The FIA will introduce stricter rear wing flexibility tests before the race for the French Grand Prix, after Mercedes warned that this is the only thing that bends heavily on the Red Bull car. The rules do not allow the aerodynamic parts of racing cars to move while driving on the track, with the exception of the DRS system, for which purpose strict wing flexibility tests were introduced years ago. Already at that time, the Red Bull team was a pioneer in this field, and in Barcelona, Lewis Hamilton said after the qualifiers that they noticed a strong bending of the rear wing, and the Mercedes team estimated that Red Bull racing cars gain three tenths of a second on the planes. . The video comparison shows how much the Red Bull’s wings bend while driving, while this is not the case on a Mercedes race car. h
Sebastian Vettel was left without a front wing after a duel with Lewis Hamilton. The German was fighting for second place with the Mercedes racer, but after overtaking by the five-time world champion, he spun, and a few moments later, his forewings fell off in a cloud of sparks.
On Friday, Honda made another attempt to homologate wings similar to Ducati's, after MotoGP technical director Danny Aldridge rejected the wing's validity the day before. Honda openly admitted on Thursday that it was a spoiler that created vacuum, so according to Aldridge it was not in accordance with the rules, but in a second attempt they stated a different purpose for the spoiler and apparently got permission to use it. Honda can now use the wings on their bike, and in doing so they have also succeeded, which seems to have been their intention, to show the faults of the current way of controlling the rules in the MotoGP class. At the race in Qatar, Ducati installed fenders in front of the rear tire on three of its motorcycles, against which Honda, Aprilia, Suzuki and KTM filed a protest. At Ducati, they claimed that the supplement only serves h
Honda brought its version of the controversial Ducati wing to Argentina. The Japanese team hopes that the technical director of MotoGP will approve it, so that they will be able to test it on the track this weekend. Ducati used a wing on the underside of the motorcycle at the Qatar GP. Technical director Danny Aldridge confirmed the legality of the wing before the race, but after the race, four teams, including Honda, filed a protest against the Italian team's decision. This was rejected at the first stage - by the race commissioners, so a hearing followed before the FIM Court of Appeal in Geneva, where the legality of the wing was finally confirmed. At a press conference on Thursday, Marc Marquez did not yet know when Honda would use the wings, which he does not believe will make much of a difference.