Mercedes DAS

Onboard footage showing Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes steering wheel moving backwards and forwards attracted huge attention on day two of Formula 1 testing. Mercedes technical director James Allison declined to discuss the system in detail, beyond revealing the acronym it was known by. “I probably won’t shed a great deal more light than what you saw on the TV,” he said. “But we have a system in the car, it’s a novel idea. “We’ve got a name for it, it’s called DAS. And it just introduces an extra dimension, if you will, for during the year. “Precisely how or why we’ll use it is something we will keep to ourselves.”
At first glance the steering wheel movement could’ve been mistaken for a technical problem.