The Flexi-Wing Showdown In Baku | F1 TV Tech Talk | 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Objavljeno 4. jun. 2021
It's time to discuss one of the hottest topics of the weekend, flexi-wings. Join Tech Talk hosts Sam Collins and Craig Scarborough as they scrutinise the front and rear wings further, and the potential impact of the FIA's investigations...

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  • Why was there a TV in the video if you did not use it???

  • Genuinely at a loss as to why this is a big issue - if a wing passes a safety test and can be developed within the cost cap, why not allow them to optimise them how they like?

  • Come on, nothing is solid, there is always some deformation.

  • it's pretty simple, or you look at both wings, or you don't.

  • FIA now stands for “F#%* Innovative Aero”

  • There are no flex wings, only crying Toto

  • Red bull's tweet tho "All these people looking at our backside is making us blush" lol

  • RedBull: let's innovate so we can challenge Mercedes and have finally an exciting season in years FIA: we don't do that here Mercedes: hehehe

  • It would be nice if there was the option of subtitles in Spanish

  • Use static tests this year, let us enjoy the fun with some banter. increase weights or whatever, and let the pinnacle of racing be innovative and awesome! Spend money on 2022, dont punish teams just before a major change by wasting money on new rules, tests and regulations more then you need. thank you F1 for been awesome sporting entertainment!

  • 3.9.9 The FIA reserve the right to introduce further load/deflection test on any part of the bodywork which appears to have an advantage over the Mercedes car.

  • Well what a waste that was .. does any team’s rear wing flex? Why not show us what the yellow dots discovered? Why no comparison between MB and RBR? This was just a YT vid for the sakes of having a YT vid. How about some substance next time.

  • This is the result of hamilton being a cry baby

  • Red Bull are breaking the unwritten rule that clearly states "only Mercedes are allowed to use engineering innovations that give them an advantage over everyone else".

  • The worst thing that is happening to F1 is Called FIA.

  • Red Bull have form with regard to front wing flexing! By the way, for the teams to design and test these flexi components they will have test facilities to match! They know exactly how much their wings flex, there's the data!

  • I have a hard time accepting the fact that actual great engineering is being limited with all these rules. It is not really in the spirit of F1 that was always also the source for great solutions that can maybe find their way in common cars.

  • When did F1 presenters become so scruffy and dishevelled looking!

  • Cancel the flexi rear wing to hinder Red Bull but leave the flexi front wing to help Mercedes? Great move.

  • Why are you so keen on banning flexi wings???

  • You could see the Merc front wing flexing like crazy during the race today. It flexed so much that they actually replaced it during the pit stop, likely due to flex wear.

  • EXCELLENT AND EXPERIENCE WORK NASEEEEER QATAR DAKAAAAR RALLY .. QAAATAR AIIIIR WAYSSSS💙 . ❤️ . 💜 I HOPE YOU GET A GREAT WEEKEND . ❤️ . 💙 . 💜 .

  • 💙 . ❤️ . 💜 I HOPE YOU GET A GREAT WEEKEND . ❤️ . 💙 . 💜 .EXCELLENT AND EXPERIENCE WORK NASEEEEER QATAR DAKAAAAR RALLY .. QAAATAR AIIIIR WAYSSSS

  • And in one moment in past production cars surpass F1 in innovation

  • F1 should be about innovation. If they want to regulate it then the fia should provide the same car and design engine.

  • Soon one F1 Car Inspectors will be riding on back of cars with measuring instrument in hand..

  • Mercedes brought out the changeable steering system last year. Now they are upset that Red Bull, who is in full compliance with the rules, did something “illegal”? I think Toto is complaining too much.

  • Can't wait for next year's drive to survive.

  • incredible how anti-improvements FIA turned up

  • Poooooooooole position, pooooole position, pooooole position,pooooole position, pooooole position per Charles leclerc a Baku

  • Make some indipendent producent make the rear and front wing for all teams, problem solved.

  • red bull cant complain about how costly is the change to their wings, this is the added risk and downside of trying to work around the rules, sometimes it works and sometimes it bites back.

  • FIA should take two major steps to stop Mercedes from, well, winnig. It's finally happening and they do everything to give them advantage back, beacouse they are not smart enugh to wrok around regulations as RB did.

  • Oh get over it, RB just uses cheaper plastic 😂😂😂

  • Why are FIA not doing the same tests on the front wings too

  • Marcelo looks much taller when he’s speaking f1 language...⚪️

  • blah blah blah, that car's too fast, it's too quick. call the fia and nerf hammer. whenever you got beat, you shout it's cheating.

  • I've been saying to reduce the width of front and rear wings by 50% but allow full innovations, including flexi tricks, fancy diffusers, etc. Small front wings would also mean less risk of damage to tyres and cars on track.

  • I'm still relatively new to F1. So the most recent design contentions i've seen were the DAS last year and the flex wing this year. How come the FIA is moving to ban these innovations? I thought the whole part of designing unique vehicles is to have an engineering edge that helps performance on track? Are they not killing any sort of legal edge teams are creating? What's the point of the engineers and designers if the FIA will just go ban it. If they want all the cars to be the same, just make the f1 cars like the f2 cars and let the drivers sort it out

  • Why do they ban flexible wings? It's great engineering. I thought F1 was about innovation too. Am I missing something here?

  • I am missing one point: Why ban it at all? If the wing is safe, should be fine.

  • A few more layers of carbon in the endplate's dog leg area don't cost 500,000$. Teams just don't want to shift their capacities back to this year.

  • If more regulations means more Tech Talk from Big Sam, I'm all for it!

  • @ 00:10 how about cars made out of gelatin instead of carbon fiber... that mercedes shake like if it had a 3 cylinder engine inside.

  • Why is every innovation immediately outlawed?

  • Look at the front wing from Merc.

  • Red Bull is so full of s***. All they do is cheat lie and complain.

  • sam collins, the mercedes trying not to be obvious bias

  • Same should apply to the front wings. Merc's front wings flex more than Red bull's.

  • why you don't let team innovate since it's no dangerous in anyway for the driver ?

  • sportwashing GP

  • So changing rules mid season on rear wings but not front wings even though it is "common knowledge" and "clearly demonstrable" that both are flexing for different cars. Advantage Mercedes again post French GP. How much does Mercedes pay for these results? Clearly it is more than the others can afford.

  • Flexi wings have always annoyed me as the teams always lie about them and it costs a fortune for other teams to catch up by developing their own.

  • Do wherever FIA can but still Engineers will find a way around the regulations ... You don't underestimate a engineer

  • Useless video,

  • F1: Spends millions in man hours, material, and ingenuity to innovate - moving modern tech and scientific understanding forward. FIA: No.

  • Craig Scarborough is a techno-asset for F1 Broadcast Presentations. This mechanic keeps on giving. He is a gem!

  • Once again Sam Collins is gold!

  • How do you know the wing is flexing and it’s not the suspension compressing under load?

  • Hamilton cries out at Redbull for wing flexi, yet the Mercedes sharkfin is all waggles which would help reduce drag in medium to high speed turns

  • Why is das allowed until the end of the season yet flexible wings have to be fixed utter bs

  • great content, thank you

  • This guy on the left sounds like Phil Collins. Looks a little like him too.

  • NEXT WEEK: Important announcement from the FIA: Cars will now need to have selfie cameras to monitor the deflection of the front wings.

  • Let em flex I say

  • Rear wing flexing = banned Front wing flexing = approved cause only Merc is using it

  • Looking forward to Baku! More space to spin. newwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  • I think you'll find Sam those dots are called sticky-ony-bits

  • My flexible friend... (Mr. Bean)

  • Pls update this show's cameras they look like in terms of quality like the cameras used back in the 90's

  • Mercedes complain, FIA execute immediately. That's a real circus nowdays, with a lot of clowns around there.

  • Let them do whatever the F they want. FIA is killing the sport

  • No CC, so dislike.

  • But redbull used a similar technology back in the 2010s and no one said anything about it

  • Porquê a necessidade de por um apresentador tão feio e desleixado com a aparência?

  • Can anyone tell me what's the problem with having flexiwings? It's not a special device that controls everything like, for example, active suspension, it is a clever way to work with materials and your own aeropackage.

  • 😂🤣Redbull had auto DRS at every race since the start of the season. I guess not anymore. I hope Leclerc can start beating Max and say "They were cheating all along".

  • New rule: the driver must not be flexible

  • Cant wait for ava max to get cut down to size. He is a clown.

  • Seeing the video I wondered how the the flex in the Mercedes engine cover effects air hitting the rear wing?

  • Why are we banning innovation?

  • And why are flexible wings bad?

  • Red Bull give you wings! Reall wings! 👐

  • Just accept flex wings it's not like it reduces safety nor it costs millions to engineer like das

  • remember DAS is there for whole season

  • Why are they changing regulations!? If they passed the test they passed.

  • 2020 FIA: DAS is gut 2021 FIA: Flexi Wing nicht gut

  • Please F1 ADD SUBTITLESSSSSS IN ENGLISH PLEASEEEEEEEE

  • So once mercedes starts to lose, all items are banned. Once Merc win back with new item, its within regulation.

  • Pretty sure that if Red Bull haven't had been protesting about DAS and mercs little innovations we wouldn't be having this problem.

  • Just let it be there lol

  • F1 2020- mercedes das system. Legal for a year F1 2021 - red bull flexing rear wings. Banned not allowed. Biased we need to see competition for championships not a mercedes only sport

  • someone start wining FIA ban his technology straight away, Mercedes was allowed carry DAS whole season if they pass test should be allowed

  • Mercedes likes competition as long they're first

  • Mercedes in 2020 : DAS FIA : “perfectly fine” RedBull in 2021 : FLEXING PIECE FIA : “we can’t allow that”

    • Well, a DAS failure is less dangerous than a collapsing wing.

    • @Ayaan Sattar It was eventually. That's why they don't have it now.

    • CONTEXT. DAS was well within the rules (at the time). If it really was cheating then why did the other teams not protest it to an insane degree?

    • @Ayaan Sattar Flexi wings were never banned, because it is literally impossible to design a wing, which doesn't flex. It's just a matter of HOW MUCH does it flex? This is defined by rules and tested by static test, where they put weight on the wing. All teams passed those tests, but suddenly Mercedes started crying, because they are not 1 second ahead of everyone else and they are going to make the test more strict in the middle of the season.

    • @Chicco I meant before merc implemented it on their car in 2020, it was not banned. There was no rule banning Das when they implemented it. Flexi wings had been around since before 2021 and if I'm not mistaken they were banned

  • if they pass test i don't see problem whit it

  • Could sky sports be anymore obvious as to their biases? I'm so happy I get sky without paying for it.

  • Sir Davos

  • Is that Weston McKennie??

  • "Flexing" is now an engineering term 😂