttle minimum (idle) and maximum (open) positions.
What is not allowed is a throttle pedal which has specific points along the travel that can be identified by the driver to assist him, for example a clicker or stepped pedal.