F1 teams face fresh flexi-wing clampdown as tricks revealed

F1 teams face fresh flexi-wing clampdown as tricks revealed
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F1 teams face fresh flexi-wing clampdown as tricks revealed

The FIA has issued a formal technical directive regarding flexible wings in Formula 1. Several teams, including Aston Martin, were advised to make changes to their front wing designs to ensure compliance with the rules. The FIA believes that teams are exploiting certain design elements to gain a significant aerodynamic advantage. Any component that influences a car’s aerodynamic performance must be rigidly secured and immobile, according to Article 3.2.2 of the Technical Regulations. The FIA has outlined four key design elements that are considered breaches of the rules, including wing elements that can translate or rotate relative to the bodywork they are fixed to. The only exemptions are in the area of floor assembly, bib bodywork, and the opening of a small lateral gap. The FIA’s actions come in response to teams potentially using clever tricks to make the wings flex in undetectable ways during load tests.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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