The FIA will introduce new, stricter wing flexibility tests before the race in France, after concerns have surfaced that some teams would find a way around the rules. Above all, the focus in Barcelona was on Red Bull's rear wings, which, according to Lewis Hamilton, are expected to bend considerably, giving the team around three tenths of a second per lap due to higher speeds on the planes. Christian Horner dismissed allegations after the race, saying the FIA had passed all the tests and was not bending the wings in an unauthorized manner. But the FIA already informed the team on Tuesday that there are apparently wings that perform a static test and bend at high speeds on the track, which brings an advantage. The FIA has activated Article 3.9.9 of the technical regulations, which allows the introduction of additional
The Yamaha team also took advantage of the last day of testing in Sepang to do some aerodynamic solution testing. Although the Ducati once again attracted the most attention, preparing the entire aerodynamic armor of the engine for the test, Yamaha also worked on the aerodynamics, installing double wings on the Maverick Vinales motorcycle on each side of the engine. Out # SepangTest pic.twitter.com/IA12gsCdss9 - MotoGP ™ 🏁 (@MotoGP) February 1, 8 Vinales was among the first racers to break the unofficial lap record today. was set by Jorge Lorenzo last year, and the record was later improved by Ducati racers Andrea Dovizioso, Jack Miller, Francesco Bagnaia and Danilo Petrucci, who was the fastest of them all.
Yamaha responded in its own way to a ban on wings alongside motorcycles. The aerodynamic accessory was first used at Ducati last year, and the advantage that the wings brought was convincing enough to be used in other teams as well. Due to widespread use, the leading men of MotoGP decided to ban them, and Yamaha tested the wings hidden under the outer casing of a motorcycle driven by Valentino Rossi in Sepang today.
Before the next race in Canada, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) will test the flexibility of the front wings with tests, where the criteria will be much stricter than before. The rules strictly forbid the movement of the aerodynamic parts of the car, and the FIA has apparently noticed on some race cars that the front wings move excessively while driving on the track. Although the FIA has tightened the criteria for technical inspections of racing cars several times in recent years due to the Red Bull team, this time, according to unofficial data, it is a flap on the front wings of Williams and Mercedes racing cars.