Red Bull ‘good at pushing the limits’ as rivals lodge protests over Max Verstappen wing

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RED BULL boss Christian Horner warned Ferrari and Mercedes had already protested in opposition to Max Verstappen’s rear wing.

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Karun Chandhok has claimed Crimson Bull are ‘good at pushing the bounds’ after groups protested in opposition to Max Verstappen’s flexing rear-wing on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Dutchman’s rear wing gave the impression to be flapping and flexing on the straights in FP1, elevating the eyebrows of some groups.

Moments after the session, workforce principal Christian Horner revealed that some groups had already complained concerning the concern, elevating considerations the workforce might face an investigation. Chandhok has harassed the difficulty is one which the FIA would ‘question’ forward of the weekend.

Nonetheless, he nonetheless backed Crimson Bull to discover a resolution to the difficulty forward of the race on Sunday. Talking to Sky Sports activities F1, he stated: “It’s a difficulty the FIA and the opposite groups wish to question and take a look at.

“Crimson Bull comprehend it, they’re superb at simply pushing the sting of the bounds of the rules. Which frankly is their job, they should push the bounds. That’s what Method 1 is about, particularly on the sharp finish of the grid.

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Red Bull 'good at pushing the limits' as rivals lodge protests over Max Verstappen wing

Karun Chandhok warns Crimson Bull are ‘good at pushing the bounds’ (Picture: Getty)

“I am positive they’ll discover some type of an answer to verify it is authorized and works for the Grand Prix.” Sky Sports activities pundit Johnny Herbert later claimed he had spoken to folks on the FIA who stated they weren’t involved concerning the wing regardless of some groups submitting protests.

The problem solely appeared on Verstappen’s automobile, elevating suspicions it might be a brand new half the workforce had been attempting. Nonetheless, Horner addressed the flapping rear wing moments after the session and claimed it was not a efficiency improve.

Verstappen was truly three-tenths slower than Perez in FP1, proving the half gave the workforce no benefit.

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Red Bull 'good at pushing the limits' as rivals lodge protests over Max Verstappen wing

Max Verstappen was behind his team-mate in each periods (Picture: Getty)

Horner defined: “Clearly, we have seen it we have the info from it, we have the comparability to Sergio [Perez’s] wing, so I believe there’s some modifications or some tuning that we have to do exactly to be sure that we eradicate that for this afternoon.

“This doesn’t offer you a efficiency benefit. Our males are on prime of it and hopefully it is going to be cleared up earlier than the following session.” Crimson Bull engineers had been seen frantically engaged on Verstappen’s automobile as FP2 bought underway.

The problem gave the impression to be much less pronounced in FP2 however Verstappen was nonetheless one-tenth slower than Perez.


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