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McLaren wants FIA to take action against Red Bull's flexible rear wing

McLaren wants FIA to take action against Red Bull's flexible rear wing

20-05-2021 12:41 Last update: 12:56
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The FIA has decided in Barcelona that they will only start controlling the flexible rear wing in France, where some teams still benefit from it. One of those teams is Red Bull Racing, who according to Mercedes is using the flexible rear wing too much. McLaren now joins them and asks the FIA to act faster.

"If you see all the videos and photos from Barcelona, it's pretty clear what's going on. That's why we are also happy that the FIA has taken action. However, we don't agree with the timing of that announcement that things should be different," Andreas Seidl acknowledges to The Race. The McLaren team boss sees that it's not just Red Bull who are using the flexible rear wing.

FIA must take action

"From our point of view there is no reason to announce it now, after several teams have already taken advantage of something that we think is against the regulations. They have already had that advantage for a number of races and we are really not happy about that". Seidl stresses that the FIA should have done more about this 'loophole'.

"They are now allowing them to get even more advantage for a number of races and we don't agree with that and we are already in talks with the FIA about that. It is unacceptable that teams that follow the rules are disadvantaged," Seidl concluded.

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