Just for the Azerbaijan GP, F1 arrived in Baku with protests looming over the flexibility of teams’ rear wings ahead of new rigidity tests being introduced.
Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff warned there could be a “very messy” situation in Baku if the FIA did not provide clarification on the matter.
The FIA has taken steps to police the matter in Baku by telling teams to add yellow locator dots to their rear wings, allowing officials to check how much they are flexing at high speed.
When shown footage by Sky Sports F1 of Mercedes’ rear wing appearing to show some flexibility during practice on Friday in Azerbaijan, Horner said it “if anything, around here, looks at bit worse than ours”.
When does qualifying begin for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix? Saturday 5th June, 2021 – 13:00 (UK)
When does the race begin for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix? Sunday 6th June, 2021 – 13:00 (UK)
What is the expected weather for the weekend? Temperatures between 24-26c throughout the weekend in sunny skies
Where can I get tickets for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix? Ticket information for all races on the F1 2021 calendar can be found here
What channel is the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on in the UK? Both the qualifying and race will be televised live on Sky Sport F1
Where can I stream the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the qualifying and race live via Sky Go
Horner added: “I’d be more interested to see the front of the cars than the rear of the cars.
Both Red Bull team principal Horner and team advisor Helmut Marko have aired concerns over the flexibility of Mercedes’ front wing at recent races.
Now, Christian Horner felt that any concerns over the flexibility of the rear wings would also have to be applied to other parts of the car.