F1 teams respond to FIA clampdown on “rubbery nose boxes”
The FIA, the governing body, has issued a technical directive addressing concerns about the flexibility of bodywork on cars, specifically the front and rear wings, starting from the next race in Singapore. The directive aims to ensure compliance with the regulation that states all aerodynamic components must be rigidly secured and immobile, with a uniform, solid, hard, continuous, and impervious surface. The directive is not targeting a specific team, but rather addresses suspicions in the paddock that some teams are bending the rules. Team principals, including Red Bull and McLaren, expressed support for the FIA’s intervention, trusting their judgement and expertise in inspecting cars. Ferrari also emphasized their trust in the FIA’s decision to issue the directive, indicating that it indicates a need to clarify existing regulations.