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does anyone know of pictures of toyota team europes illigal turbo restrictors? i have heard about them but have never seen them before. did anyone read any specifics about them when they were found? any info would be greatly appriceated, thanks

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The priciple was simple: a spring loaded sliding ring held back by a hose clamp which, when clamped open, allowed air to enter around it's circumference. For an inspection, the first thing they would do is loosen the hose clamp which allowed the ring to snap back into place.
 

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>The priciple was simple: a spring loaded sliding ring held
>back by a hose clamp which, when clamped open, allowed air
>to enter around it's circumference. For an inspection, the
>first thing they would do is loosen the hose clamp which
>allowed the ring to snap back into place.

This is correct. The restrictor was 100% legal since it could be inspected and measured at any time during the event. Toyota simply allowed another entry point for additional air flow.

Toyota was caught when FIA personnel observed the acceleration of the car when it started super specials side by side with other top cars. The Toyota was substantially faster off the line and in theory all of the top cars should have had approximately the same power.

So, if you are going to cheat, make sure you do it deep in the woods and not in front of the FIA stewards and technical delegates.

Doug Woods
 
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