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F1 Tech Show: Why FIA’s latest wing clampdown matters

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Flexible bodywork: It’s been a big talking point in F1 for years, with the rules technically outlawing it, but the teams forever drawn towards exploiting ‘aeroelasticity’ for performance gain.

On this week’s episode of The Race F1 Tech Show, host Edd Straw and former F1 technical director Gary Anderson dig into the subject, ahead of the new technical directive issued to teams by the FIA going into this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix.

Amongst other things they discuss what the new directive says, what it aims to stamp out, why a certain amount of flexibility in wings and other bodywork is allowed (but where that ends), and who stands to benefit or lose out on track.

And there’s also time for Gary to answer another batch of YOUR questions, including ones on part sharing between teams, running repairs, and bespoke engines.

The Race F1 Tech Show, brought to you by Aramco.

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