On Tuesday morning the Mercedes team tested double T-shaped wing, according to AUTOSPORT.
Interesting design on the engine cover – shark-fin and T-shaped wing – became one of the main topics for discussion after the presentations and break-in of new machines last week.
Mercedes eyeing radical T-shaped wing
The most curious decision was the T-shaped wing, which has already tested some teams – Mercedes, Williams, Ferrari and Haas. But Mercedes decided to develop the idea and on Tuesday tested a new concept.
However, it is not excluded that in connection with the emergence of a large number of such elements on the body and flexibility at high speeds, the FIA may, for security purposes, to prevent their use.
The theme of the rejection of the “shark fin” has already been discussed, but the team did not support the proposal.
Christian Horner: “Shark fin” is the only minus of the new machines
“The rules give a certain freedom of action in the middle of the machine, but I’m not sure that was by design, said technical Director Toro Rosso James Key. – So it is not surprising that the “fins” came back. They are very visible, but their influence is not so big. Since they are directly in front of the rear spoiler, that help in this area. But in General, their function has remained the same as in 2008.
We’ll see if you make any changes to the regulations. It is rather a discussion of the FIA and strategy Group in the development of rules. But obviously, while it’s there, the team will to use it”.
For a text stream of the second day of tests with photos and video you can watch on our site.
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