Mercedes’ new front wing declared illegal in Austin

The German team has prepared a new package with improvements for this race.
One of the parts of this package with new parts is the front wing, which contained certain flaps on its elements to further direct the air. According to the interpretation of the FIA, these vertical air deflectors did not get the green light, but Mercedes does not really agree with this decision. According to the team’s lead engineer Andrew Shovlin, this new spec is designed to reduce front-end grip, improve air flow to the brake intakes, improve tire management and turbulence around the front wing.

As Auto, Motor und Sport reports, to add to the confusion, the team from Berkeley sent CAD computer designs to the FIA ​​earlier, which approved the production of this part. Because of this, Mercedes is not satisfied with this decision, so it looks like they will have to work on modifying the parts until the Mexican Grand Prix.