Tensions between Mercedes and Purple Bull have escalated in current weeks on the again of F1’s flexi-wing clampdown by the FIA.
Mercedes is sad that rival Purple Bull has been allowed to maintain a bonus for utilizing the flexi-wings for this weekend’s race in Baku, and has indicated that it might elect to protest the group if it continued to run them.
A protest may be lodged instantly after any session, however no motion was taken after follow on Friday or Saturday’s qualifying session.
Nonetheless, the door stays open for Mercedes to take motion within the rapid aftermath of the race.
Wolff believes the flexi-wing saga has taken up an excessive amount of of everybody’s time already, however says a ultimate name on what his group will do has not been set in stone.
He prompt that evaluation of the wing Purple Bull is utilizing for the Baku race will probably be the very first thing to take a look at, with the Milton Keynes-based group utilizing a unique configuration to the one which induced controversy on the Spanish Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing RB16B
Photograph by: Andy Hone / Motorsport Images
Requested by Autosport if there was going to be a protest, Wolff mentioned: “Properly I feel the flexi-wing saga begins to bore all people, together with myself.
“I suppose we are going to see. I do not know what was on their automobile, and what they will have [for the race]. I feel it is then to resolve.”
McLaren is the opposite group that has been sad in regards to the delay within the FIA introducing harder pull again exams to examine on the rear wings.
Its group principal Andreas Seidl made clear that it might go away issues to the governing physique to resolve if it takes motion ought to groups be noticed working flexi-wings through the Baku race.
“To be trustworthy, I haven’t seen an evaluation but of what occurred in qualifying. We had been busy with ourselves, and we normally additionally attempt to simply concentrate on ourselves,” he defined.
“However I feel the ball is within the court docket of the FIA to behave in the event that they assume they must act, inside what can also be written within the technical directive. So on our aspect, we simply concentrate on ourselves now.”