Marko confirms reporting Mercedes’ wing to FIA

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain driving the (44) Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes W12 during the F1 Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 27, 2021 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Jose Breton/Pics Action/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko confirmed the team have reported the front wing of the Mercedes-AMG team to the FIA ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton made comments earlier in the season about Red Bull’s rear wing, saying it was more flex than allowed. Because of this, the FIA introduced new testing methods from Baku and onwards. Christian Horner denied the rear wing of his cars was illegal and shot back at Mercedes by now pointing out their front wing to the regulators.

Marko, Red Bull’s advisor, said: “We have drawn the FIA’s attention to the fact that they should check this.

“This is a completely normal procedure. If you are of the opinion that another team is abusing the regulations too much and a grey area is in the red, you have to clarify.

“We rely on the verdict of the FIA and the measures that the governing body takes. If there is clarification, we are satisfied.”

Horner, Red Bull’s team principal, said: “There’s been quite a lot of footage over the weekend.

“We trust the FIA will police these things and of course you can’t treat the wing in isolation. You have to look at both front and rear wings and what applies to the rear one would assume will apply to the front as well.

“I think it just shows that a lot of comments have been made over the last few weeks with accusation.

“But we’ve complied with the rules. And the way we’ve reacted, I think, again, shows the strenght and depth that our performance isn’t based on rear wing flexibility.”

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