Greenman wrote: ↑
Tue May 18, 2021 9:08 am
The regulations state that the wings should not flex.
Red Bull has failed to comply with that regulation - they are in the wrong.
If that's the case, then all teams are in the wrong - as all
wings flex - it's just a matter of how much
. If a wing flexes by 0.01mm, it's still
flexing. Does that mean that it fails to comply? No, because this is a technical regulation - and you either pass or fail an objective, measurable, quantitative test under controlled conditions. Anything else, it's a crappy technical reg.
This attitude just sounds like sour grapes. Racing teams have traditionally attempted to stretch the envelope of technical regs; in fact, we'd look dimly on a team that does not attempt to maximize its performance within the technical regulations.
Is it not expected of a team to engineer a car optimized to whatever specification is in force? Really now?
Actually, I question why the regs need to change in short order, forcing various ingenious competitors to reengineer parts of their entries to meet tighter new specs in weeks instead of over the normal off-season. In contrast, why did DAS not get banned by a quick rules change early in the season last year?