After training in Bahrain, head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff told that the team has considerably strengthened T-shaped wing at W08 to avoid incidents in Sunday’s race at Sakhir.
Valtteri Bottas took the first pole position of his career, ahead of Lewis Hamilton
In the second free practice from the car of Valtteri Bottas gets the T-shaped wing, after which it ran Max Verstappen. This caused serious damage to RB13 of the Dutchman.
And the first case when the T-shaped wing fell off the car of Bottas, took place a week ago in China.
In this regard, the FIA has asked Mercedes to ensure that similar incident will not happen again. Otherwise, the team will be forced to dismantle the wing.
“We solved the problem, – quotes the wolf AUTOSPORT.com. The wing was strengthened. Now this thing is not to bring down even a baseball bat”.
After hitting Verstappen T-shaped wing on Friday, the Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner called for a ban on this element of aerodynamics, what Toto said, “it is Obvious that Christian needs it.
He wants to remove from other machines those parts that are functioning well. I absolutely understand his position. In addition, our wing has damaged the bottom RB13″.
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