Post by ~misfit~ Post by larkim Post by build
Seb Vettel has a special secret lever on his steering wheel and on
his alone, Kimi has not been privileged with one. Speculation is
that this rotary sensor lever controls the exothermic unit to blow
the rear wing. Sounds like hot air to me.
[disengage foil hat mode]
Seb has been very careful to hide it. When the wheel is fitted to the car it
can't be seen so since last Friday he's been re-fitting his wheel (after
getting out) very quickly and shielding it with his body.
I doubt it's anything illegal. He's not going to be able to remove or change the wheel for scrutineering.
It is something that offers him some sort of advantage, some way of controlling something a bit better.
He's not hiding it from Raikkonen either, he might decline to show it to him, but the mechanics and the engineers and the design staff will know that there's an extra control even if the guys who change the tyres don't know exactly what it does.
Well, there's a week to go to Baku. The media need something to talk about.