Lewis Hamilton wants FIA to remove 'bendy' wing wiggle room as Red Bull and Mercedes clash

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Lewis Hamilton wants FIA to remove 'bendy' wing wiggle room as Red Bull and Mercedes clash
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton has asked the FIA to clamp down on teams pushing the boundaries of Formula One’s technical rules, and stop giving teams like Red Bull “wiggle room” in the championship.
Hamilton recently claimed that their opponents had used a “bendy” rear wing at the Spanish Grand Prix, giving them an advantage on the straights.

“The Red Bulls are really fast on the straights,” he said to Sky Sports F1. “They have this bendy wing on the back of their car which they put on today and they gained at least three tenths.”

Red Bull have denied there is anything illegal on their car, with team principal Christian Horner insisting that their cars’ rear wings had passed stringent tests and was fully legal.

Since then the FIA have announced they would be introducing tests to deal with suspected illegal flexible wings on the 15 June, with slight concern from some that there are still races in Monaco and Baku before that.

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“When you see all the videos and pictures from Barcelona, it’s pretty clear what is happening. Therefore we welcome the reaction from the FIA with the technical directive, the basic content of which we are happy with.

“Where we strongly disagree is the timing of the implementation because, from our point of view, there is no reason for many teams having still the advantage of doing things which, in our point of view, are clearly against the regulations.”

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