John Floyd
Motorsport columnist
2 minute read
26 May 2021
7:14 am

Technical issues could derail potential F1 title fight

John Floyd

Red Bull’s “bendy” rear wings under the microscope after Verstappen powers to the top of the driver’s standings in Monaco.

Mercedes F1 team boss Toto Wolff has spoken out against Red Bull’s so-called “bendy” rear wings. (Photo by GEORG HOCHMUTH / APA / AFP) / Austria OUT

The championship leaderboard was changed at the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix. Perhaps the title chase we have all hoped for is on and the current technical issues will not overshadow the on-track action. Unfortunately, the issue of “bendy” rear wings continues. The alleged deflection of the wing was reported by current world champion Lewis Hamilton, after following the Red Bull of Max Verstappen during qualifying in Spain. Christian Horner and Dr Helmut Marko of Red Bull do not agree and believe the accusation emanated from Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff. Horner is reported as saying: “The FIA is completely...