F1 » Whitmarsh, Brawn note changes after new wing test

The controversy over so-called flexi-wings appears to have taken a turn after revised stress tests were introduced at Spa.

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koke - Unregistered

August 29, 2010 10:16 AM

So it's mean RB'S they cheating fia and rest of teams, whem they knew it's teat then they changes flexi wings to regulations wings.
if this is true so i think RB must punish.

F1 Novice

August 29, 2010 10:33 AM

Took alook at Webber's Pole lap on-board on the BBC web site athe the end of the Kemmel straight they're still moving but nowhere near as much.


Marty: so were the wings changed?

Newbie: yeah. We didn't want the rivals to poke around and reveal our flexible engine.

Marty: that's going to stall your title chase.

Newbie: No. After studying the onboard footage of Webber's qualifying we realised that the first wings were even better. They seem to flex more after getting wet :)

Marty: err..if there's no rain tomorrow?

Newbie: The boys had worked all night to install a couple of water pistols in the nose and one right next to the camera. That way we can flex when we want and no one will see it .. hahaha


August 29, 2010 12:31 PM

i think that the front wing, is a modified one that was used earlier in the year. look at the position of the cameras. on the flexi wing, these were used as part of the aero package, by being placed directly under the nose. the photo is also a little misleading, as it is taken at top of a crest, when car is lightly loaded and therefore wing would be high in relation to the track.


August 31, 2010 2:48 PM

Although Red Bull claimed that the medium to low downforce nature of the Spa Francorchamps circuit simply did not suit the RB6, Button suspects Adrian Newey had to modify the car to meet more stringent bodywork flexibility tests.

"I think Red Bull's pace was affected by the new tests," said Button. "I hope the new even more stringent tests for Monza will have even more of an effect. They say they won't have to change anything but they said that here. Watching the car here on the track it was not flexing as much."

Webber suggested that it may not be too long before Red Bull has to put their weight behind his title charge instead of Vettel. But Button is not of that opinion.

"I don't think they will. I think they love Vettel," he added.

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