“I’d keep my mouth shut.”– Christian Horner warns Mercedes of mistakenly exposing his own team while calling out Red Bull’s Flexi wing.
Mercedes has caused a massive uproar about Red Bull’s Flexi wing, which is now subject to a test, and according to FIA, it will fix any such violation.
But Christian Horner is not worried about Mercedes creating a campaign against them. Instead, he has warned his counterpart to watch his own yard, as he raised doubts in Mercedes’ front wings.
“if anything, around here, looks a bit worse than ours.” Horner added: “I’d be more interested to see the front of the cars than the rear of the cars.
“So you’re opening a complete can of worms, and that is why there are tests, there are stringent tests in place, that the cars are designed to comply with.”
“A lot of noise has been made about the rear wing, and a lot of revisions have had to be made. So if you’re picking on one end of the car, you have to look at the other. You can’t look at one part in isolation and say that set of rules only applies to that element on that car.
“You have to look at all areas. Sometimes, you have to be a little bit careful what you wish for.” Horner noted when shown a clip of the Mercedes front wing that “you can see the sponsorship on the front wing, and then it disappears as he comes into a braking area.”
“Maybe that’s what it’s for, it’s to expose the new sponsor on the front wing,” Horner joked.
Would have remained quiet if I was Mercedes
Wolff then asked Wolff to remain quiet when asked what the Brit had done if he was in the Mercedes’ doyen position while also claiming that Mercedes can’t go against all the teams.
“I think if I was Toto with the front wing he’s got on his car, I’d keep my mouth shut. You’ve got some very bright technicians designing components to comply with the rules,” Horner said.
“That’s their job, that’s what we pay them for, that’s what Formula 1 is all about, that engineering ingenuity. If we want standard cars, then we’d be Formula 2.
“I think that’s part of what the competition in this sport is, pushing the boundaries. That’s what Formula 1 is all about. You’ve got to be legal, you’ve got to be within the rules, but you’ve got to push those boundaries. That’s what we, like every other team in the pitlane, does.”