Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer reveals FIA talks over Esteban Ocon's rear wing

Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer reveals FIA talks over Esteban Ocon’s rear wing

“We designed and built this wing, so we knew what was going on. And we were glad it wouldn’t come loose,” Szafnauer told Motorsport.com. “We test this in research and development. We put it through these tests simply because of the way it’s mounted and we’re therefore seeing these types of modes and understanding whether or not it’s going to come loose.”

Although the FIA did approach the team in their garage to discuss the matter, Alpine confidently explained why they believed the wing did not pose a safety risk.

Szafnauer confirmed the interaction, stating, “The FIA came up to us and said it looks like your rear wing is moving and we looked at that and talked about it. We were confident that it would be okay with a few laps to go.”