Formula 1 governing body FIA rejects that recently Red Bull and Lotus claims that Mercedes GP’s new innovative DRS F-duct on rear wing is illegal, Autosport reported.
Red Bull and Lotus call for clarification on the subject of the Mercedes GP’s new F-duct rear wing, and they are says new concept will help straight-line speed increase, its break the rules that prevents driver activated aerodynamic devices. Talks among the FIA and all the teams involved have taken place throughout Thursday in the Sepang paddock, but the governing body has not changed its stance on the matter.
The FIA informed the outfits that it remains convinced that the concept is legal because it is passive, and there is nothing in the rules that outlaws a device that is activated by movement of the DRS.
FIA race director Charlie Whiting told Autosport: “It is completely passive. There are no moving parts in it; it doesn’t interact with any suspension. No steering, nothing. Therefore I cannot see a rule that prohibits it.”
News reports affects on Red Bull Racing and Lotus, they are discontented about the new design must now choose to either challenge the matter with an official protest in Malaysia this weekend, or go ahead and develop a similar system themselves.
Mercedes GP’s speedy Michael Schumacher reply the question about the new DRS F-duct will offer a big enough performance advantage on Sepang’s long straights? – “Certainly not. There is no doubt that we have an innovation that gives us some performance but I don’t think that it is a huge performance and that we only live from this. We’ll find out. I can’t really quantify this.”
“I think some get a little bit too excited about this compared to reality, but that’s the usual story.” He added
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