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Video: new controversy in Formula 1 with the rear wing of Mercedes. It is illegal?

In the last races the Formula 1 has a huge job. The sports commissioners got tired of receiving complaints from the most important teams, incl


In the last races the Formula 1 has a huge job. The sports commissioners got tired of receiving complaints from the most important teams, including Mercedes and Red bull. The German team received an impressive penalty in the Brazilian Grand Prix, where Lewis hamilton excluded after irregularities in his rear spoiler.

The rear wings of Formula 1 cars have a system called DRS (Drag Reduction System in English). This allows the drivers to open the wing and reduce the aerodynamic drag of the cars and thus gain up to 30 kilometers per hour. However, Formula 1 is very strict in this system, and it is checked in all the cars in the paddock.

In the middle of the main straight, cars usually have movements in their ailerons. There they tend to move downwards, although the difference is not very noticeable. Cars are allowed to move downwards, reducing drag a little more, up to 2 millimeters. However, in the Brazilian Grand Prix the FIA he saw that the aileron had a much larger opening than allowed.

However, in the last hours a video was released that would show that the Mercedes car is still illegal due to this system. In several accounts of social networks the images were viralized, although it was not confirmed if these are from the Brazilian Grand Prix, where Hamilton was already sanctioned or if it is the last race.

Not true, the rear wing has not changed. It’s still a very solid element in our car, you could put 100 kilos on it, so maybe Red Bull will ask to put 105 next time”, Highlighted a spokesman for the German team to the SoyMotor.com site. However, until now there were no official words from the team, so suspicions continue to grow.