'No flexing' is not an absolute, is it? It would be nigh on practically impossible to design a wing that had absolutely zero flex. There must be a tolerance within which the wing should pass under test. Presumably, the test for 'zero wing flex' exists and Red Bull has passed it (unless somebody can tell me that the team has been allowed to race under appeal / exemption).Greenman wrote: ↑Fri May 14, 2021 7:56 pmThe criteria (as with the illegal flexible front wing, is NOT passing the test, it is obeying the regulation which demand no flexing.tootsie323 wrote: ↑Fri May 14, 2021 6:34 pmI'm not seeking to ignore facts. I accept that the wings should not (excessively) flex but am simply pointing out that the test criteria has been limited to a static load (and that Red Bull has exploited this - again, it seems).Greenman wrote: ↑Fri May 14, 2021 1:22 pmNO !
I asked for people to remeber what happened with the flexible front wings. The tests are NOT the whole of the problem, the REGULATIONS say that the wings should not flex (irrespective of any tests). The cameras show now (as they showed with the front wings) that the rear wing flexes IN CONTRAVENTION OF OF THE REGULATION.
It is pointless just parroting the false arguments about the front wings passing the tests when the FIA just pointed to the actual regulation and said that they were wrong.
Why do people insist on ignoring the facts ?
I'm just stating that I think it's a little unfair to penalise them for passing a test which they are about to change the criteria for. You're more than welcome to disagree with me on that point.
Every team knows this (because of the illegal flexing front wing) so there is no excuse for having a flexing rear wing.
If the powers-that-be have deemed that the (present - static load?) test used is inadequate and that the use of an onboard camera is required than so be it. But if the team finds itself having to comply to the rule under a new criterion it should be allowed the opportunity (and time) to redesign the wing accordingly if necessary.