Poll Monaco Grand Prix out of 10

How would you rate the Monaco Grand Prix

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  • Total voters
    20

The Artist.....

Champion Elect
I bet they can't access some of the bolts with the wheel in place!

I did wonder why they didn't just send him on his way with 3 new tyres on... Although I suppose the front left would be under a lot of load, so probably would have let go...
 

Brogan

Legend
Staff Member
They could have just stuck a bit of bendy plastic on it and called it a flexi wheel, then they would have been allowed to run it for the next few races without penalty.
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
Staff Member
Premium Contributor
Apparently, Ferrari have a bendy rear wing, Mercedes have a bendy front wing and Red Bull have a bendy front and rear wing.

Sounds a bit like the title of a 1977 10cc album...... Deceptive Bends.

LOL
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
Apparently, Ferrari have a bendy rear wing, Mercedes have a bendy front wing and Red Bull have a bendy front and rear wing.
think ive said before if this was 2015 2016. then yes ban it, as it going to affect many years. the rules completely change in 6 months.

if everyone cheating is anyone gaining an advantage
 

F1Brits_90

Champion Elect
Dartman - yes, but force-majeure often trumps this sort of thing... So, drivers have escaped penalties in the past because of a Force-Majeure issue...
but this Monaco even if they could legally send him out again. coming in a lap later wouldve stuck him in last & what's the point of running last in Monaco
 

Bill Boddy

Professional layabout
Contributor
Horner said that there was also evidence that Mercedes' front wing was moving at speed, and that attention would soon be directed at that.

"Just look at some footage from Imola of the front wing of our competitor's car and you will see very clearly flexible aerodynamics," Horner said.
 

The Artist.....

Champion Elect
Bill Boddy - I'd been amazed that all of the focus had been on Red Bull's rear wing, given how obviously the Mercedes' front wing was flexing in previous races... This on-board from Portugal illustrates it perfectly

 

sobriety

Pole Sitter
I think it's because the bit that's moving are the "fingers" of the wing, the main plane itself is static from what I could tell - I don't think those fingers are even subject to load tests - they're all on the main plane. (and Redbull are doing the same thing)

Whereas the redbull rear wing (I've not seen the Ferrari one) - the whole thing is deflecting including the parts that are load tested, so they're clearly circumventing the test.

I'd also imagine that this, like the alleged fuel flow meter circumvention, isn't a case of Merc sour grapes because they didn't think of it, but because they thought of it, but didn't do it as they decided that it would be cheating - which it is.
 
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