Formula 1 boss Christian Horner reaction: “That’s total rubbish"



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Formula 1 boss Christian Horner reaction: “That’s total rubbish"

Toto Wolff wants TD to be applied much earlier than the leaders want. "I would have liked it to happen immediately,” he said as quoted by motorsport. “Because it can have a performance impact. And so now it's fine, you just need to say well, that's it."

Many have taken advantage of floor flexing. “I think so,” said the Austrian. “I haven't been able to squeeze the skids of certain teams. We're looking at our competitors. “And probably, I would have wished that the TD comes in a little bit earlier, but it is what it is.

So in Spa we won't see that anymore”. Horner talked a little more about it for skysports. “The technical directive is obviously focused on the bouncing and the porpoising which certain cars have struggled with,” Horner told Sky F1.

“I think it’s due for further discussion in the [TAC], which is the correct forum for it. “Obviously we saw at Silverstone, no cars were really affected by it. The argument being, is it the duty of the competitor to make sure their car is safe, or is it the duty of the FIA to ensure that the competitor runs their car safely?”

Flexing floors

He also reacted to Toto Wolff's suggestion about flexing floors “That’s total rubbish.

Total rubbish. I think we’re getting issues mixed up here. “Maybe he’s referring to, I don’t know, cars that are around him at the moment. I have no idea, but I have absolutely no issues or concerns on our floor”.


Red Bull Racing chief engineer Paul Monaghan reacted to the TD “I don't think we could ignore it, that would probably be a little naive on our part,” he said when asked by Motorsport.com. “Some new constraints are being applied.

We have not long had the data from Silverstone to see how our interpretation of it compares with that of the FIA. “So we'll undertake that first. And then whether we're more effective or not than the others, that's really for the others to determine.

“The only thing we can control is our two. And if we change and adopt and fulfil the FIA's AOM criteria, that's our job done. The trick for us will be if there are changes that are required, and they cost you performance, is to minimise that.

“Otherwise, we need to carry on doing what we're doing, and keep the car as quick as we can. It's a judgement relative to our opposition rather than outright lap time for us."