Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer reveals FIA talks over Esteban Ocon’s rear wing
During the recent Canadian Grand Prix, a concerning incident unfolded as McLaren driver Lando Norris observed Alpine driver Esteban Ocon’s rear wing wobbling heavily for several laps. Expressing apprehension over potential hazards, Norris conveyed his concerns to his team via radio, highlighting the dangers associated with a loose rear wing.
Despite the alarming situation, neither Alpine nor the International Automobile Federation (FIA) opted to call Ocon into the pits for repairs. This season, the responsibility lies with the teams to assess the safety of their cars, even if certain parts are broken or loose.
Addressing the issue, Alpine Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer has asserted that the team was confident in the stability of the wing. The rear wing in question was a new addition introduced by Alpine for the Canadian Grand Prix. Szafnauer emphasized that the team had meticulously designed and constructed the wing, thus possessing a thorough understanding of its performance.