“That cost us resources and money”– Alpine is furious over the changes it was forced to make ahead of their home Grand Prix.
Alpine was one of the teams to be involved in the Flexi-wings controversy, and apparently, even before the tests, the French team has reduced the bend over their wings.
But Alpine’s management is furious, as it claims they have lost a significant amount of capital and resources over this issue, which didn’t even need them to change the whole component.
“we did make significant changes to the design. These are rather complex, structural elements that are subjected to enormous loads,” he is quoted by Motorsport-Total.com.
“That cost us resources and money. We’re not at all happy about that, as we would have preferred to invest it elsewhere. But the FIA is allowed to change these tests during the season.”
More teams to follow suit?
It is no secret that most of the teams have been involved in the Flexi-wing controversy, and that is why Red Bull was calm over the situation; teams like Alfa Romeo has also complained about the money they will have to divert from the minimal budget.
Claiming that it would be a big hit to their plans for 2021. Mercedes, who erupted the whole fiasco, did it to harm Red Bull, whose management is creepily comfortable with the situation.
Mercedes in trouble too?
Toto Wolff threatened to protest if red Bull walked in with the same car in Azerbaijan, they did, but no protests were heard off. Christian Horner and Helmut Marko never gave serious thought to Wolff’s words.
And often dejected his statement by accusing him of hypocrisy, as apparently, even Mercedes’ front wings showed an abnormal level of flexibility, which now seems to have brought Mercedes at a backfoot in this controversy.