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‘Flexi-wings mostly linked to weight saving'

Alpine executive director Marcin Budkowski believes the air deflection, or flexibility in rear wings are more about saving weight than gaining aerodynamic advantages. The debate surrounding the so-called ‘flexi-wings' has been intensifying in recent weeks, with Mercedes in particular accusing Red Bull of gaining an advantage by having rear wings that supposedly ‘flex' at pace, which in turn is said to increase straight-line speed. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff and Red Bull boss Christian Horner have been exchanging words on the issue in recent weeks, with Wolff dubbing Horner a 'windbag' and the Red Bull team principal retorting by suggesting Mercedes' front wing is...
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