German media Auto Motor und Sport reported that Ferrari complained to Formula 1 governing body (FIA) that the McLaren front wing flexibility problem. The Italian squad claim that wing flexible too, its limits of the F1 technical regulations.
Auto Motor und Sport’s reports said Red Bull and McLaren get more aerodynamic benefit from the designing the entire front wing to flex at straight-line speeds.
Currently Red Bull Racing leading the constructors championship, McLaren on second in the standing and 26 points behind the defending world champions.
Following the reports, McLaren team Principal Martin Whitmarsh says that not expecting any problems with front wing flexibility.
“I don’t envisage any particular problems for McLaren in that regard in the near term and, consequently, I don’t think it is anything that will harm us,” Whitmarsh told ESPN in the latest Vodafone Phone-In.
“Also, I’m not aware of anything with Red Bull. I think the FIA technical departments have to remain vigilant and be testing front wings, rear wings and attachment systems all the time and making sure they comply with the testing requirements of the regulations, but also that the teams don’t find other ingenious or creative ways to circumvent the intention. I think from time to time many teams get spoken to by the FIA and are expected to correct a situation.
“We’re not in such a situation ourselves and I am not aware, and do not think, it will be an issue that will affect the championship.”