Both of Austrian energy drink Red Bull’s formula one teams will race new rear wings at the Canadian grand prix.
Many outfits, including Ferrari and Toyota, intend to debut new bodywork on the low-downforce Montreal layout this weekend, but the Red Bull news is particularly noteworthy in the context of the similarly new FIA deflection tests.
We first reported late last month that the intensified scrutineering tests, to be conducted for the first time in Canada, were a reaction to evidence that suggested the Red Bull wings were flexing illegally at high speed in Spain.
The team technical boss, Adrian Newey, confirmed in a press document this week that the RB3 will be fitted with a “smaller rear wing” in Canada.
“We also now have to comply with a new deflection test introduced by the FIA to ascertain if your rear wing is flexing illegally,” the Briton said.
It was revealed late on Monday that Red Bull’s jointly Gerhard Berger-owned junior squad Toro Rosso has also prepared “new front and rear wings” for the similar STR2 single seater in Montreal.