While the system has been banned for 2021, regulations stating that the steering wheel may only move in a circular motion, the Racing Point boss isn't betting against the system being adapted for use beyond the current season.
“Even in a year like this, if it makes a big difference, we should do it," continued Szafnauer. "A system like that could transfer into 2021. The limitations of 2021, although there are many, are predominantly aerodynamic, so we’ve got to throw out the aero.
“We don’t understand it well enough yet, some teams will say it’s illegal, sounds like from what James [Mercedes technical director] was saying is that they’ve gone back and forth with the FIA quite a bit.
“It would be odd for the FIA to say yes then no but they have done it in the past.”
The relationship of Racing Point and Mercedes has already been called into question with the RP20 being labelled as 'The Pink Mercedes' for all of the similarities.
Were the system to appear on Racing Point in the early stages of the season, this relationship would likely return to the headlines.
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